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Deal Directly with The Seller - When looking for a home to buy, it is often best to deal with the seller directly and avoid paying real estate agent's fees....

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Whisper Number

Definition: An unofficial earnings number that stock analysts on Wall Street are looking for when a company releases its earnings.

TeenAnalyst Advice: Whisper numbers are absolute crap.  It's mere speculation.  Basically, an analyst reports an official earnings estimate number.  But sometimes they believe a company should beat that number.

For example, let's say a company has earnings estimates of $0.35/share.  The whisper number might be $0.37/share so everyone starts expecting that to happen.  If the company releases $0.36/share of earnings, their stock will probably fall, even though they've beat their real forecasts!  Investors can be stupid sometimes.

 

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Definition of the Day Depositary Receipt

Depositary Receipt - This represents the ownership of shares of stock certificates and trades in the financial stock markets. It is the buy and sell of the stocks involved with non-United States companies on the United States Stock Exchange. The depositary receipt carries the prices...

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