Click to Enlarge This month, InvestorPlace’s Jim Woods took a look back at the hectic year in financial and global news that was 2011, rounding up the most important headlines in his list of The Top 11 Market Stories of 2011.
After that, we decided to leave it up to you, the reader. After a few days, 3,500 people chimed in with their own opinions on what truly ruled the market in 2011. The final tally can be seen by enlarging the graphic on the right, but the top five stories included an everyone-saw-it-coming blowout, as well as a couple close calls.
Bottoming out the list of the top market stories of 2011 was Operation Twist, which failed to break into double digits. It was topped by 10.) MF Global, 9.) The Arab Spring, 8.) Occupy Wall Street, 7.) Steve Jobs’ death and 6.) Osama bin Laden’s death.
Continue reading as InvestorPlace takes a closer look at the readers’ top five market stories of 2011: