Whoever said monetary policy isn't sexy just doesn't know what they're talking about.
In anticipation of Valentine's Day, the twitterverse is abuzz with economics nerds tweeting sweet nothings using the hashtag #FedValentines, of course in reference to the Federal Reserve. You can't blame them. With the Fed's head, Ben Bernanke, constantly discussing stimulus tactics like quantitative easing, the urge for double entendre is hard to resist.
The trend comes as Bernanke addressed the National Association of Homebuilders International Builders' Show Friday, saying that the Fed's efforts at spurring economic growth are being thwarted by obstacles to mortgage lending, according to Bloomberg. Tragically, the bearded, bald hearthrob didn't offer his own #FedValentine during the speech, but rest assured we’ll update this post if that changes.
That's not to say the regional federal reserves themselves can't have some fun on a Friday. According to its twitter feed, the San Francisco Federal Reserve is "going through extraordinary measures to increase your stimulus."
Check out some of our favorite #Fedvalentines, to get a sense of love in the time of near-record low interest rates: