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How Arthur Cashin became the ambassador of the New York Stock Exchange

Arthur Cashin on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. Foto: Photo for The Washington Post by Jeenah Moon

The gentleman ambling across the storied floor of the New York Stock Exchange hardly looks the part of the Wall Street sage. Rumpled and affable, he could be your barber. Put an apron on him, roll up his sleeves and he might be your favorite bartender, right down to the deadpan quips.

But millions of financial news junkies know Arthur Cashin from his daily dispatches on CNBC, a reassuring voice in the topsy-turvy world of stock trading. When the market roils, as it has in recent weeks, his insights and nearly six decades of experience are what the cable news network puts forward to bring context and meaning...

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