I sat down with a bunch of really smart research analysts - this is what their clients are freaking out about


stock traders nervous

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Traders talk. These are not the guys I was talking to.

One of the fun things about being a financial journalist is you get to sit in on some really interesting meetings with super-smart people.


I got the opportunity to sit down with a team of bank research analysts and equity salespeople at a top firm on Friday.

These guys cover financial stocks, providing short-term stock-specific coverage and big-picture "future of the industry" type reports.

They speak to clients pretty much every day, fielding questions on what is going on out there with financial stocks, so I asked them what their clients were asking them about most often.

Here is what they said, with a few suggestions for further reading: