The Top 10 Financial Tweets For Thursday, August 15
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. James Mackintosh
James Mackintosh (@jmackin2) of the Financial Times tweeted out a great video following the failure of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to win over markets with his forward guidance.
Short View video: Carney's forward guidance as reliable as that on a North Korean missile (free) http://t.co/UnD6R9yGfN
— James Mackintosh (@jmackin2) August 15, 2013
2. Lauren Tara LaCapra
Lauren Tara LaCapra (@LaurenLaCapra) tweeted out a funny story about what happens when marketing fails.
German company pulls toilet freshener from Eastern Europe after complaints that it looked like an old Soviet flag. http://t.co/CwgZanZwad
— Lauren Tara LaCapra (@LaurenLaCapra) August 15, 2013
3. Joseph Brusuelas
Bloomberg's Joseph Brusuelas (@joebrusuelas) tweeted out a key fact from the Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) conference call. He also reiterated the sentiment of most traders and reflected the extreme low volume markets that have been in place for the last two weeks.
Cisco is cutting 4,000 workers or 5% of its staff. Just thought you might want to know that. Back to the beach....
— Joseph Brusuelas (@joebrusuelas) August 15, 2013
4. Holger Zschaepitz
Die Welt's Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) tweeted out this morning noting the massive move in the fixed income markets this morning.
#Bond bubble about to pop? 10Yr Bund Yield Climbs to 1.89%. 10Yr Treasury Touches 2.79%, 2yr high, 10yr Gilt Yield Climbs to 2.70, 2yr high.
— Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) August 15, 2013
5. Joseph Weisenthal
Business Insider's Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) tweeted out this morning noting the weakness in emerging markets mentioned by Cisco. The company has historically been very good at gauging the economy a few quarters in advance.
On CNBC just now. Cisco CEO John Chambers says biggest emerging markets just grew 1%.
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) August 15, 2013
6. Simon Baker
CNBC Fast Money Contributor Simon Baker (@simonbakersays) tweeted out an awesome chart. It speaks for itself.
A chart to chew on pic.twitter.com/BfJ8nnSZf4
— Simon Baker (@simonbakersays) August 15, 2013
7. Bespoke Investments
Bespoke Investments (@bespokeinvest) tweeted an interesting fact for days like these.
— Bespoke (@bespokeinvest) August 15, 2013
CMCM (@CMCMFIN) tweeted out the Nikkei futures, noting that the futures continued to trade down in the U.S. session after dropping sharply overnight. Something to watch out for as Prime Minister Abe's cabinet members said that the rumored corporate tax cuts were not in the government's plans.
— CMCM (@CMCMFIN) August 15, 2013
9. BBC Breaking News
BBC Breaking News (@BBCBReaking) tweeted this out and its just awesome.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 15, 2013
10. Downtown Josh Brown
Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) tweeted out a funny yet true fact. Read on:
Only in the oversexed, demented mind of a Wall Street trader is the news of less unemployment greeted with negativity.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) August 15, 2013
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