Located in lower
Manhattan, of New York City. Wall Street is an actual street
where many of the country's financial institutions had their
headquarters, as well as being the first permanent home of the New
York Stock Exchange. Still based on Wall Street are the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ ( National Association of
Securities Dealers Automated), AMEX (American Stock Exchange), NYMEX
(New York Mercantile Exchange), and NYBOT (New York Board of Trade).
Still considered to be the "hub" of stock trading, many
of the larger stock trading and banking firms have
moved out off of Wall Street, many are still in the
lower Manhattan area.