Mind The Ratio

One new slang word that's recently popped up on the Internet is the concept of getting ratioed.

This unique event happens on twitter when the number of replies to a post far outweighs the number of likes, indicating that people are generally dissatisfied with the content portrayed.

For example, an old tweet from the American actor Felicity Huffman, the star of 'Desperate Housewives', was dug up yesterday to publicly shame her for the recent involvement in an education-related scandal where rich parents were allegedly bribing top colleges to secure enrollment for their children. In the tweet resurrected by Twitter users from August 2016, Felicity was asking her followers for the best "hacks" to prepare for the school season. 

Another tweet that got royally ratioed last night came from the European Central Bank, which was promoting the hashtag #AskECB. They got a little more engagement then they were probably expecting with this tweet...

As you can probably imagine, the responses were filled with people wondering how they, as private citizens, could also "create money to buy assets" and of course an abundance of memes from the bitcoin community.

Traditional Markets

Popular investor Jeffrey Gundlach made a bunch of headlines after his webcast yesterday by saying that "the stock market was and still is in a bear market."

This is a bit odd given the markets recent recovery since the start of the year and it's proximity to the all-time highs.

Now, the definition of a 'bear market' is one that is often debated by economists, so Jefferey clarified by saying that he believes the stock market will go negative in 2019.

It will come as no surprise to those of you who read these updates regularly, Gundlach is attributing the recent recovery entirely to the Federal Reserve.

He also pushed back against protagonists of MMT calling it a "crackpot idea."

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