Best Traders to Follow on Twitter

Often we are asked what the best way to get started in trading is. From our experience, finding other traders to watch and to learn from is one of the keys to success. We created this list for new traders and investors to use Twitter to learn from the best-in-class professionals.

There are three things we'd like to point out to add some context to this list:

1. Aside from this list, we believe one of the best starting places for new traders is Chat with Traders. It offers a wide selection of podcast interviews with a variety of  different traders.  

2. Drawing from our own experiences, we strongly encourage developing a well-rounded understanding of different strategies. Trading only on technical analysis can lead to massive losses if the fundamentals contradict the chart story. Trading only on fundamental analysis, likewise, can result in significant losses, often due to value traps caused by poor relative strength (momentum) in the stock price.

3. Also included are two market microstructure experts. Understanding the mechanics of exchanges and interconnected participants (such as high-frequency traders) can help you avoid making a mistake when there are breakdowns in market mechanisms. For example, the market free-fall on the morning of August 24th, 2015, could have scared you into selling and going short the market. This would have been a big mistake because it was a flash crash, and the market recovered about half of its loss in 14 minutes. Thanks primarily to following @nanexllc, the tell-tale signs of a flash crash (HFT-liquidity disappearing) were quickly identifiable.

One of the best ways to learn how to trade (invest) is to discover as much as you can from other traders (investors). Read, watch, learn, and then execute. Enjoy!


Bob Lang

"Private trader in equity and option markets, options trading mentor @xplosiveoptions, contributor @MadMoneyOnCNBC  @TheStreet"

 

Matt Davio

"25+ yr Full-time Futures Trader. Music Fan, Sporting Enthusiast, Michigan-born/Oregon-living. Coaching traders"

Assad Tanous

"Head Trader and founder of Asenna Capital. Two top 10 finishes in the 2007 and 2008 CMC Trading Competitions."

Mr. Breakout

"Trade What's Happening...Not What You Think Is Gonna Happen."                                                                                                            

Dividend Master

"20yrs in mortgage trading at several big shops . Now a macro events equity oriented carry trader in high cash payout plays"

LST

"Interested in: Special Situation Investing, Frauds/Fads/Failures, Macro & many other things. Question unchallenged assumptions."

FuturesTrader71 

"Pro futures trader. Futures not suitable for all investors. Past performance not indicative of future results."

Michael Lamothe

"20yrs in mortgage trading at several big shops . Now a macro events equity oriented carry trader in high cash payout plays"

Ray Delien 

"Interested in: Special Situation Investing, Frauds/Fads/Failures, Macro & many other things. Question unchallenged assumptions."

Chat with Traders

 

"A weekly podcast interviewing talented traders, hosted by Aaron Fifield · Get an email for new episodes → "

Dennis Dick

"CFA charterholder. Prop trader and equity market structure analyst at Bright Trading. Co-host Benzinga morning show."

Tom Dante

"FX Trader. Successful trading is like getting pregnant. Everyone congratulates you when you manage it but no one asks how many times you got fucked first."