Tweet in May and go away? Hardly—unless, perhaps, you just walked across the graduation stage and are sick of hearing everyone's life advice.
This past month, Fed watchers and the market took notice as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress. Speakers as diverse as FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum and Sierra Investment Management co-founder David Wright said their pieces on the spring conference circuit.
Meanwhile, Ian Bremmer made what sounded like a bad joke about Italy but is actually true; Carl Richards of Behavior Gap cracked wise on the endless flow of market predictions; and the Reformed Broker Josh Brown had one word to sum up Paul Krugman’s beef with Carmen Rinehart and Kenneth Rogoff.
Here are 15 of the best finance tweets of the month:
On General Economic Topics:
Sell in May, This Pullback's Cray— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) May 22, 2013
Italy unemployment rate: 12%. But there's a severe pizza-maker shortage--6k more needed--a manual job unattractive to Italians. #MammaMia— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 7, 2013
I'm going to start writing things like "3.5 reasons the market is going to up and and down over the next 3.5 days"— Carl Richards (@behaviorgap) May 22, 2013
How much is "a ton of money"? $1 Bills = $908,000, Quarters = $40,000, Pennies = $3,630 bit.ly/1127qqq— Justin Smith CFA,CFP (@mrjustinwsmith) May 3, 2013
From the Conference Circuit:
FINRA's Ketchum: "restore investor confidence"...Best way to do this? Abolish #FINRA, which kept standards low for 7 decades— Ron Rhoades,JD,CFP® (@140ltd) May 22, 2013
David Wright, Sierra Fund "Modern Portfolio Theory is dead". Funny, thats what we use & have better returns than your funds #NAPFA2013— Dennis Packard,CFP(@AlignUrWealth) May 9, 2013
For New College Grads:
Photos: Grads use mortar-boards to deliver commencement messages: "Hire me!" among them. on.wsj.com/12iLKag— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 29, 2013
@joshshipp we learn to want/buy things in our teens, Our 20s are spent doing it & our 30s are spent cleaning up the mess (hopefully).— Roger Whitney (@roger_whitney) May 29, 2013
On the Fed (before and after Ben Bernanke's testimony):
Gross: Dow hits 15,000 & PIMCO’s internal Corp & Hi Yield Index hits all-time yield lows. Thanks Chairman #Bernanke! Got any more?— PIMCO (@PIMCO) May 7, 2013
Bernanke to Congress: I will continue inflating stocks until the Congress is pressured to act by falling stocks— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 22, 2013
Gross: All of our mouths have 2 sides. Today Chairman #Bernanke spoke out of both of them. Yields have bottomed but won’t rise dramatically.— PIMCO (@PIMCO) May 22, 2013
On Bernanke's Other Speech (at a graduation ceremony):
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