The Hathaway Effect 

Berkshire Hathaway is a massive 172-year-old conglomerate holding company run by Warren Buffet. Anne Hathaway is a 28-year-old Oscar-nominated actress. They would seem to have nothing in common but a surname, yet Ms. Hathaway’s celebrity has been tentatively tied to improved performance of Berkshire Hathaway’s stock. Dan Mirvish’s explains:

My guess is that all those automated, robotic trading programming are picking up the same chatter on the internet about “Hathaway” as the IMDb’s StarMeter, and they’re applying it to the stock market.

Amusing, and interesting if true.