On Friday morning, the Wall Street Journal posted a link on Twitter to a feature detailing analysts' estimates of how the stock market would respond to an "all-out nuclear war."
Analysts are trying to work out what happens to markets in the event of an all-out nuclear war https://t.co/hGEOi45G44— The Wall Street Journal (@The Wall Street Journal) 1502453707.0
Of course, in the event of an "all-out nuclear war," much of the continental U.S. would become uninhabitable. Whatever was left of civilization would be miles underground, disconnected from other pockets of survivors and probably much more concerned with finding uncontaminated air and water than about how their 401Ks are doing.
Most Twitter users couldn't believe what they were reading.
@MzzaArt @BelfArcane @WSJ Except for cockroaches and Goldman Sachs.— Newburgh (@Newburgh) 1502457259.0
@WSJ @WSJMoneyBeat Well, according to the Mad Max movies, clean water will become the hot new commodity.— pwithm11 (@pwithm11) 1502455309.0
@WSJ "i should have bought more $TWTR" https://t.co/s07UIUcuSU— darth™ (@darth™) 1502459181.0
@darth @WSJ Can you add a little sign that says "the poem was added later"?— Patti Jones (@Patti Jones) 1502459298.0
@WSJ I doubt people will be focused on trading stocks after a nuclear war starts.— Vicki Sando (@Vicki Sando) 1502454385.0
@WSJ Can cockroaches purchase stocks? And operate corporations?— Black Women Stan Account (@Black Women Stan Account) 1502457158.0
@tifftakesoff @WSJ They already do 😂— Tweets (@Tweets) 1502457779.0
@WSJ We have plunged into nuclear winter, cannibals roam the streets, I'm selling jewelry made out of human teeth o… https://t.co/GzzAPDWnHI— Niles Stuck (@Niles Stuck) 1502457013.0
@somebadideas @WSJ But her emails...— Democracy v. Trump (@Democracy v. Trump) 1502461823.0