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Finance Glossary

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Whisper Number

Definition:

The numbers Wall Street Guys whisper as part of their seduction technique. Sort of a mathematical version of "whispering sweet nothings."

Ah, darling, 7546, 76758, 87878...

Also, the earnings per share (EPS) that are not published or official but which the pros on Wall Street have access to.

If you're their favorite investor or someone they whisper sweet nothings to, they'll share. But this information is not available to the Average Joe.

In theory, you can use these numbers to make better investment decisions. In reality, the accuracy of these number varies and lots of people in the know point out that with all the rules requiring companies to disclose financial information, there's not much out there that's secret.