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The year stock traders became an endangered Wall Street species

The longest bull market in stocks has somehow completely bypassed banks' equities traders

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The number of stock traders has steadily declined in the past decade even though markets all over the world have rallied to record highs.

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SOMEHOW, the longest bull market in stocks has completely bypassed banks' equities traders. Buying and selling shares for clients such as hedge funds, mutual funds and other investors used to be a key business for investment banks.

They...