As conflicts raged in Ukraine and Gaza in July and a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down over a Ukrainian war zone, the financial Twitterverse sought distraction through other burning questions.
For example, how many bitcoin entrepreneurs can you fit on one tiny couch? And who picks out Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s outfits for major speeches?
At the end of the month, wannabe chartered financial analysts bit their nails waiting for their CFA exam results. Most were disappointed: 42% of test takers passed Level 1, and 46% passed Level 2.
Meanwhile, analyst Jesse Colombo found a new bubble indicator at Banana Republic, venture capitalist Paul Kedrosky took a nervous look at his pants, and Barry Ritholtz hoped there would still be financial markets left to write about when he got back from vacation.
Tweets On General Economic Topics:
From a Bitcoin conference today. The people who think they solved the entire world economy also set up this couch. pic.twitter.com/AoNrwox5kx
— Andrew S (@bn2b) July 10, 2014
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) July 15, 2014
Banana Republic’s new “Startup Guy” clothing line like having a clothing line called “Real Estate Flipper” in 2005. I’m shaking my head…
— Jesse Colombo (@TheBubbleBubble) July 21, 2014
QotD: “Costly takeovers of our shorts appears to be a cyclical phenomenon” http://t.co/oMc6gO8AHW
— Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) July 25, 2014
Gross: German Bunds look like the leader of the bond bull market pack. Follow the lederhosen.
— PIMCO (@PIMCO) July 17, 2014
the more people say you can’t buy bonds, the higher bond prices go. it’s kind of awesome
— J.C. Parets (@allstarcharts) July 21, 2014
Try this: plant an oak tree. Then dig it up every quarter to see how the roots are doing…
— Carl Richards (@behaviorgap) July 30, 2014
Im out of town Wednesday thru Sunday, which in the past has noncausatively correlated with flash crashes, market volatility & general mayhem
— Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) July 30, 2014
Tweets on the CFA Exam Results:
— Karl Gutowski (@KarlGutowski) July 29, 2014
— Justin Silva (@Justin_silva) July 29, 2014
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