NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, education company Apollo Group and gold prices were among the top trending topics on StockTwits Friday.
Research in Motion () and its ongoing troubles is always a popular topic on StockTwits, but the chatter escalated after an anonymous high-level executive wrote an open letter to the company's board of directors calling for a reorganization.
Commodities were also in focus after gold prices fell below the $1,500-an-ounce mark Friday -- its lowest level in six weeks. Silver prices were also under pressure.
Lastly shares of Apollo Group (Fortune 500), the parent company of the University of Phoenix, jumped nearly 7% Friday, a day after the company posted earnings that widely beat analyst expectations.,
Apollo, and other for-profit education companies, have been in focus this year following government investigations into whether these colleges provide enough training to allow students to graduate into jobs that will allow them to repay their loans.
All of that is giving StockTwits users plenty to tweet about:
polluxtechnical nothing would be better IMO than to see #interest #rates rise. Take a bite out of #inflation and send $GLD $SLV $USOin a tailspin
biggercapital Wondering about who benefits from $APOLreport. Other EDU stocks such as $COCOor others. Thinking
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