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!