The Best Kind of Charts: Tweets of the Week

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Here are some of my favorite tweets from the last week:

Stocks and Markets

Invisible hand of the free market in action:

Oil at $107:

Defaults hit record low:

High-yield spreads do too:

Worst bankruptcy ever?


What wage inflation?

Japan's trade deficit:

Most of them are amusing to me:

Easing conditions:

Mmmm, pie charts:

Politics and Policy

We like clean air:

The trend isn't his friend:

Mo' money, mo' obesity:

Another bad trend:

The Asian application battle:

Random Items

Sounds true:

Your brain is easily fooled:

That's more than I expected:

Washington Predators?

E-ZPass goes to the mattresses:

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