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Greenspan Ranked Top In Market Impact Poll

Traders Magazine, January 2000

Sanford Wexler

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan had the greatest impact on the markets in the last twelve months of the 20th century, according to a poll of traders conducted by the Security Traders Association. Greenspan received the endorsement of 63.5 percent of the 427 respondents.

Ranked as the least influential on a list of eight of the most influential market players was Big Board Chairman Richard Grasso who scored 0.2 percent. The person ranked as having the second greatest impact was the day trader' who scored just over 28.3 percent. The STA poll was conducted from Dec. 23 through January 2000.

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