Every May, graduates get showered with advice as they head on to college or to the real world. On Friday, young and aspiring traders on Twitter got something of a commencement address of their own.
Thanks to the #AdviceForYoungTraders hashtag, started by analyst George Pearkes of Bespoke Investment Group, there were plenty of words of wisdom — some of it sage, some more dubious — to go around.
Meanwhile, Meredith Jones ponders an, ahem, green investment; Ian Bremmer talks soccer; and Josh Brown can still hear his dial-up modem buzzing in the wake of Verizon’s announcement of a $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL.
Best Advice for Young Traders:
I just got 5 quarters for a dollar at the car wash change machine. Beat that. #adviceforyoungtraders
— Aaron Base (@Vines_N_Cattle) May 29, 2015
Sell in May and listen to Dre #adviceforyoungtraders
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) May 29, 2015
Trader on the streets, Quant in the (spread)sheets #AdviceForYoungTraders
— Lady FOHF (@LadyFOHF) May 29, 2015
Call the top. And when you’re wrong, call it again. #AdviceForYoungTraders
— Myles Udland (@m_udland) May 29, 2015
If you can’t cheat, guess with conviction. #adviceforyoungtraders
— Infinite Guest (@FiniteGuest) May 29, 2015
The more screens you have – the better trader your neighbors will think you are. #AdviceForYoungTraders
— TurtleAscot (@TurtleAscot) May 29, 2015
“There is a time to go long, a time to go short, and a time to go fishing.” -Jesse Livermore #adviceforyoungtraders
— anthony brown (@anthonybrown) May 29, 2015
Become a journalist. #AdviceForYoungTraders
— Irrelevant Investor (@michaelbatnick) May 29, 2015
Become an algorithm. #adviceforyoungtraders