In the three years I’ve been a market participant, StockTwits has quickly become an invaluable tool for me. This community is home to some of the smartest market participants out there, and the platform allows for a constant flow of market information, healthy debate, and knowledge sharing. With that being said, in order to fully take advantage of this powerful tool, it’s important to curate your own stream with users who provide the information that helps you to navigate the markets and improve your own process. Regardless of your timeframe, strategy, or education level, I can guarantee that if you take the time to curate a stream of your own, StockTwits will become a valuable tool for you as well.
Before I get into my 5 favorite follows, I just want to echo the recommendations that Ryan Detrick and J.C. Parets made in the posts that preceded mine. I agree wholeheartedly with their favorite follows, but in an effort to avoid repetition I’ll focus on five that have yet to be mentioned.
Without further ado, here are my 5 favorite follows on StockTwits:
Howard Lindzon @HowardLindzon – I know this one seems like a total copout, but hear me out on my reasoning. When you follow Howard, you’re essentially following 100s of the best market participants on the site. Not only does Howard share his own trades and commentary on the markets, but he’s constantly sharing work from, and interacting with, some of the best and brightest minds on the site. Plus, Howard has a vested interest in the site; therefore you know he’s going to be consistently adding value to the stream.
SeeItMarket @SeeItMarket – Though this second one may seem like a plug since the members of DRC and I have started to contribute to this site recently, the reasoning for its presence on the list is very similar to Howard’s. When you follow this account your stream is going to be filled with quality, timely content from all of their contributors. The list seems almost endless and ranges from folks like Ryan Detrick to Ben Carlson and Venky Srinivasan. Andrew Nyquist, the site’s founder, has done a great job at building a stream that offers a variety of perspectives on almost any market you can think of. Regardless of timeframe, strategy, or education level, there’s bound to be something for everyone on this stream.
Jon Boorman @JBoorman – If trend following is your thing, Boorman is a must follow! He was one of my first follows when I first began learning about markets almost three years ago and I can honestly say his insights have been invaluable. Whether you’re looking for thoughts on position sizing and portfolio management, or for stocks setting up for big moves, Jon’s stream is the place to be. Also, if you happen to catch his streams on Periscope you can witness him crushing the music game as well!
Greg Harmon @HarmonGreg – If you’re interested in incorporating options into your process, Greg Harmon is the guy to follow. He’s consistently sharing great charts and market analysis for a variety of asset classes from around the world. Greg is always looking to utilize options in a way to manage risk and express his market views in a more capital-efficient way, which offers a nice change of perspective from those simply trading the underlying.
Ivaylo Ivanov @Ivanhoff – Whether it is interesting charts or setups, quotes and insights from the best market participants, or just quick comments or analysis of a particular market or stock, Ivan’s shares are always timely and insightful. I find myself constantly referring to his stream for stocks making moves that I may have missed during my own analysis, as well as to gain a perspective on where the momentum in the market is.
There are a lot more great follows on the stream, but these are a few of my favorites. Check out the full list of people I follow on StockTwits and build your own curated list to help you navigate financial markets and accelerate your learning process.