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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
An employee of a bank, brokerage, advisor, or mutual fund who studies companies and makes buy and sell recommendations, often specializing in a single sector or industry. Securities analysts use a wide variety of techniques for researching and making recommendations. The reports and recommendations they publish are often used by traders, mutual fund managers, portfolio managers and investors in their decision making processes. also called financial analyst or securities analyst. also called financial analyst or analyst.
An individual who does investment research and makes recommendations to buy, sell, or hold. Most analysts specialize in a single industry or business sector.