Who to Follow on Twitter: The Stock Trader’s Guide

The key to making successful stock trades is information, and social media sites like Twitter are now providing traders with information faster than ever. If you’ve ever wondered who to follow on Twitter, here are ten streams every stock trader should follow.

  1. @ Reformed Broker

Ritholz Wealth Management financial advisor and CNBC Halftime Report analyst Josh Brown has over 142,000 subscribers for a reason. On Twitter and on his blog, The Reformed Broker, Brown shares plenty of actionable, insightful, and entertaining market commentary.

  1. @Carl_C_Icahn

If you want to know who to follow on Twitter can personally move the market, Carl Icahn has a proven track record in this area. Icahn’s Twitter followers were the first to know that the billionaire had taken an “important position” in Apple (AAPL) in 2013, an announcement that caused AAPL shares to jump more than 4%.

  1. @jimcramer

Cramer’s stock-picking ability is a hotly debated topic on Wall Street, but there’s no questioning his insider dealings. Cramer is also known for his thought-provoking commentary and wacky antics.

  1. @stlouisfed

Compared to Cramer, following the Federal Reserve is like eating your Twitter vegetables. However, the Fed does an excellent job of tweeting “Readers Digest” versions of the most important news, analysis, and charts from its website.

  1. @NorthmanTrader

“Northy” was voted the top trader on Twitter in a 2015 New Trader U poll and was also named one of MarketWatch’s top Twitter accounts for investors to follow. Northy claims to be an independent stock and options trader that generates completely unbiased market analysis for all of its subscribers.

  1. @chaikintools

If you like technical analysis, you probably already know the legendary founder of Chaikin Analytics, Marc Chaikin. The Chaikin Analytics Twitter handle is constantly tweeting trading ideas based on a number of different technical metrics.

  1. @StockCats

If you’re a fan of sarcastic humor, insightful stock market commentary, and photos of cats, you’re probably already following Stock Cats.

  1. @zerohedge

If you’ve wondered who to follow on Twitter for a unique and contrarian take on just about anything Wall Street culture has to say, “Tyler Durden” at Zero Hedge always has something for you. Just be aware that you are likely to question your optimistic ideas!

  1. @pkedrosky

Dr. Paul Kedrosky holds a Ph.D. in economics of technology, a master’s degree in finance, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He is the mastermind behind the popular business blog Infections Greed, has been a seed investor in a number of successful companies, and has over 314,000 loyal followers.

  1. @herbgreenberg

Greenberg has over 40 years of experience as a financial journalist and is now a partner at Pacific Square Research. Greenberg is a prolific tweeter, with over 25,000 tweets and 237,000 followers. If you’re looking for the latest financial news, Greenberg’s Twitter feed is the place to be.

Honorable Mention: @InvestorPlace

At the risk of blatant self-promotion, no list of people to follow on Twitter should be complete without including InvestorPlace. InvestorPlace posts links to tons of news and in-depth market analysis on its Twitter feed every day. If you’re looking for actionable news and hundreds of exclusive trading insights from a range of leading market analysts, @InvestorPlace That’s where it happens !

Disclosure: As of this writing, Wayne Duggan has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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