Goldman Sachs Genius with Twitter $GS, $TWTR, $FB

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) disallows traders to post on Twitter. Many of the big houses have similar rules. They think they can control by involving the verboten rule.

The big traders may have inadvertently applied the “silence is golden” rule. Speak naught and mine social media like crazy. Can you read the tape and take advantage. Watch for the trading houses to get in quietly and try to take the high ground.

Because they will. Wonder if Twitter will ever delay a post by crimping the firehose and letting someone like Gnip get an advantage. Twitter is all about selling data. Time will also decide the value of data.

Next hire in the research department will be social media engineers who do not know the difference between a bond and a stock. But they can find trend.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.