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Full of Bull (Updated Edition): Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio by Stephen T. McClellan

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7. How Street Analysts Really Operate

Wall Street research took root in 1934 with the publication of the seminal investment text Security Analysis, by Graham and Dodd, a detailed guide to fundamental, conservative, long-term value investing. Today, Street research entails quilting together information and observations from myriad sources, and then drawing conclusions regarding the future outlook and potential for a stock. As an individual investor, you might on occasion find yourself in a situation in which you can conduct research like an analyst, maybe casually sitting next to an executive on a plane flight or at a social function. You certainly can tune into conference calls and read research reports and published company financials. If you ...

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