Since our start in 1998, we have collected earnings expectations ("whisper numbers") from traders and investors that register with our site. Whether you call it 'wisdom of crowds', 'social media analytics', or 'crowd sourcing', this methodology has proven itself over the past fifteen years as a more useful and valued earnings indicator.
The firm was founded in 1998 by John Scherr, with the belief that the aggregated data collected from individual investors would prove more timely, accurate, and useful than the analysts consensus estimates. The WhisperNumber expectation is regularly referenced in notable financial media sources such as CNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Street, and Business Week, amongst others.
Our community is unlike any other source. By sourcing estimates from a diverse community of individuals, WhisperNumber provides both a more accurate and more representative view of expectations compared to sell side only data sets which suffer from several biases. The data we collect from investors has proven even more useful for anticipating post earnings price movement following the earnings release. This is not only backed by our years of data, but also by two independent academic studies.
We provide investors with a public forum where they can share information that has proven significant in today's marketplace. You
can share your expectations - think of it as traders and investors helping each other (which is a far cry from the biased Wall Street insiders and analysts.)
What sets us apart - over 15 years of useful, proven, and credible data
- The only whisper number with independent academic validation.
- The only legitimate whisper recognized by the Street (Associated Press).
- The only whisper number site featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg.
- The only whisper number with a consistent historical track record.
- The whisper number found here is an exclusive, proprietary, and true earnings expectation.
And investors know estimates don't move markets, expectations move markets.