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Sell Side

sell side

The portion of the securities business in which orders are transacted. The sell side includes retail brokers, institutional brokers and traders, and research departments. If an institutional portfolio manager changes jobs and becomes a registered representative, he or she has moved from the buy side to the sell side. Compare buy side.

Sell side.

Brokerage firms and other financial services companies that buy and sell investments as agents for retail investors as well as for their own accounts are described as the sell side of Wall Street.

Sell-side institutions employ analysts to research potential investments and make buy, hold, or sell recommendations that the firm's brokers may make available to their clients to help guide their investment decisions.

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Calusdian says that while it is still important for small-cap firms to court the sell side, it is much more effective for management to meet directly with the buy side to tell their company's story.
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Now, the sell side, smaller in size but not necessarily stature, is flanked by a beefed-up and certainly more sophisticated institutional investor buy side which is spearheading more of its own research and hiring third-party supplemental research providers.
Black (Delphi Management): We don't care about the sell side.