The Ultimate List Of Most Useful Accounts For Finance Twitter


  • Jason Goepfert

    Jason Goepfert

    Published: 2018-07-13 at 10:25:15 CST

If you want to get started on Twitter, it's hard to find a good list to follow, particularly in finance, trading, and economics.

Most of the "best of" lists for Finance Twitter are based on personal preferences or, worst of all, a simple follower count. The more followers, the better, seems to be the thinking. That's ridiculously misguided.

Much of Finance Twitter is dominated by insular circles that quote and retweet each other, fist-bumping and high-fiving. That leaves other accounts that might provide more use out in the cold.

So how do we find those accounts?

A great new service, SparkToro, lets you check the metrics that matter on a Twitter account. Not just the raw number of followers, but how engaged - and engaging - those accounts are. It tracks the metrics that truly matter, and comes up with scores to determine how potentially useful a Twitter account is to follow.

Working off of most of the "best of" lists for traders, investors, economists, journalists, and others in finance, we've gone through the SparkToro rankings and come up with the ultimate list of most useful people to follow on Finance Twitter. In deference to SparkToro, we're not revealing any of their metrics - we just combined the total scores available and then ranked all of the accounts from highest scoring to least.

What they have in common

The highest scoring accounts have an average follower base of 48,500, and an average total SparkToro score of 143 (this is the combined SparkScore and Engagement Score). These accounts have a healthy number of followers versus the number of accounts they follow, tend to post several times daily, and their posts get a lot of engagement, a sign that they're useful to the people who follow the accounts. Some popular accounts get penalized because they post too much, not generating much interaction with their followers. Others simply follow too many people, hoping to get followed back and boost their own follower count. Others aren't yet officially verified by Twitter or aren't added to many lists among their followers.

This an excellent list for those new to Twitter, or those looking for perhaps more useful accounts to follow than the usual ones based on flawed metrics. It's not exhaustive - surely there are some we missed - but we'll keep it updated and look for the best accounts to follow.

Here is the ultimate list of most useful Finance Twitter accounts: 

NOTE: Edited on July 17, 2018 to add additional accounts

Twitter HandleRank
PeterLBrandt1
charliebilello2
lisaabramowicz13
morganhousel4
iancassel5
SteveStuWill6
nytimes7
fundstrat ‏ 8
michaelbatnick9
BrentBeshore10
sentimentrader11
SoberLook12
CliffordAsness13
EpsilonTheory14
StockCats15
HayekAndKeynes16
awealthofcs17
DegenRolf18
ukarlewitz19
vexmark20
LizAnnSonders21
RyanDetrick22
CNBCFastMoney23
patrick_oshag24
KimbleCharting25
M_C_Klein26
robinhanson27
izakaminska28
MebFaber29
caroljsroth30
hussmanjp31
CryptOrca32
jfahmy33
srussolillo34
markminervini35
McClellanOsc36
dailydirtnap37
CitronResearch38
alphaarchitect39
steenbab40
RitholtzWealth41
SJosephBurns42
Jboorman43
alphatrends44
jessefelder45
MarkNewtonCMT46
cullenroche47
RampCapitalLLC48
Spencerjakab49
QTRResearch50
DavidSchawel51
NorthmanTrader52
collabfund53
Peter_Atwater54
StockTwits55
trevornoren56
lanceroberts57
choffstein58
EconomPic59
Hipster_Trader60
economPic61
bbands62
SantiagoAuFund63
jposhaughnessy64
kevinmuir65
TradeStation66
allstarcharts67
TommyThornton68
GerberKawasaki69
TihoBrkan70
NDR_Research71
dollarsanddata72
wolfejosh73
EricBalchunas74
RobinWigg75
HonestlyCrypto76
MikeBellafiore77
dariasolo78
MelissaLeeCNBC79
dwyerstrategy80
JLyonsFundMgmt81
Guruleaks182
AlmanacTrader83
zerohedge84
CarpeNoctom85
timseymour86
AndrewThrasher87
DriehausCapital88
gamesblazer0689
wbmosler90
traderstewie91
Wolfmetric92
johnscharts93
TgMacro94
WSJ95
OddStats96
priceinaction97
davidfaber98
RedDogT399
bpsandpieces100
BTC_Schmitcoin101
lopezlinette102
notsofast103
RudyHavenstein104
Dburgh105
HalftimeReport106
movement_cap107
Reuters108
RevShark109
LeutholdGroup110
6_Figure_Invest111
bespokeinvest112
NickatFP113
optionstrader32114
aztecs99115
DKellerCMT116
TraderMentality117
QuantEdges118
sm_sears119
DonutShorts120
RenMacLLC121
BarbarianCap122
hmeisler123
ThorntonMcEnery124
ArthurHoganIII125
seeitmarket126
callieabost127
AtlantaFed128
BagholderQuotes129
biancoresearch130
ReformedBroker131
ritholtz132
bostonchaahhts133
conorsen134
syouth1135
TheStalwart136
mark_dow137
GrantsPub138
katie_martin_fx139
TimDuy140
business141
AlderLaneeggs142
carlquintanilla143
5thrule144
lhamtil145
markets146
ScottWapnerCNBC147
toddsalamone148
bySamRo149
JayWoods3150
Jesse_Livermore151
sharkbiotech152
MishGEA153
WalterDeemer154
ivanthek155
IvanTheK156
DougKass157
herbgreenberg158
LJKawa159
Cessnadriver50160
CNBC161
ReaperCapital162
SunriseTrader163
talktoskirt164
ZorTrades 165
JeffMacke166
petenajarian167
traderjourney168
the_real_fly169
TradeIdeas170
KiraBrecht171
87AlwaysRed172
canuck2usa173
abnormalreturns174
BloombergTV175
aarontask176
IBDinvestors177
jimcramer178
Nonrelatedsense179
rationalwalk180
ChrisPrybal181
agwarner182
pearkes183
realmoney184
chicagosean185
OptionsHawk186
ForexStopHunter187
OptionsMamba188
TFMkts189
howardlindzon190
JasonRaznick191
schaeffers192
jdmarkman193
MarketSmith194
TheArmoTrader195
harmongreg196
BlueFielder197
sssvenky198
TheHKGroup199
derekhernquist200
DR__Shine201
the_analyst202
MarkYusko203
RetroWallSt204
BarrieNJ205
Catwoman2011206
MrTopStep207
maoxian208
flecksthoughts209
CMTAssociation210

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