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21 traders you should follow on Twitter

If you want to gain an edge trading the financial markets, a good place to start is your Twitter feed.

Obviously you’re already following @InterTraderNews and @steveruffley, our Chief Market Strategist, for invaluable insight into global markets.

Complement the expert wit, wisdom and trading ideas on these feeds by following these traders and financial experts too.

Followers: 187K

Legendary classical chartist Peter L Brandt, author of the classic book Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns has been trading the foreign exchange and futures markets since 1975. He’s a pioneering authority at studying charts to spot historical prices of assets to forecast trends.

Followers: 108K

Steve Burns has been successfully investing in the stock market for more than 20 years. He’s written 13 books about trading and his Twitter feed is full of easy-to-understand advice for new investors and traders. His tweets aim to motivate traders with inspirational quotes and witty one-liners.

Followers: 71.4K

Don’t be fooled by the irreverence and the many, many pictures of food (this feed will make you hungry), traderstewie is a shrewd operator who spots excellent trading set-ups and is happy to help inexperienced traders who tweet him. He’s also very good at spotting successful contrarian plays.

Followers: 180K

Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Adviser at insurance giant Allianz and author of New York Times bestsellers When Markets Collide and The Only Game in Town. He’s excellent at explaining important economic issues and why they matter if you want to trade the financial markets.

Followers: 84.4K

You can expect this former RAF officer to have the eagle eyes needed to spot the best trades. Nicola Duke is a commodity derivatives trader focusing on the energy sector. Her feed is great if you want to develop a better understanding of technical analysis tools such as Fibonacci, harmonics, trendlines and moving averages.

Followers: 78.6K

There’s no messing around with 50pips. Few jokes, Gifs or retweets. Short on wisecracking, just straight-down-the-line views on the markets for a sober perspective on trading.

Followers: 69.2K

Many traders keep their strategies and set-ups to themselves. Not the Lucid Trader. Follow him, watch his trades unravel, learn from his mistakes and get motivated to achieve success with his regular retweets of inspirational sayings.

Followers: 121K

Barry Ritholtz is a columnist, blogger, equities analyst, CIO of RitholtzWealth Management and guest commentator on Bloomberg Television. Follow him for daily recommendations of the best articles to read about finance.

Followers: 26.5K

Rayner Teo is a Singapore-based swing and position trader. His feed is full of excellent, easy-to-understand trading tips to help you learn, among other things, how to ride the massive trends in bull and bear markets and better time your entries and exits.

Followers 56.1k

Berlin-based Holger Zschäpitz is a finance editor at German newspaper Die Welt and self-confessed ‘market maniac’. Follow him for daily tweets and charts offering a look at what’s moving the markets.

Followers: 18.4K

Jeroen Blokland is portfolio manager at Robeco Asset Management. Keep up-to-date with financial markets with his many, many graphs.

Followers: 67.5K

Steve Hanke is professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, a commodities and forex trader and sophisticated authority on all things financial. Want to understand more about inflation and its impact on assets? Follow the professor.

Followers: 150K

Joe Weisenthal is co-host of What’d You Miss? on Bloomberg TV. Follow ‘the hardest-working man in financial news’ for minute-by-minute updates of markets. He’s ‘tweeting out the latest consumer confidence data before you’ve had your morning cup of coffee, and movements in overseas markets long after you’ve gone to bed,’ wrote Time magazine.

Followers: 38K

Eddy Elfenbein is a Washington, DC-based speaker, portfolio manager and blogger. He tweets smart, simple, direct commentary on stocks in a uniquely droll way.

Followers: 28.4K

Want to know more about head and shoulders patterns, double top/bottom reversals, flags, pennants and other obscure formations? Ralph Acampora, who teaches at the New York Institute of Finance, is the ‘godfather of technical analysis’. He frequently tweets his insights on market timing and related investment strategy issues.

Followers: 44.6K

Trader and blogger Meb Faber is an authority on stock markets. His feed is the place to go for information on company valuations, dividends and asset allocation.

Followers: 41.4K

London-based Tom Dante trades forex and financial futures full-time from his home. He’s amassed a loyal following by sharing his trading ideas and strategies. He’s very funny too.

Followers: 17.2K

Steven Spencer is a New York-based prop trader, with a focus on intraday and swing trades. He posts many of his trades and is great to follow for the big daily market moves, mainly in equities.

Followers: 67.7K

Another entertaining feed with its tongue firmly in its cheek. This stock trader, speculator and ‘technical anarchist’ works hard so his ‘cats can have a better life’. But also expect expert breakdown of the best stocks out there to trade. And plenty of pictures of his adorable cats.

Followers: 50.9K

This is the one to follow if you want to trade economic data. The LiveSquawk team tweets up-to-the-second news of all the day’s important data releases in the financial markets.

Followers: 1.1M

Wall Street legend Jim Cramer is the only one on this list with a million followers. The former hedge fund manager, bestselling author and host of CNBC’s Mad Money has made it his life’s work helping stock traders find success, and his Twitter handle is busy to this end. ‘There’s always a bull market somewhere,’ he says, ‘and @JimCramer is here to help you find it’.

Oliver Morrison


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