We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Sell Side Analyst

Definition:

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.