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Tap These Phone Companies (for Profit), Say Pros

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If the US government can look at numbers from phone companies, why shouldn't you?

If you’re a Verizon customer, the US government may be tracking who you call like a nosy, jealous realty TV series spouse.

That’s the story broken today by British newspaper, The Guardian.

According to the story, the government has been getting daily updates on millions of Verizon customers since the end of April. The program is scheduled to end on July 19. While there’s no evidence the feds are actually listening in on phone calls, it appears they are collecting data on what numbers are being called.

If the government can take phone carriers’ numbers and analyze them, why not you? Specifically, phone companies’ financial numbers and stock charts.

We tapped Talking Numbers contributors Enis Taner, Global Macro Editor at, and Richard Ross, Global Technical Strategist at Auerbach Grayson, to talk numbers and what phone companies they have the bug to buy.

To listen in on the conversation between Taner and Ross, click on the link above.


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