Looking for the movers and shakers of the trading world? We've compiled a list of some of the biggest Stock Svengalis and best day traders to follow on Twitter.
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From Nobel laureates to larger-than-life TV personalities, these top traders are renowned for breaking news, the hottest takes in the business as well as expert trading tips and advice, so we've compiled a list of the best traders on Twitter.
While we're on the topic, our own Twitter account is also a great place to get an inside look at trading strategies, live news and more. We also have all the latest market analysis and trading ideas from our team of experts.
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Barry Ritholtz – @ritholtz
Accomplished newspaper columnist, author, blogger and equities analyst Barry Ritholtz is also the host of Bloomberg podcast ‘Masters In Business', where you'll find him interviewing some of the most influential figures on markets, business and investing. Listed as one of the 15 most important economic journalists, he writes an investing column for The Washington Post and is also the Chairman and CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. His account consists of links to educational podcasts, the latest economic news and other informative links.
Jim Cramer – @jimcramer
Perhaps best known as the larger-than-life host of ‘Mad Money’ on CNBC, Jim Cramer is also a best-selling author and widely regarded as one of the best day traders in the business. A hedge fund manager in a previous life, he provides engaging do-it-yourself investing advice with the aim of empowering people to become better investors.
Peter Brandt – @PeterLBrandt
A 40-year trading veteran, Peter L Brandt is another top trader to follow and widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the world of finance. It is fair to say that Peter L Brandt is a legendary name when it comes to forex trading and the general world of finance. His expertise and experience are no more apparent than in his best-selling books: ‘Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns' and ‘Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader'.
Mohamed A. El-Erian – @elerianm
Mohamed A. El-Erian has the sort of resume that most traders dream of. As well as being Chief Economic Advisor for the insurance company Allianz, he is also a best-selling author and served as the chair of President Obama's Global Development Council from 2012-17. His account focuses on providing insight into economic issues and how to handle them as traders.
ZeroHedge – @ZeroHedge
With almost 400,000 tweets, and more than 700,000 followers to date, ZeroHedge hit the headlines recently when the account was suspended by Twitter. This suspension was recently reversed citing an “error”. This paves the way for ZeroHedge to get back to posting many alternative market perspectives and insightful forex news and views.
Paul Krugman – @paulkrugman
A Nobel laureate and columnist at the New York Times, Paul Krugman is revered in the trading world for his work on New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography. He’s also authored or edited 27 books, including ‘The Return of Depression Economics' and ‘The Great Unraveling' among others. He tweets mostly about the impact of politics on everyday life in America and aims to expose government agendas. He’s a controversial figure but has a huge following and his analysis is quite accurate.
Steve Hanke – @steve_hanke
Prof. Steve Hanke is an economist for John Hopkins University, professional FX and commodities trader and frequent Forbes columnist. A former Senior Economist on Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, he's also served as an adviser to Heads of State in countries from Asia to the Middle East. His account is a virtual guide to the financial sector for traders and investors, as he shares his views and thoughts on news, as well as his own understandings on various trade issues.
Joe Weisenthal – @TheStalwart
Active trader and editor for Bloomberg’s business account, Joe Weisenthal is also the co-host of the Bloomberg TV show ‘What’d You Miss?’ and the ‘Odd Lots’ podcast. He discusses hot topics on finance, markets and economics and tweets about interesting topics such as the consumer confidence data and “movements in overseas markets.
Ashraf Laidi – @alaidi
Ashraf Laidi is a well-known strategist and trader who has also authored several respected books including “Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis”. He regularly tweets to his 63,000 followers on the markets and insightful geopolitical movements which may influence prices. He also writes independently for a number of publications including FXStreet.
AskTraders – @AskTraders1
If you are an active Trader on Twitter we know you don't want to be switching platforms to find the latest news. AskTraders will bring the breakdown of the news from our expert traders right to your Twitter feed throughout the day.
Twitter has grown to become an informational platform for various industries. Many stock traders are known to share strategies and insights on the market through the platform.
You can also find AskTraders on Twitter posting our expert traders thoughts and comments on the latest news stories and how they affect the market.
Thus, as a new or inexperienced trader, it is best to leverage the platform to find and follow the best stock traders to learn and gain experience with them. Additionally, you can also check out our trading guides for you to equip yourself with on your trading journey.