The Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) is a regional stock exchange located in Boston, Massachusetts. A stock exchange, share market or bourse is a Corporation or Mutual organization which provides "trading" facilities for Stock The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The third-oldest stock exchange in the United States, it was founded in 1834. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the On October 2, 2007 Nasdaq agreed to acquire BSE for $61 million. The NASDAQ (acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American Stock exchange.