When the media recently began its feeding frenzy on the Dow’s “Death Cross,” all I could think was, what a cool name for a rock band. As it was also a mid-summer day and a horrible morning in the markets following China’s currency devaluation (the morning of August 12), I took a shot and started a Twitter hashtag – #wallstbandnames:

Little did I know what would follow – literally thousands of #wallstbandnames Tweets, to the point that it became a “trending” item on Twitter. Finance Twitter rocked.

While I threw in more than my fair share – thanks for pointing that out to me, Mark Dow – there were some gems that deserve recognition.

Of my own (numerous) entries, these two were probably among my favorites:

And there was this, from early in the day:

But enough about me. Herewith some of my favorite #wallstbandnames Tweets among the hundreds I saw that day. I’m beyond ecstatic at how it took off, and hope everyone had some fun on an otherwise fairly stressful day. Sorry if I missed yours, it was literally overwhelming to keep up with the flow.

In no particular order:

Carl Quintanilla goes for an accounting play:

An excellent hedge fund reference:

Drawing the monthly labor report into the mix. Love this:

The Yuan was the big story that day, so this made perfect sense:

A bit surprised this one didn’t come from my friend Sara “FX” Eisen. Very creative:


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    Alliance Bernstein and the K Street Band

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    The Fed Remedies

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    Little ROE Band

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