financial analyst


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. Financial 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 securities analyst or analyst.

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You may want to bring in a financial analyst to see if they can think of any ways to save you money.

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I was a financial analyst and could determine what was going on in certain areas of the business, that others could not.

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I usually listen to the stock market advice given by my brother, who works for a large investment bank as a financial analyst and follows companies for a living.

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