February started with a lackluster U.S. jobs report and ended with then-Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych fleeing Kiev amid deadly clashes throughout the country. It was, all in all, an eventful month.
In the meantime, economists and others from across the policy spectrum penned love notes in honor of the Federal Reserve, under the hashtag #FedValentines, a tradition begun in 2012 by economics professor Justin Wolfers. Even Fed branches themselves got in on the fun.
Meanwhile, new Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave her first, none too groundbreaking, testimony before Congress, and tweeter Josh Mudse responded to a ThinkAdvisor tweet about the new, shorter, computerized Certified Financial Planner exam.
On General Economic Topics:
@TheStalwart live every day like it’s jobs day
— Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) February 6, 2014
— Josh Mudse (@JoshMudse) February 7, 2014
@ReformedBroker twitter has identified 25 out of the last 3 bubbles
— David Schawel (@DavidSchawel) February 12, 2014
‘Dear Investor: I am so happy to make you money. Happy V-Day. Love, Your Stock.’ Dream on; stocks don’t love you. http://t.co/F15bmeXVqK
— Jonathan Burton (@MKTWBurton) February 14, 2014
“We never walked on the moon. Elvis ain’t dead. There ain’t no inflation. It’s all in your head” #Yellen
— W T (@thirdgenwidget) February 11, 2014
Fun With #FedValentines:
Shall I compare thee to the dual mandate? Thou art as lovely, with a perfect discount rate #FedValentines