The Funniest Financial GIFs Of 2012

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GIFs have been absolutely huge in 2012. They’ve gone beyond documenting Mark Sanchez fails and the best 3 seconds of a YouTube video, to humorously characterising some of the most important events of the year.

Think: Vikram Pandit’s jettison from Citi, QE3 etc.

That said: Since looking back at news GIFs is like taking a walk down memory lane, we decided to compile a bunch of our favourites in the world of finance here with the help of our friends at #WheninFinance.

Some of these get the biggest news of the year, and some of them are just spot on GIFs about life on Wall Street. 

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title=”What ‘consensus’ means on Wall Street:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”how-nassim-taleb-actually-got-the-inspiration-for-the-black-swan-2″
title=”How Nassim Taleb actually got the inspiration for The Black Swan:”
content=”Source: M / 29 / MBA Candidate via When In Finance
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permalink=”how-david-einhorn-feels-making-a-monster-run-in-the-million-dollar-one-drop-poker-tournament-3″
title=”How David Einhorn feels making a monster run in the million dollar One Drop Poker Tournament:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”what-i-tell-college-juniors-who-say-that-they-have-experience-in-trading-stocks-4″
title=”What I tell college juniors who say that they have experience in trading stocks:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”whenever-there-is-a-eurog8xyz-summit-for-leaders-promising-to-get-something-done-5″
title=”Whenever there is a Euro/G8/XYZ Summit for ‘leaders’ promising to get something done:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”what-john-corzine-said-about-making-an-115-billion-bet-on-european-sovereign-debt-the-night-of-mfs-bankruptcy-6″
title=”What John Corzine said about making an $11.5 billion bet on European Sovereign debt the night of MF’s bankruptcy:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
image=”http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz27mx9NTe1rn95k2o1_250.gif”
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permalink=”when-i-heard-john-ing-corzine-was-not-responsible-for-the-mess-at-mf-global-7″
title=”When I heard John &^$%ing Corzine was not responsible for the mess at MF Global:”
content=”John Corzine

Ex-MF Global Employees

Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”when-i-shorted-facebook-following-zyngas-earnings-8″
title=”When I shorted Facebook following Zynga’s earnings:”
content=”Facebook dropped 7 per cent following Zynga’s earnings announcement this summer.

Source: M / Detroit / M&A via When In Finance
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permalink=”what-everyone-on-the-street-expects-bernanke-to-do-after-the-jobs-report-this-morning-9″
title=”What everyone on the Street expects Bernanke to do after the jobs report this morning:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/5049fdefecad04a361000008/image.jpg”
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permalink=”knight-capitals-stock-today-10″
title=”Knight Capital’s stock today:”
content=”Reports of the firm’s impending bankruptcy after a trading glitch on August 1 caused stock prices to plummet.

Source: F/LA/IBD via When In Finance
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permalink=”when-i-heard-knights-faulty-algos-forced-them-to-shut-down-their-desk-11″
title=”When I heard Knight’s faulty algos forced them to shut down their desk:”
content=”Source: M/Former trader at Kellogg Capital before Knight Capital acquired them. REVENGE! via When In Finance
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permalink=”when-groupon-blamed-its-poor-earnings-on-the-euro-mess-12″
title=”When GroupOn blamed its poor earnings on the Euro mess:”
content=”Source: M/Sell side ER via When In Finance

image=”http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm0xxbjOwd1qkyccvo1_500.gif”
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permalink=”every-time-i-am-left-unattended-at-my-desk-13″
title=”Every time I am left unattended at my desk:”
content=””
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permalink=”bob-diamonds-emotions-when-stepping-down-from-barclays-over-the-libor-scandal-14″
title=”Bob Diamond’s emotions when stepping down from Barclays over the LIBOR scandal:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
image=”http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6kemtlayn1qgqvl4.gif”
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permalink=”vikram-pandit-yesterday-15″
title=”Vikram Pandit yesterday:”
content=”On October 16, Citi CEO Vikram Pandit announced his resignation.”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/507b07e56bb3f72468000014/image.jpg”
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permalink=”working-from-home-during-hurricane-sandy-16″
title=”Working from home during Hurricane Sandy:”
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permalink=”learning-george-soros-is-marrying-someone-40-years-younger-17″
title=”Learning George Soros is marrying someone 40 years younger:”
content=”Source: F/NYC/IBD via When In Finance
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permalink=”when-bi-announced-that-apple-shares-dropped-8-the-instant-the-ipad-minis-price-was-announced-18″
title=”When BI announced that Apple shares dropped $8 the INSTANT the iPad Mini’s price was announced”
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permalink=”when-i-saw-an-intern-wearing-a-short-sleeve-dress-shirt-to-work-today-19″
title=”When I saw an intern wearing a short sleeve dress shirt to work today:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
image=”http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4tsramCAy1qzyang.gif”
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permalink=”when-traders-run-into-bankers-at-the-pub-20″
title=”When traders run into bankers at the pub.”
content=”Source: M/ Former Credit Trader/ NY/London via When In Finance
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permalink=”when-analysts-ask-questions-during-the-quarterly-conference-call-21″
title=”When analysts ask questions during the quarterly conference call:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”when-i-found-out-i-made-1737-an-hour-plus-maybe-some-perks-like-eating-at-whole-foods-every-day-22″
title=”When I found out I made $17.37 an hour (Plus maybe some perks like eating at Whole Foods every day):”
content=”Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”what-i-think-nouriel-roubini-is-telling-me-to-do-during-all-his-interviews-23″
title=”What I think Nouriel Roubini is telling me to do during all his interviews:”
content=”Source: When In Finance
image=”http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvuvf87sEi1qhojr7o1_500.gif”
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[slide
permalink=”john-paulsons-career-in-a-nutshell-24″
title=”John Paulson’s career in a nutshell:”
content=”The Big Short

Since the Big Short:

Source: When In Finance
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permalink=”whenever-i-hear-about-the-fiscal-cliff-again-25″
title=”Whenever I hear about the fiscal cliff (AGAIN!)”
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permalink=”the-markets-reaction-to-fomcs-evans-rule-on-december-1-26″
title=”The market’s reaction to FOMC’s Evans Rule on December 1″
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permalink=”if-a-pictures-worth-a-thousand-words-a-gif-must-be-worth-at-least-a-million-27″
title=”If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a GIF must be worth at least a million:”
content=”The Complete Guide To America’s Jobs Crisis And The Failure Of Monetary Policy Using Animated GIFs>
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