Seeking Alpha is a great site where investors who are interested in sharing their research can do so and get paid on a per view basis. For the individual investor, this is a great site to supplement your research and get an idea of what the professionals in the industry are saying and how they analyze various companies. A lot of these authors also engage their followers on Twitter.
140 characters can sometimes be just enough to express a basic idea. As such, finding financial advice and ideas on Twitter ($TWTR) seems like a risky play. That being said, there are absolutely some key influencers you can follow to receive some news and ideas directly on your twitter feed. In this particular instance, we'll focus on Seeking Alpha authors who are spreading their knowledge in the Twitterverse. Here are 5 authors that tweet about various aspects of the financial industry:
#5 Nick Gogerty (@nickgogerty)
A former chief analyst, Nick Gogerty, provides information on all things energy and sustainable economic development. Additionally, he wrote his own book, The Nature of Value, which explains the source of all economic value, why some investments and companies grow while others wither and die, among other things. Definitely a smart investor, check out his twitter feed and give him a follow!
— nick gogerty (@nickgogerty) October 29, 2014
— nick gogerty (@nickgogerty) October 24, 2014
#4: Joe Kunkle (@OptionsHawk)
Founder of OptionsHawk and a self described options/equity active swing trader, Joe provides his twitter followers with 20-30 tweets a day on companies that he's following as well as other actions he's engaging in.
#3: Cullen Roche (@cullenroche)
Residing in San Diego, Cullen peppers your twitter feed with his opinions on macroeconomic events, articles he finds interesting among other topics. A published author, Cullen's opinions are respected and appreciated in the financial world, he is definitely worth a follow.
Sorry, but people who throw the word "guarantee" around in the investment business are dangerous.... — Cullen Roche (@cullenroche) October 26, 2014
"invest like the wealthy where you participate in market gains but are guaranteed to never lose when the market drops"
— Cullen Roche (@cullenroche) October 26, 2014
#2: Jim Van Meerten (@JimVanMeerten)
A financial blogger for barchart.com, Seeking Alpha, TheStreet and Motley Fool, he tweets interesting updates from these 4 sites throughout the day, multiple times a day. He'll throw out investment ideas that you may not have thought of and that could ultimately help you out. Follow him and you won't regret it!
— Jim Van Meerten (@JimVanMeerten) October 23, 2014
#1: Phil Davis (@philstockworld)
Owner of Phil's Stock World, he frequently sends tweets on global economic events, free webinars and other investing events that are useful. Follow him and you'll get a plethora of cool information.
— Phil Davis (@philstockworld) October 29, 2014
— Phil Davis (@philstockworld) October 27, 2014
Food for thought as we need to think about our own Post-Labor Economy: “The Economics of Star Trek” -- https://t.co/9OwGtk5kJ1
— Phil Davis (@philstockworld) October 24, 2014
What do you think of these guys? Do you already follow them? Find some of them and other experts here on SprinkleBit.
(Disclaimer: They were not necessarily placed in an official ranking, as this is hard to quantify. Explore the profiles and see which one you like best!)