Twitter will remain as important as ever to traders in 2019, whether as a research tool, a source of market signals, or simply light relief.
With that in mind, here are a few accounts to consider following this year. Many are among the most influential tweeters on trading topics, according to social media metrics. Others are simply accounts that we find ourselves seeking out again and again thanks to the quality of their posts.
We have tried to avoid the most obvious trading tweeters, and hope everyone will find something new to them on our list.
So open up your feed, and get ready to let these Twitter accounts boost your performance over the coming year. And make sure to join in the debate yourself using hashtags #trading and #traderlife.
10 Trading Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2019
1. The Chicago Board Options Exchange
Tweets about: Trading, markets, derivatives, options
Why you should follow them: With followers like the Financial Times and the Guardian, this account from an important US derivatives exchange is a respected source for market movement-related information and analysis.
— Cboe (@CBOE) January 2, 2019
Tweets about: Trading, foreign exchange, currencies
Why you should follow them: As the name suggests, this account is a great source for foreign exchange news. Very frequent tweets reflect the rapid twists and turns of the fast-moving currency trading business, often with great charts to match.
— DailyFX (@DailyFX) January 6, 2019
Tweets about: Trading, trading technology
Why you should follow them: From the leading business newspaper, this account presents trading news articles and ones on important issues for the sector such as high-frequency trading and the rise of cryptocurrencies.
Corners of Wall Street remain undeterred by crypto crash https://t.co/Oxo3VQwtK3
— FT Trading Room (@FTTradingRoom) November 28, 2018
4. Steve Burns
Tweets about: Trading, markets
Why you should follow them: Expect timely market updates and posts packed with trading advice, many from Burns’ blog New Trader U. There is also trading-related commentary – in today’s market, said Burns recently, “you can look like a genius on Thursday and an idiot on Friday.”
10 Things That Doom New Traders https://t.co/Ze6pYruZZ5
— Steve Burns (@SJosephBurns) January 5, 2019
5. Izabella Kaminska
Tweets about: Markets, business, cryptocurrencies
Why you should follow them: Editor of the Financial Times’ influential Alphaville blog, Kaminska supplies fascinating information on a vast range of subjects, plus her own strong opinions and take-downs of lazy thinking, particularly around cryptocurrencies.
Oops. Ad markets beginning to operate a lot like financial markets. https://t.co/o3jw2HAkj0
— Izabella Kaminska (@izakaminska) December 6, 2018
6. Gotham City Research
Tweets about: Business, regulation
Why you should follow them: This secretive equity research firm offers up due diligence reports and hints, specialising in exposing corporate problems that could lead to juicy short-selling opportunities. Not pretty, but potentially lucrative.
"Second customer dies after allergic reaction from sandwich, Pret a Manger confirms" - Pret's suspect disclosures before these deaths remind us of $MED disclosure omissions: See "Allergens, Cadmium, and Other Safety Concerns" on page 33 of $MED Report I https://t.co/C0xVOinHFE https://t.co/XHJa1H7pYQ
— Gotham City Research (@GothamResearch) October 8, 2018
7. Meredith Jones
Tweets about: Investment, hedge funds
Why you should follow them: Have you met Miss Jones? Forget Bridget – Meredith’s got a lot more sass. Her Twitter account is brimful of sharp insights into the investment world, often with a female-focused slant.
I've always told people I lucked into my #investment industry job, but what if there's more to it? What if others created the right micro-opportunities for me, and by doing the same for others, we can change the face of #investing? #diversity #women #TEDx https://t.co/xU1bxbCcBx
— Meredith Jones (@MJ_Meredith_J) September 4, 2018
8. Citron Research
Tweets about: Business, markets, investment
Why you should follow them: Citron Research provides a steady stream of respected equity research, and trading tips resulting from their findings. Detailed, crisp and, just occasionally, laugh-out-loud entertaining.
Wayfair has become a textbook case of diseconomies of scale. How much longer will shareholders have the patience for a company that should change their name to Overstock? Citron early but not wrong https://t.co/FtS4rW7g43
— Citron Research (@CitronResearch) November 2, 2018
9. Banker’s Umbrella
Tweets about: Banking, finance, current affairs
Why you should follow them: “On Twitter I'm all banking, booze and banter,” says this former finance worker in his profile, making his account a perfect source for a dose of light-hearted content with a trading flavour.
Summary of Theresa May Downing Street announcement: "Come on then if you think you're hard enough" #Leadershipchallenge
— Banker's Umbrella (@BankersUmbrella) December 12, 2018
10. The Economist Intelligent Unit
Tweets about: Business, economics, politics
Why you should follow them: From a highly-respected magazine’s research arm comes a wealth of reliable business-relevant information. As you might expect, this is heavy on economics and politics but, given current uncertainties in these areas, that is probably no bad thing.
The rise in support for Eurosceptic parties has meant that the upcoming European Parliament election could represent a test for the survival of the European project. Read more: https://t.co/WjWXON4pOT pic.twitter.com/sUaakWr6Od
— The Economist Intelligence Unit (@TheEIU) January 6, 2019
Our picks from 2018...
Of course, the Twitter accounts we recommended in 2018 also continue to be among our favourites. Check them out here: