In today’s day and age, it would be wise to keep your mind and ears open to various sources of investment ideas. Twitter is a great platform for sharing ideas and opinions, but don’t just take anyone’s advice. In the world of investing, you must learn to distinguish between what is fluff and what is THE stuff. Otherwise, you’ll be doomed to suffer from analysis paralysis, or worse, you might become another casualty in a typical hype-and-dump operation. In this article, I’ll feature the top 10 investment bloggers to follow on Twitter. They all have honest to goodness insights and credibility. Here they are in no particular order:
1. Tadas Viskanta is the editor and founder of abnormalreturns.com. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. His blog is highly regarded among the blogosphere because of the relevance, timeliness, and thoroughness of his posts. He is the author of the forthcoming book: Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Follow his tweets to become a better-informed investor. Follow him on Twitter @abnormalreturns.
2. Brian Shannon of alphatrends.net has 20 years of experience in trading and is best known for the Technical Analysis videos that he posts on his site. He is also the author of a highly regarded book entitled: Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes, which is a real must if you want to add a technical advantage to your trading. Being a technical trader myself, I find his broad-market and individual stock analysis pure bliss. He sticks to the basics of Technical Analysis and doesn’t use complex indicators that can sometimes do more harm than good. Follow him on Twitter @alphatrends.
3. Josh Brown of thereformedbroker.com is a definite must-follow blogger on twitter. He’s a New York City-based financial advisor and the author of the book: Backstage Wall Street. His blog is “forecast-free” and is basically about markets, politics, economics, culture, media, and finance. What’s really great about Josh’s posts is his call-it-like-hesees-it commentary, and his no-holds-barred (and really funny) use of expletives to prove a point. His blog is a great resource for investors old and new. Follow him on Twitter @ReformedBroker.
4. Marketfolly.com is a blog that tracks hedge funds and successful investors on a daily basis so that we mere mortals might learn from them. The author of this blog, (only known by the name “Jay”) is an analyst at a long/short equity hedge fund, and has degrees in both Economics and Communications. This blog “spills the beans” on hedge fund (and big investor) activity and tactics on a regular basis. Follow them on twitter so perhaps you too, can “stand on the shoulder of giants”. Follow him on Twitter @marketfolly.
5. Sam Dogen of financialsamurai.com is another must-follow blogger on twitter. He has investments in property, stocks, real estate, and private companies. His blog is all about personal finance, but his zen-like approach to it really gives it a fresh feel. There he shares his insights, techniques, and philosophies on money that he learned from first-hand experience. His blog will give you not just depth, but also perspective on money and life. Follow him on Twitter @financialsamura.
6. Eddy Elfenbein of crossingwallstreet.com is a self-confessed stock market addict. In his blog, he gives readers his free (and very detailed) and unbiased view of the market and analyses dozens of companies every week. He also publishes a buylist where readers can get great investment ideas from. This buylist has consistently beaten the S&P 500 for the last five years in a row, so following him on twitter is like hiring an analyst for free (but without the bias and conflict of interest). Follow him on Twitter @EddyElfenbein.
7. Stefan Cheplick is the managing editor of stocktwitsu.com, a consortium of university investment and trading clubs that help new investors learn and organize resources. Stefan is a Harvard student with past internships with the Harvard Management Company and the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. He posts (and reposts) really helpful articles and news on the topics of value investing, trading strategies, investment philosophy, and company analysis. He even goes out of his way to interview student and recent-graduate investors around the US for some interesting reads. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a veteran investor, you’ll definitely get something new and insightful by following his blog. Follow him on Twitter @stocktwitsu.
8. Dynamichedge.com offers its readers data driven analysis and a trader’s point of view of the markets. Its (unnamed) author is a proprietary trader who uses quantitative analysis and a top-down approach to trade equities, futures, and derivatives. His market analysis is top notch and can only be gained from years of experience. His blog is a great place to learn about the underpinnings of market and price action. Follow him on twitter and start becoming a serious student of the markets. Follow him on Twitter @DynamicHedge.
9. Paul Kedrosky is another must-follow investment blogger on twitter. He has a Ph.D. in the economics of technology, a master’s degree in finance, and an engineering degree. He’s an active investor in both public and private equities, and has also had much success in early-stage investments. Despite his “heavyweight” credentials, Dr Kedrosky writes in a really fun and entertaining way. His posts are always relevant and interesting, a definite perk-up from your typical everyday boring-to-read list. Follow him on Twitter @pkedrosky.
10. According to its website, timizzer.com is a beta web community for investors, traders, entrepreneurs, business professionals and thought leaders aiming to optimise time and dynamise their business. It has a wealth of resources ranging from news, articles, profiles, how-to’s, and even links to videos. These are related to money, investing, business, and trends, to keep you informed, relevant, and up-to-date. Follow them on Twitter @timizzer.
Those are our picks for the top 10 investment bloggers to follow on Twitter. Go and increase your financial knowledge by making a habit of reading their material. Good luck and happy investing!