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Every Investor Should Follow These 23 Twitter Feeds

Every Investor Should Follow These 23 Twitter Feeds

Everybody's doing it.

It's become so mainstream that when somebody hacks the Associated Press Twitter feed, it moves the Dow more than 100 points. If you've resisted the Twitter experience so far, give it a try.

The secret to using Twitter is to be choosy. Don't follow just anybody. Constrain your list to the feeds that will provide you with the most important (and reliable) information.

Whether you're new to Twitter or somebody that has thousands of followers, the key to getting the most out of it is to follow the right people and organizations. We put together a list to get you started.

Are we missing anyone? Who do you watch for the latest news or trading ideas? Post your favorites in the comments section below.

  • WSJ MoneyBeat

    Handle: @WSJMoneyBeat

    Wall Street Journal analysis of M&A, bankruptcy, private equity and the markets.

    Handle: @PIMCO

    Bill Gross and Muhamad El-Erian. Need we say more?
  • danprimack

    Handle: @danprimack

    Dan tweets all things M&A for FORTUNE Magazine.
  • FT Alphaville
    Handle: @FTAlphaville

    Market insights from the Financial Times.
  • John Melloy

    Handle: @cnbcmelloy

    Producer of CNBC's Fast Money.
  • BBC Business

    Handle: @BBCBusiness

    The official account of the BBC business desk.
  • TechCrunch

    Handle: @TechCrunch

    Breaking technology news.
  • AppleInsider

    Handle: @appleinsider

    Looking for Apple news (and rumors)? This is your feed.
  • The Economist

    Handle: @TheEconomist

    Official feed of The Economist magazine.
  • The White House

    Handle: @whitehouse

    Looking for debatable topics? Look no further.
  • The Associated Press

    Handle: @AP

    (This is not a joke, really)
  • U.S. FDA

    Handle: @FDARecalls

    Get the latest drug approval and recall information from the Food and Drug Administration.
  • NYSE Euronext

    Handle: @NYSE

    Official information from NYSE Euronext.
  • MarketWatch

    Handle: @MarketWatch

    Investing and personal finance news.
  • BloombergNow

    Handle: @BloombergNow

    News on big stories from Bloomberg editors and staff.
  • Garmin IR

    With the popularity of Twitter growing, companies are setting up feeds for investor relations. A few of those include:

    Handle: @GarminStock

    Official feed for technology company, Garmin.
  • PotashCorp

    Handle: @PotashCorp

    Official feed for agricultural company, Potash.
  • Corning Incorporated

    Handle: @Corning

    Official feed for specialty glass and ceramics company.
  • Craig Heath

    Some individual investors to follow:

    Handle: @burns277

    Momentum trader
  • Nathan Michaud

    Handle: @investorslive

    Day trader (One who appears to actually make money doing it)
  • Joe Kunkle

    Handle: @OptionsHawk

    Joe Kunkle is an options expert. More than 14,000 followers.
  • TweetDeck

    Handle: @tweetdeck

    This is the feed for Twitter's awesome (and free) service called Tweetdeck. Investors can use the online aggregator to set up streaming feeds of lists, hashtags, and accounts. If that's too Twitter-nerd for you, here's the translation: In one column you could set up a stream of any tweet that includes the hashtag #investing (or any other hashtag).

    In another, you can view your Twitter account that streams all of your followers. Finally, in another column, any Twitter lists you follow. (Check it out. You'll understand.)
  • Benzinga

    Handle: @benzinga

    Without trying to appear pompous, we tweet out our feature articles and news with only a slight delay and greatly appreciate any and all Twitter followers we acquire.

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