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Financial analysts recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are known as portfolios.
Financial Analyst
A financial analyst researches macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions along with company fundamentals to make business, sector and industry recommendations. They also often recommend a course of action, such as to buy or sell a company's stock based upon its overall current and predicted strength. An analyst must be aware of current developments in the field in which he or she specializes as well as in preparing financial models to predict future economic conditions for any number of variables. 
 
There are many different types of Financial Analysts, such as 
  • Securities Analysts
  • Investment Analysts 
  • Ratings Analysts 
and they can work for a number of different types of organizations, including insurance companies, investment banks, mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds and securities firms, as well as companies that operate in any industry! Each type of analyst will perform different functions and have different responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.
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Financial Analyst

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Diversified and Industrial Analyst

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