Big News: The Fed, Debt Ceiling, and Physical Silver Premiums

Gold and silver spot prices lost ground to a strengthening U.S. dollar last week. The dollar enjoyed its best week in 5 months, as other major world currencies weakened. European central bankers are once again hinting at more stimulus, and the Chinese government cut interest rates for the 6th time in the past year. Federal … Read more

Will Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) Earnings Confirm Continued Strength?

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is expected to report earnings on Thursday, October 22nd. The whisper number is $7.13, seven cents behind the analysts’ estimate and showing little confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $7.00 to a high of $7.30. Google has a 61% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in … Read more

Schlumberger Whisper Number Lacking Confidence

Schlumberger (SLB) is expected to report earnings on Thursday, October 15th. The whisper number is $0.75, two cents behind the analysts’ estimate and showing no confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $0.69 to a high of $0.80. Schlumberger has a 64% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 23 … Read more

Is JPMorgan Poised to Beat the Whisper Number?

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is expected to report earnings on Tuesday, October 13th. The whisper number is $1.39, two cents ahead of the analysts’ estimate and showing some confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $1.39 to a high of $1.40. JPMorgan has a 71% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper … Read more

Bank of America’s Whisper Number Showing Confidence

Bank of America (BAC) is expected to report earnings on Wednesday, October 14th. The whisper number is $0.37, four cents ahead of the analysts’ estimate and showing some confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Bank of America has a 54% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 31 of the 57 earnings reports for which … Read more

Don’t Be Fooled: A Stealth Bull Market in Gold and Silver Is Underway

What gold and silver investors want to know above all is when the bull market will resume. In a very real sense, it already has resumed. Futures market prices aside, evidence abounds that a raging bull market in physical precious metals is now underway. In the third quarter (ending September 30th), coin demand went through … Read more

Speaker Boehner Readies Final Sellout As Debt Ceiling Debacle Looms

It’s campaign season, and that means non-stop media coverage of candidate polls, quips, gaffes, tweets, emails, controversies, lies, and scandals. It all makes for a good soap opera. Unfortunately, it’s almost all irrelevant in the big picture. The media prefer to focus on the sideshow rather than the 800-pound gorilla in the room: the looming … Read more

Why Are “Bank Holidays” Always Announced on Sunday?

On Sunday, June 29, the Associated Press ran the following headline: “Greek Banks will not open Monday.” After a lengthy cabinet session, it was decided that Greek banks would remain closed for 6 working days, along with restrictions on cash withdrawals. In addition, financial sector officials confirmed the Athens Stock Exchange would not open the … Read more