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Best Finance Tweets of the Month: February 2015

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How do economics nerds celebrate Valentine’s Day? By sharing wonky jokes on Twitter, of course.

While the object of the Twitterati’s affections last year was the Federal Reserve, this year they had eyes only for the Greeks, who went to Brussels — hat in hand and designer scarf on neck — to request an extension to their bailout deal.

 

Meanwhile, advisor and physician Carolyn McClanahan says what’s on everyone’s mind every time yet another news headline asks this question:

 

In late February, the Securities and Exchange Commission held its annual SEC Speaks conference, and boy, did they speak. One topic was the many priorities the agency has to juggle — not only advisor regulation and putting the JOBS Act into action, but all those rulemakings foisted upon it by Dodd-Frank.

At long last, the Department of Labor’s overhauled fiduciary plan advanced to the Office of Management and Budget. As President Barack Obama threw his support behind it, an issue that the industry has been debating for years was blown into the public consciousness.

 

Near the end of the month, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before the Senate and the House. She was grilled on issues including critical comments the Fed’s general counsel had made on Dodd-Frank (“I am certainly not seeking to alter Dodd-Frank at this time”) and whether the central bank should be audited (heck, no)

— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) February 24, 2015

 

Meanwhile, in the always-fun world of ridiculous correlations, Charles Sizemore, chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management, digs up this gem from Forbes’ David Leinweber (who debunks a racier indicator in the linked article).

In a much anticipated move, DoubleLine and its CEO, Jeffrey Gundlach, launched the SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF. Eric Balchunas, an ETF reporter with Bloomberg, drew some interesting parallels with a certain other total return ETF.

 

Here’s Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs adapted to business needs (read the article for even more adaptations, including the needs of social media users).

 

And it turns out there may just be something to the “nice Canadian” stereotype:

 

— Check out Best Finance Tweets of the Month: January 2015 on ThinkAdvisor.

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