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Glossary Term: ANALYST

Definition(s) for ANALYST:


1. ) A financial professional who analyzes securities to determine their investment merits, including possibly a 'fair' or 'intrinsic' value for them. There are 'sell-side' and 'buy-side' analysts. 'Sell-side' analysts typically work for investment banks and brokerages and sell or publish their analysis. 'Buy-side' analysts generally work for the mutual fund companies or institutions that use the analysis to make investment decisions for the funds they manage

2. ) An individual employed by a securities firm to perform investment research.


See Also:
BUY-SIDE ANALYST, SELL-SIDE ANALYST, SUPERVISORY ANALYST, CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST (CFA)


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