The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Abby Joseph Cohen has been a legend on Wall Street for decades. Cohen, an economist and financial analyst, began her career in 1973 as an economist for the Federal Reserve Board at a time when women were just beginning to have an active presence in the rough-and-tumble financial world. Four years later, she moved to T. Rowe Price, working as a quantitative research director and economist. In 1983 she moved to Drexel Burnham Lambert, where she stayed until a Justice Department inquiry led to the firm's demise. She worked briefly for Barclays de Zoete Wedd, then moved to Goldman Sachs in 1990 as vice president and co-chair of the bank's Investment Policy Committee. She rose through the ranks at Goldman, becoming a partner in 1996 and, ultimately, the bank's Chief Investment Strategist, a position she retained until David Kostin replaced her in March of 2008.
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