Financial Tweet of the Week: Goldman Sachs

Mar 6, 2014
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Goldman Sachs takes a shot at the man behind the Goldman Sachs elevator Twitter account - his book deal was canceled by Simon and Schuster.

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Why Twitter’s Stock Is a Buy

Mar 3, 2014
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If there's a big event on TV, whether it's the SuperBowl or the Oscars, you can be sure everyone's watching the event along with Twitter. As a matter of fact, if you're watching TV at all you're watching it with Twitter. People aren't firing up their Facebook accounts as they watch Breaking Bad or Scandal on TV, while they may check it or glance at it, they're engaged much more and active on Twitter. Just take a look at this spike in Twitter traffic when the Oscars started. Twitter will figure out ways to make money from all this traffic.

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Stephanie Ruhle: “I’m a Beast”

Feb 20, 2014
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Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle talking about her time working on Wall Street. At about the 4 minute mark of the video below she says this.
"I wanted to do it because Wall Street is a war every single day. It's a battle. It's the nature of the business. And I'm a beast. And I like that."
Yeah, it's hard not to love Stephanie Ruhle. One of her skills, at least to me, is the way she's can sort of spit slang and also nail the more complex details of the stock market. It's no surprise she's taken over Bloomberg televsion. She's funny.

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Financial Tweet of the Week: Kevin Roose

Feb 18, 2014
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Kevin Roose wrote a book called, "Young Money", and for that book he snuck into a secret society party called Kappa Beta Phi, to see just what the elite CEOs and chairmen on Wall Street were actually like. Here's his tweet about the article coming out and it spreading like wild fire across the financial world: For me, I wonder how Roose actually got out

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Jim Cramer’s Pet Tortoise

Feb 15, 2014
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This is Jim Cramer's pet tortoise named Cactus. Cramer said she'll live to be well over 100 years old. The tortoise is sort of the opposite of Cramer in a way. You know, slow and steady. Whereas Cramer's full of mad energy and constantly in motion. I wonder how much she eats? Cramer said she loves watermelon. What an amazing pet. Here's another picture of Cramer's Tortoise. I'm surprised she hasn't made an appearance on CNBC or Mad Money.

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Financial Tweet of the Week: Barack Obama

Feb 14, 2014
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Um, it's like Netflix just ran a SuperBowl ad, as the President of the United States, with his 41 million followers, just tweeted about how he's going to watch House of Cards on Netflix. The only thing Obama forgot to do was include the Netflix stock ticker, #NFLX, with his tweet. But that's just what StockTwits John Melloy added to the tweet, so a hat tip and thanks to Melloy for pointing us to Obama's tweet.

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Cisco’s Chambers Says “Internet of Things” Is Worth $19 Trillion

Feb 13, 2014
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Actually, Cisco CEO John Chambers said the "Internet of Things" is worth more than $19 trillion in PROFITS. And has Herb Greenberg wrote of at The Street, Chambers mentioned the "Internet of Things" 16 times on the conference call. In the next decade, just how much of that supposed $19 trillion will Cisco earn? But I think Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle had the best way to question that number: "That's a lot of self-working coffee machines and thermostats." Chambers's $19 trillion comment comes about the 4 minute mark in the video below.

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Why Don’t More Oil Companies Buy Solar Companies?

Feb 13, 2014
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A few years back, French oil company Total (TOT) bought 65% of SunPower (SPWR), why doesn't Total now try to buy all of SunPower? Moreover, why aren't more oil companies buying up solar companies? For Total, with a market capitalization of over $136 billion, SunPower, with a market cap of around $5 billion, is pocket change. I wonder how much it would cost to buy 100% of Sunpower? You'd have to say the trend, now more than ever, is swaying towards alternative sources of energy. Who wants to live in a city like Beijing and Shanghai that are being

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Are Those Goldman Sachs Cosmetic Mirrors and Nail Files on eBay Yet?

Feb 12, 2014
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Actually, if you glance through the tweets about those cosmetic mirrors and nail files Goldman Sachs handed out at a women's coding event, there are a lot of women who wish they'd received those items. And really, who doesn't love FREE stuff. But I bet those mirrors and files, with the Goldman Sachs name on them, would go fast on eBay. Well, maybe not. However, what with Valentine's Day coming up, I'm sure they'd make great "gifts" for the women coders in your life. Probably, not.... On Twitter, there were also a lot

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Insiders Starting to Buy First Niagara Shares

Feb 11, 2014
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First Niagara shares have taken a beating the past few months, going from around eleven bucks a share to around $8. The bank seemed to try to expand too quickly, and suffered for it. They also named a new CEO, someone from inside the bank, when the market was expecting an outsider. But now the bank stock might have found a bottom, as insiders at the bank are nibbling at shares. What's more, First Niagara has a nice dividend too, at nearly 3.75%. Is it time to join insiders and buy some First Niagara? See full details of insider

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