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The Born Trader: The trading world, seared by divisions between the buyside and sellside, is wait

Traders Magazine, September 2000

Sanford Wexler

Stephen W. O'Neil was born with trading in his genes. His father, Don, was an over-the-counter trader, and both of his uncles were also traders. As a youngster and later as a college student he was fascinated with Wall Street and trading equities.

"I'd be in the office and watching them trade," O'Neil recalled. "It always seemed like a very exciting business with a lot of action and a lot of money being thrown around. That always made it real interesting to me."

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