"Fools" said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
In the wells of silence
There are lots of positive catalysts heading into the earning report. I've listed the 4 top factors that earnings are going to be way above analyst forecast; but now with the manner that NEM holds share price levels despite gold going down in price it seems logical that a buyout/merger might hit before the earnings are even released.
Don't discount operational synergies between ABX and NEM. Perhaps $1B/annum.