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Finance Glossary

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Sell Side Analyst


Someone who works for a firm and assembles reports and research about a specific industry (like energy or tech). This person creates graphs, charts, and lots of information that investors can use. But their real role is to get clients to trade with them or their firm. When that happens, the clients pay a nice commission. The real work of the analyst is more of  a marketing thing, so take those charts with a grain of salt.