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10 Best Stock Traders to Follow on X (Twitter) in 2024

Steve Miley trader
Updated 13 Jun 2024

In today's digital age, X (formerly Twitter) has emerged as a powerful platform for investors and traders at all levels to gain insights, share strategies, and stay up to date with the latest breaking news. But with so many voices vying for your attention, finding the right accounts to follow can be tricky.


10 Best Stock Traders To Follow on Twitter

But fear not. We've compiled a list of the best trading accounts to follow on Twitter (Forgive us, we like that name better). From trading ideas to macro outlooks and breaking news, these accounts provide followers with enough information to gain an edge. 

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.

Barry Ritholtz – @ritholtz

Followers: 217.5K

Accomplished newspaper columnist, author, blogger, and equities analyst Barry Ritholtz is also the host of the Bloomberg podcast ‘Masters In Business', where you'll find him interviewing some of the most influential figures on markets, business, and investing. 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.

PiQ – @PiQSuite

Followers: 96.8K

If you are looking for breaking news alongside the occasional meme and funny video, then PiQSuite is, more than likely, the perfect account to follow. The account posts breaking news and data across a variety of different asset classes to make sure traders and investors are up-to-date with the latest market-moving events. 

Peter Brandt – @PeterLBrandt

Followers: 713.4K

A 40-year trading veteran, Peter L Brandt is another top trader to follow and is 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

Followers: 672.2K

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

Followers: 1.7M

With almost hundreds of thousands of tweets and more than 1 million followers to date, ZeroHedge hit the headlines when the account was suspended by Twitter a few years ago. This suspension was reversed, citing an “error”. It paved the way for ZeroHedge to get back to posting many alternative market perspectives and insightful forex news and views to its loyal followers.

Paul Krugman – @paulkrugman

Followers: 4.5m

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

Followers: 705K

Prof. Steve Hanke is an economist for John Hopkins University, a professional FX and commodities trader, and a 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 understanding of various trade issues.

Joe Weisenthal – @TheStalwart

Followers: 352.6K

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 consumer confidence data and movements in overseas markets.

Ashraf Laidi – @alaidi

Followers: 71.9K

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 thousands of followers on the markets and insightful geopolitical movements that 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.

How to Use Twitter for Trade Ideas

There are a few different ways you can use Twitter to generate trading and investing ideas. 

Breaking News – You can keep up to date with breaking news to assess whether to open a position, or whether to adjust a current position. Most breaking news nowadays is first seen on social media.

Trending stocks/other assets – Another way to create trade ideas is to assess trending tags for assets such as stocks, crypto, and forex. 

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 analysis and comments on the latest news stories and how they affect the market.

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Traders are advised to remain aware that profits are not guaranteed – losses must be factored into any trading strategy.

Steve has 29 years of financial market experience including 3 years at Credit Suisse and 15 years at Merril Lynch. Steve is the Academic Dean for The London School of Wealth Management and has won many awards from Technical Analyst Magazine.