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Finance Glossary

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Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Sell Side Analyst


An analyst who covers a given area of expertise - like oil drillers or autos or internet media. They publish reports in hopes that because of their witty insights, clients will trade with their desk instead of those of the competition and pay nice little commissions many times over.