Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions. Prepare plans of action for investment, using financial analyses. Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry. Recommend investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the public. Present oral or written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries. Monitor fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments by analyzing information from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, or personal interviews. Interpret data on price, yield, stability, future investment-risk trends, economic influences, and other factors affecting investment programs. Purchase investments for companies in accordance with company policy. Monitor developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory. Draw charts and graphs, using computer spreadsheets, to illustrate technical reports.