Anne (and Berkshire) Hathaway
Seen here arriving at LAX with boyfriend Adam Shulman, Anne Hathaway is consistently scoring big roles in Hollywood and she’s apparently scoring points on the NASDAQ as well. As Anne prepared to host the Oscars the Friday before the event, Warren Buffet’s stock for Berkshire-Hathaway went up. Surprisingly the Monday after airing the stock had the same result. So is this a fluke, a one-time situation without precedence? Apparently not.
According to the Huffington Post, there have been several other instances just as this; The release of Rachel Getting Married, Bride Wars, Valentine’s Day, Alice in Wonderland and Love & Other Drugs. Dan Mirvish of the Post has coined this “The Hathaway Effect” and cleverly reveals the spikes are most likely related to the robotic trollers working on the web. They see the increase in the use of “Hathaway” around Anne’s big news releases and contribute the discovery to their own Berkshire-Hathaway.
Another anomaly revealed and resolved.