Horace Dediu dari Asymco berbicara tentang analis:

Apple analysts vary. If you refer to “sell-side” analysts who are working for financial services companies, their paychecks are not tied to accuracy or foresight. They are sold as a resource to clients of the firm and their work is meant to manage client expectations.

Analis dengan tipe ini dibayar bukan karena keakuratan analisanya, tetapi bagaimana ia dapat mengatur ekspektasi masyarakat.

the opinion of those who are highly paid should be treated with suspicion while the opinion of those subject to peer review should be treated with respect. It brings to mind the difference between highly paid fortune tellers and pundits whose methods are obscure vs. poorly paid graduate students whose methods are open to all.