Tweeter Changes Stock Symbol To Save Idiots From Themselves

Tweeter is a bankrupt electronics retailer. Twitter is a microblogging social media platform that I get most of my page views from. In this blog post on Twitter’s IPO filing, I mentioned that Tweeter (stock symbol TWTRQ) jumped nearly 2,000% on news that Twitter (Stock symbol TWTR) was seeking to raise $1B in capital by selling shares to the public. Natural selection was thwarted on Friday as trading of Tweeter was halted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority due to the apparent mix up. Apparently Tweeter is placing no bets there is such a thing as an “intelligent investor” and changed its ticker symbol to THEGQ. I expect it will have to change again if GQ Magazine every decides to go public.