Analyze financial information and make recommendations based on predictions regarding the investment potential of a business, industry, or the general market. Advise an investment firm, a company, or the public as to which investments to make and at what prices and timing. Evaluate market trends and stock performance and develop investment plans. Determine at which prices securities should be offered to the public. Use financial analysis, mathematics, reasoning, and critical thinking skills to prepare oral and written reports making judgements about investments.