The Top 10 Financial Tweets For Tuesday, August 13
There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best tweets of the day that are either informative, insightful, or just down right comical.
1. Danny Blanchflower
Dartmouth economics professor and former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Danny Blanchflower (@D_Blanchflower) tweeted out following the speech by Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart's speech today and noted an important point made by President Lockhart.
— Danny Blanchflower (@D_Blanchflower) August 13, 2013
2. Phil LeBeau
BREAKING: DOJ filing anit-trust suit to block U.S. Air/American Airlines merger
— Phil LeBeau (@Lebeaucarnews) August 13, 2013
3. ETF Professor
Benzinga's own ETF Professor (@ETFProfessor1) tweeted his own thoughts on the proposed merger.
Giving the CEO of a bankrupt company $20M is par for the course with American. By far the worst airline. Bluestar is a better airline.
— ETF Professor (@ETFProfessor1) August 13, 2013
4. Paul R. La Monica
CNNMoney's Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) tweeted out his stupid stock of the day, and it is none other than Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY). Shares appear to be rallying on short covering following yesterday's announcement that the company is looking at strategic alternatives.
— Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) August 13, 2013
5. Phil Pearlman
StockTwits Executive Editor Phil Pearlman (@ppearlman) tweeted out a rather funny and sarcastic jab at politicians in Washington following Elon Musk's reveal of Hyperloop.
OH on the Floor of the House of Representatives: "Who needs Hyperloop when we've already got Amtrak?"
— Phil Pearlman (@ppearlman) August 13, 2013
6. Mark Gurman
Based on my flight, Apple really is doomed. Only at least one iPad user per row!
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) August 13, 2013
7. John Carney
CNBC's John Carney (@carney) tweeted out this morning a rather interesting question. It's true that economists do believe that savings lead to future consumption, but what about just ridiculous levels of saving?
It's pretty typical to think of saving as deferred consumption, which is true in my case. But what about Warren Buffet's savings?
— John Carney (@carney) August 13, 2013
*ACKMAN'S J.C. PENNEY LOSSES AMOUNT TO ABOUT $700 MILLION
— GlobalMacroZen (@GlobalMacroZen) August 13, 2013
9. Steve Collins
— Steve Collins (@TradeDesk_Steve) August 13, 2013
10. Funny Tweet of the Day - Matthew Boesler
Business Insider's Matthew Boesler (@boes_) gets the spot for the funniest tweet of the day. I would have personally guessed that they all got blacked out...
"What do the NYC Subway system, CBS Sports and the TV show ‘The Office' have in common? They all use Helvetica as their typeface"—Colas
— Matthew B (@boes_) August 13, 2013
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