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Financial Analyst

A person who researches and reports on the state of securities. An analyst uses technical or fundamental signals to determine which securities are likely to be profitable, and which are not. Financial analysts help persons and organizations in making investment decisions. See also: CFA.

financial analyst

A person with expertise in evaluating financial investments. Financial analysts, who serve as investment advisers and portfolio managers, use their training and experience to investigate risk and return characteristics of securities. Also called analyst, securities analyst. See also chartered financial analyst.
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As you did with Table 1, read the following descriptions and think deeply about whether you possess the qualities of a great financial analyst.
He began his career at the Board in 1991 as a supervisory financial analyst and was promoted to manager of the Capital Markets Program.
For general information about financial analysts and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, contact: Association for Investment Management and Research
The CFA designation has been awarded to some 14,500 investment professionals by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA) in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1963.
Stuhlman has been a financial analyst with Market Line Associates for almost two years.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society.
The Market Blog is written throughout every trading day by Schaeffer's financial analysts and traders.
A check on the overall outlook from financial analysts shows that before this morning's downgrades, there were nine "buy" ratings, 11 "hold" ratings, and one "sell" rating on AAPL.
LOS ANGELES -- Equities will rise, interest rates will moderate or fall and oil prices are expected to remain contained, according to the expert panel at the 2007 Economic and Investments Forecasts Dinner sponsored by the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Los Angeles (CFALA) on February 1.
Conference Call with Financial Analysts and Investors to Be Webcast
LOS ANGELES -- The fifth annual forecasting dinner sponsored by the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Los Angeles (CFALA) will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2007.

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