While I am far from the first person to comment on the Maria/Ben story it is strange beyond reason. So strange that I have to wonder if Maria has something wrong. I wonder if she somehow added 1 plus 1 and got eleven. Could Ben, if he really said this in the way Maria reported, not have known it would be market moving?
Where was Maria all day with this? Did she not understand, again assuming she actually understood the potential impact, that the news would be market moving?
Many websites noted her being utterly oblivious to the commotion than ensued after she broke her scoop. To me this belies a genuine lack of understanding of capital markets despite her having worked at the exchange for so many years, of course I could be wrong about all of this.
This has been a great bit of unintentional comedy.