NYSE Amex Equities

AAA

DEFINITION of 'NYSE Amex Equities'

An American stock exchange owned by NYSE Euronext. The NYSE Amex is located in New York City and handles about 10% of all securities traded in the U.S. It deals in products such as ETFs, cash equities, structured products, and close-end funds and with the acquisition of Amex, NYSE Euronext became the third largest U.S. options marketplace.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'NYSE Amex Equities'

In 2008 the NYSE Euronext acquired the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). The AMEX name was first changed to NYSE Alternext U.S., then became known as NYSE Amex in 2009. It used to be a strong competitor to the New York Stock Exchange, but that role has since been filled by the Nasdaq. Today, almost all trading on the AMEX is in small-cap stocks, exchange-traded funds and derivatives.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Nasdaq

    A global electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities, ...
  2. Toronto Stock Exchange - TSX

    The largest stock exchange in Canada. The Toronto Stock Exchange ...
  3. Speculation Index

    An index that is derived from the ratio of trading volumes on ...
  4. Small Cap

    Refers to stocks with a relatively small market capitalization. ...
  5. Euronext

    A cross-border European stock exchange, originally created in ...
  6. New York Stock Exchange - NYSE

    A stock exchange based in New York City, which is considered ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. How can I find out which stocks also trade as options?

    The trading of options has become increasingly popular among retail investors as they become aware of the many different ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What are the listing requirements for the Nasdaq?

    Major stock exchanges, like the Nasdaq, are exclusive clubs - their reputations rest on the companies they trade. As such, ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What are the Basel III rules, and how does it impact my bank investments?

    The Basel III rules are a regulatory framework designed to strengthen financial institutions by placing guidelines pertaining ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the aerospace sector?

    The best options strategies for investing in the aerospace sector exploit the sector's volatility and propensity for big ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What is the automotive sector?

    In the world of finance, the automotive sector represents the financial performance and economic variables related to automobile ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the Internet sector?

    The long straddle and long strangle options strategies enable investors to capitalize on the Internet sector's volatility. ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  2. Investing Basics

    A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  3. Options & Futures

    Why The Dow Matters

    Although the DJIA only includes 30 stocks, it can tell you a lot about the market as a whole.
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    Explaining the Geometric Mean

    The average of a set of products, the calculation of which is commonly used to determine the performance results of an investment or portfolio.
  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing as the 1st quarter ended.
  6. Options & Futures

    Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end of the capitalization spectrum.
  7. Chart Advisor

    Interested in Growth Stocks? See These 4 ETFs

    Given the rise in popularity of growth ETFs, there are several interesting growth stock choices for investors.
  8. Chart Advisor

    ChartAdvisor for April 17 2015

    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  9. Investing News

    A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative is aimed at doing just that.
  10. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Pros & Cons Of Bond Funds Vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building your diversified bond portfolio.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Adverse Selection

    1. The tendency of those in dangerous jobs or high risk lifestyles to get life insurance. 2. A situation where sellers have ...
  2. Wash Trading

    The process of buying shares of a company through one broker while selling shares through a different broker. Wash trading ...
  3. Fixed-Income Arbitrage

    An investment strategy that attempts to profit from arbitrage opportunities in interest rate securities. When using a fixed-income ...
  4. Venture-Capital-Backed IPO

    The selling to the public of shares in a company that has previously been funded primarily by private investors. The alternative ...
  5. Merger Arbitrage

    A hedge fund strategy in which the stocks of two merging companies are simultaneously bought and sold to create a riskless ...
  6. Market Failure

    An economic term that encompasses a situation where, in any given market, the quantity of a product demanded by consumers ...
Trading Center