Economically inclined Twitter users flocked to the hashtag #FedValentines on Friday, pairing references to the Federal Reserve with the romantic holiday, which arrives on Tuesday.
Economist Justin Wolfers of the University of Pennsylvania started the trend in the morning:
Changing the subject from#healthpolicyvalentines to #FedValentines:You're my long-run target; my nominal anchor.
— Justin Wolfers (@justinwolfers) February 10, 2012
Afterwards, a slew of publications, journalists and contributed.
You had me at QE1. #FedValentines — NPR's Planet Money (@planetmoney) February 10, 2012
The sight of you fills me with irrational exuberance... #FedValentines — Michael McKee (@mckonomy) February 10, 2012
I'd like to borrow you overnight and then hold you to maturity #FedValentines — Alan Beattie (@alanbeattie) February 10, 2012
Even some of the official Fed branches got into the act:
Being with you hikes my pulse by several basis points #fedvalentines — Atlanta Fed (@AtlantaFed) February 10, 2012
My love is elastic, my commitment too big to fail #fedvalentines — SanFranciscoFed (@SFFedReserve) February 10, 2012
I'm going to extraordinary measures to increase your stimulus #fedvalentines — SanFranciscoFed (@SFFedReserve) February 10, 2012
Follow the hashtag on Twitter.