Despite (or maybe because of) my recent SEC criticisms, I was surprised to get a personal email from someone at the agency telling me about their new usage of Twitter!

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Sec_twitter

Their address is : http://twitter.com/SEC_Investor_Ed

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Now if only, as Bill Fleckenstein mentioned last night, there was some sort
of agency charged with making certain that publicly traded companies
didn’t simply lie all the time about their financial circumstances and
prospects. While its nice to have an agency — I forget the name — that’s in charge of
stopping naked short selling and rumor-mongering. Perhaps we could expand its authority, and even empower it to police publicly traded
companies as well!

Category: Legal, Web/Tech

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

9 Responses to “Look Who’s Twittering: S.E.C.”

  1. Dude says:

    And look at whom the SEC is following: the TradersTrade blog, Fox News, TimesOnline (UK), Financial Times, and Reuters Business. Does the Big Picture tweet?

  2. jhunt says:

    what’s the sec doing lately?

    according to twitter, not very much…

  3. VennData says:

    Tweet: SEC r SEX seeing less naked, mo $ – policy #1: Save POTUS legacy.

  4. Roger Bigod says:

    Rulz R 4 littl peepl.

  5. Scott Frew says:

    How about we empower it to police publicly traded companies, as per my original comment?

  6. KG says:

    You do realize a fake when you see one don’t you?

  7. Jojo says:

    Does the SEC pay rewards for potential fraud information? I don’t see anything on their website about this.

  8. mark mchugh says:

    Jojo,

    They have a bounty program for insider trading laws.

    the link:

    http://www.sec.gov/answers/bounty.htm

    Someday I’ll write about my experience with the SEC.

    Good Luck