The Top 10 Financial Tweets For Wednesday, August 14
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. Alberto Nardelli
Electionista's Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) tweeted an awesome fact that is clearly befitting of the number 1 spot in today's top tweets. Despite the best efforts of society, renewable energy was actually a lower percentage of total energy in 2011 than in 1971.
In 1971, 13.12% of the world's energy came from renewables. In 2011, 12.99% http://t.co/pXCoByNgK6 - a thought-provoking read.
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) August 14, 2013
2. David Wessel
The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel (@davidmwessel) tweeted this morning following the news that Paulson and Co. is acquiring Steinway Musical Instruments (NYSE: LVB) for $40 per share. However, shares traded over $41 Wednesday morning as the market priced in the chance of a higher counter-offer coming.
— David Wessel (@davidmwessel) August 14, 2013
3. Walt Mossberg
— Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) August 14, 2013
4. Joseph Weisenthal
Business Insider's Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) tweeted out an article this morning highlighting the fact that the situation in Fuksihima, Japan has not improved more than two years after the nuclear power plants leaked.
Over two years later, and the situation at Fukushima remains frighteningly out of control. http://t.co/4WcXXfFjki
— Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) August 14, 2013
5. Scott Bleier
— Scott Bleier (@CreateCapital) August 14, 2013
6. Jamie McGeever
Reuters' Jamie McGeever (@ReutersJamie) tweeted a quote from Janet Yellen that speaks for itself. Yellen is one of the leading candidates to become the next Fed Chariman, replacing Ben Bernanke.
"I did not see and did not appreciate what the risks were with securitization, ratings agencies, shadow banking system, SIVs" - Janet Yellen
— Jamie McGeever (@ReutersJamie) August 14, 2013
7. Steve Collins
Steve Collins (@TradeDesk_Steve) tweeted out this morning following the escalation of the conflict in Egypt. Reports circulated that hundreds have been injured in clashes today and some casualties have been reported.
State of Emergency in Egypt starting now
— Steve Collins (@TradeDesk_Steve) August 14, 2013
8. Russian Market
Following up on Egypt, Russian Market (@russian_market) tweeted an interesting photo and wonders if, and when, the U.S. will declare the conflict in Egypt a civil war.
— Russian Market (@russian_market) August 14, 2013
9. Paul R. La Monica
How many people does it take to get screwed by a light bulb stock? $CREE down 20% on guidance. But love ads with Lance Reddick of The Wire!
— Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) August 14, 2013
10. Limerick King
And to wrap it up, a limerick from Limerick King (@TheLimerick King).
QE has not led to inflation It's now a much worse situation Velocity's low But risk assets grow So now it's just wealth confiscation
— The Limerick King (@TheLimerickKing) August 14, 2013
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