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S&P 500 performance by Fed chair

The S&P 500 has now risen by 36.7% while Janet Yellen has been chair of the Federal Reserve, besting the 36.1% performance under predecessor Ben Bernanke. But both are well short of either Paul Volcker or Alan Greenspan. None of these folks has responsibility for public equities performance, but they do lead American monetary policy that impacts the global economy.

Data: S&P Global Intelligence, Yahoo Finance; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios