Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram in 2010. Since then, it has quickly risen to become one of the most used social media platforms across the globe with more than 1 billion users.
Instagram is easily accessible and an account can be opened in just a few hassle-free steps. Basically, anyone with a smart device, internet access, and an email address or phone number can open an account.
There are several advantages when using Instagram. As with most social media apps, users can follow people, groups, or businesses that spark their interest. Shared photos and videos can be shared, liked, and commented on on a user’s home page.
Stories can also be shared for 24 hours, after which it expires. Private, direct messaging is supported, which is a great opportunity to keep in contact with friends and family at no extra cost.
As this visual platform is perfect for sharing videos and images with texts, it gives ample opportunities for individuals, such as forex traders, to advertise or share their trading strategies, tips, analysis, and insights into the world of forex.
By following these traders, one can potentially learn a great deal on how to become successful at forex trading. Accessing the forex markets and opening an account with a broker is just as easy as opening an account on Instagram.
Although there are thousands of forex traders advertising huge profits, luxurious lifestyles, and offer advice at a certain price, followers should be careful as several of these could be scammers and will disappear as soon as the money for so-called courses or advice is paid.
Below is a list of some of the best forex traders to follow on Instagram.
Stanley Druckenmiller is well-known in the forex community for being one of the best in this field.
Druckenmiller graduated in 1975 after studying Economics and English at Bowdoin College. In 1977 he became a stock analyst at Pittsburgh National Bank and from there, quickly ascended to head of the equity research group.
His very successful history includes establishing Duquesne Capital Management with just 1 million dollars, being named by Forbes as one of the richest people in America as well as obtaining a powerful position at Quantum Funds.
By following @stanley.druckenmiller, potential traders can view regular posts of successes, sounds strategies, and good insights.
George Soros is a familiar name in the financial community. He is chair of Soros Fund Management LLC and founder of the Open Society Foundations.
Soros was born on August 12, 1930, in Hungary. Through the years he experienced many losses and achieved great successes. Today, he is a known billionaire and philanthropist with a net worth of approximately US Dollar 8.3 billion.
Soros has gone from immigrant to hedge fund manager by writing to managing directors in merchant banks across London, where he eventually got a job.
Soros studied at the London School of Economics, where he was first awarded a bachelor’s, obtained a master’s, and later on a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of London.
Soros moved to New York City in 1954. It is here where he started and he specializing in stocks. In 1969 he founded Double Eagle (now known as Quantum Fund) and a year later he founded Soros Fund Management.
Samuel Leach is an entrepreneur and financial guru. He is the author of Formula for Success, a self-help book to assist readers in unlocking potential, analyze patterns, and uncovering unique, hidden talents.
He started trading forex when he was 18 and soon after, he founded Samuel & Co. Trading in 2012. Samuel & Co. Trading has reached thousands of customers across more than 60 countries.
Leach’s personal handle on Instagram, @samuelleach, has nearly 380 thousand followers. He has 132 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel and his popular videos reach millions.
@samuelandcotrading, the official account to follow for forex trading, has more than 115 thousand followers. Here, followers have access to important info such as factors of trading, common mistakes made by beginner traders, popular positions, and many more.
Steven Hart, CEO of The Trading Channel, offers sound trading advice to followers. With nearly half a million subscribers on YouTube and 28 thousand followers on Instagram, The Trading Channel is a popular choice for many.
It ranks as one of the best trading channels on YouTube and offers free beginners’ courses, advice on indicators and charts, as well as dynamic strategies and how to use them.
Several IGTV videos on Instagram offer free advice on how to trade key levels, secrets to making profits, and warnings about scams.
TheStreet.com is founded by a public figure and the face of CNBC’s Mad Money, Jim Cramer.
Cramer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard in 1977. He started working as a reporter and achieved great success in his career. Soon after he started investing and started a hedge fund, Cramer & Co.
TheStreet.com breaks down information barriers and assists individuals, investors, and organizations to succeed financially with minimum risks.
This is done by providing information on market analysis, trading data, financial news, trading styles, and insights into economical changes.
ThrStreet.com posts interesting facts about market news, remote internships, live chats, etc.
With nearly 57 thousand followers, @trade_simple_fx offers courses at great discounts. Courses automatically include a lifetime of membership access, more than lessons via video, 121 mentorship sessions, private chat support, live trading sessions, and many more.
Here, traders will have a proper introduction to the world of forex, learn how to navigate platforms, use trading tools, master trend trading as well as learn the psychology of trading, habits, and other fundamentals.
Followers also have access to Facebook reviews, analyses, YouTube videos, and testimonials.
Lawrence D. Hite is an investment expert, entrepreneur, and well-versed in forex trading. His book, The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and Life – and How You Can Too, was a bestseller on Porchlight Books, LA Times, Wall Street Journal.
Hite’s risk management philosophy and trading strategy have earned him an entire chapter dedicated to him by Jack Schwager in the book Market Wizards.
In the early 1960s, Hite became a stockbroker and almost 20 years later he founded Mint Investments. In terms of asset under management, it quickly became the world’s most successful commodity trading advisor. In 2000 he founded Hite Capital Investments.
Alexander Elder, M.D., is a financial trader, founder of SpikeTrade.com, and author of several very popular trading books.
Elder’s first book was published in 1993 and became an international bestseller. Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management is still a favorite to this day and has been translated into several languages to use in education across the globe.
Come into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading was named Book of the Year in 2002 by Barron.
Alexander Elder is also the author of Benefit from Price Declines, as well as Entries & Exits: Visits to Sixteen Trading Rooms, The New Sell & Sell Short: How to Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Rubles to Dollars — a book about the transformation of Russia.
Born in Leningrad, Russia, Elder grew up in Estonia and started medical school at the young age of 16. By 23 he was a doctor on a Soviet ship in Africa, where he later received political asylum in the United States.
He moved to New York City where he worked as a psychiatrist and taught at Columbia University, which gave him useful insight and made him a very successful trader.
Liz Ann Sonders
Liz Ann Sonders is a fund manager, portfolio manager, and chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. She has more than 45 thousand followers on Instagram and offers very useful information on trades and market news.
Sonders studied at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business where she received her M.B.A. in finance, as well as, received her B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Delaware.
She and has been listed as one of Wall Street’s Power 30, named one of 100 Most Influential Women in Finance, and named 50 Top Women in Wealth by several sources.
Furthermore, she is a regular guest on CNMC, Fox Business News, and Wall Street Week programs and used to be a regular panelist and guest host on PBS’s original Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser.
Sonders has been featured in Bloomberg, The New York Times, and identified as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance and the top 25 most important people in and around the financial advisory profession.
@millionaire_mentor is an interesting account to follow on Instagram. It not only offers trading advice to its 6.7 million followers but also lifestyle advice in general.
This account provides TikTok videos, mentor tips, how to give back to your community, updated press information, diet tips, and several other useful facts.
This account is all about motivating and inspiring its followers, empowering leaders, and teaching individuals how to start their own business.
Hither Mann is well-liked on Instagram with more than 143 thousand followers. She is the founder of @fortuneacademy.official and inspires traders across the globe when looking at the great feedback of her followers.
This account offers fast-track online forex courses, 1-on-1 mentorship, mindset coaching, tips on how to invest in cryptocurrencies with little funding as well as step-by-step training on how to get started.
Her forex course was voted #1 in the world by Yahoo! Finance.
Paul Tudor Jones
Paul Tudor Jones, born in 1954, is a well-known hedge fund manager, philanthropist, conservationist, and trader.
This billionaire founded an asset management firm, Tudor Investment Corporation, in 1980. In 1987, made a 125.9 percent return after betting on a crash in the United States stock market, which earned him approximately US Dollar 100 million.
He founded The Robin Hood Foundation in the late 1980s, an organization that acts as a relief fund and also focuses on reducing poverty in New York City and its surrounding areas.
Paul Tudor Jones’s two Instagram accounts, @jptudorjonesii, and @paultudorjones2020 offer advice, education, and inspiration to followers and potential traders.
Josh Kuo is the creator of @10xtraders, which has 100 thousand followers on Instagram. Interested Instagram users can also follow Josh Kuo at his personal handle @josh_kuo, which has more than 92 thousand followers.
@10xtrders provides followers with great trading knowledge such as the top strategies and how to use them, free web classes, information on different types of traders and styles, as well as traits of a successful trader.
This entrepreneur and forex trader operates in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. 2french_trader has nearly 80 thousand followers and offers 1-on-1 trading mentoring.
Followers of this account have access to a Forex book, frequently asked questions, YouTube videos, images of a lavish lifestyle, and profit information. @french_trader also offers inspirational quotes and advice.
Kiana Danial’s goal on Instagram is to help traders take control of their financial future by providing inspiration, education, and trading information.
This award-winning wealth management speaker and executive coach have been featured in The Street, Forbes, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal.
Awards include Best Financial Education Provider at Shanghai Forex Expo as well as the New York Business Women of Influence Honorée.
Danial studied Electrical Engineering, obtained two degrees in Electrical Engineering, and researched on Quantum Physics, is a regular face on Tokyo’s #1 Investment TV Show, and author of Invest Diva’s Guide to Making Money in Forex.
Forex Signals, also known by its handle @directforexsinals.co.uk on Instagram, boasts more than 133 thousand followers on Instagram and 18 thousand members. It’s one of the United Kingdom’s top forex traders and the founder of #TravellingTradersProgramme.
Followers have access to more than 15 live trading setups daily, as well as podcasts, forex training seminars from across the globe, forex trade information, and feedback on profits and successes.
Forex Signals offer a combined forex trading experience of more than 50 years. Members receive real-time WhatsApp deliveries on daily forex signals, chart analysis and market information, high-quality forex signals at low costs, and round-the-clock customer support.
ForexChick specializes in indices trading and is an analyst for this specific market. She is a US30 platform co-creator and invites followers to join her private mentorship community.
Her posts are filled with inspirational quotes, IGTV videos on how to trade indices, forex training videos, mindset events, proof of profits, and several more. This is a popular account with more than 61 thousand followers.
@trade4wealth is a very popular educational Instagram account where followers can learn from a community of professional traders.
Its more than 54 thousand followers have access to daily educational posts, stories on trading tips and watchlists, free newsletters, and free audiobooks. Its also valuable information on how to get started when wanting to join the forex trading world.
In its posts, it explains what CFDs are, how to progress in trading, reveals secret strategies, and inspires followers to keep on trying and not lose hope.
Trade4Wealth was founded by Amar Mandekar as a forex trading academy. He is a highly qualified professional (M.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication) and has several years of experience in this field.
Trade4Wealth’s training programs are unique as they can be done online and offline, and dedicated online support by mentors is readily available.
Reuben Singh, the British entrepreneur, was born in 1976. After studying Politics, English, and Business Studies, as well as receiving a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), he opened the retail chain Miss Attitude.
In 2000, Reuben Singh launched a contact center company called alldayPA and in 2018 he became CEO of Isher Capital, a private equity firm.
This well-known forex trader is also known for being a philanthropist and receiving several awards and honors such as one of the Global Leaders of Tomorrow by The World Economic Forum and one of the world’s youngest self-made millionaires.
AstroFx is a community of forex traders whose main priority is to help potential traders become successful. Their 135 thousand followers are scattered across the globe and include individuals from South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Belgium.
@astroforex provides updated charts and analysis, vlogs (video blogs), workshops, and warnings about scammers.
Followers also have an opportunity to win a US Dollar 10 000 account when joining the AstroFX online course. Existing members are automatically added to this AstroFx challenge and all one has to do is share your trading performance with the AstroFx team.
An additional 30% off will be given to some members in this challenge.
The @fxgoat Instagram account is filled with pictures of luxurious lifestyles, tips on how to become a successful forex trader, and testimonials from its nearly 39 thousand followers.
FX Goat is a world leader in forex education, signal providers, and online courses. It offers more than just technical and educational information, it also offers 1-on-1, personalized sessions, market insights, real-time examples, and practical information.
Its Currencies Course guarantees 100% money back if unsuccessful and its website provides positive feedback from customers.
@fxgoat offers discounts on mentorship sessions. Its Zoom hosting events, which are offered three times a week, cover weekly analysis and market approach, forex education as well as different market sessions.
Jabulani Ndlovu is into science, technology, and engineering. This retired forex coach from Johannesburg, South Africa, has 375 thousand followers on Instagram.
This entrepreneur from Durban grew up in a poverty-stricken environment. At just 27 years old, he is one of South Africa’s youngest millionaires.
He started trading financial markets early on. He is the founder and CEO of Cashflow Properties, a foreign trading investment. One of Ngcobo’s main focuses is a motivational speaker to inspire others to become as successful as he is.
@cashflowngcobo posts regular photos of a lavish lifestyle and offers positive feedback, advice regarding forex trading, and highlights. Analysis of account statistics shows a 93.3% popularity and more than seven thousand likes per post on average.
Austin Netzley is an entrepreneur with a mission to help others succeed in becoming successful. His Instagram handle, @netzley has thousands of followers and offers great inspiration on succeeding, as well as blogs and podcasts.
He is the founder of 2X, a company where a team of professionals specializes in assisting others to succeed in businesses that scale from 6 to 8 figures by implementing proven strategies and systems.
Austin Netzley is also an author of several books such as Simplify Your Business, Scale Faster than Ever, From 6 to 7 Figures, as well as Gain Your Time Back.
Netzley made his first fortune while still in his early twenties and although still young, he gained important knowledge in the first few years, such as how to tell a good trading system from a bad one and how to get started on automated trading.
Trading Experts is a dedicated finance team with more than 88 thousand followers on its Instagram handle @tradingexperts.
Great advice on deals, such as low deals on stocks, etc, are provided, as well as life lessons, significant factors to succeed, weekly chart talks, access to monthly profits, and reviews.
Trading Experts’ website provides free newsletters, trading blogs, video lessons, and programs.
A free 90-day trial for beginner traders offers a step-by-step program as well as a personal mentor to help each step of the way, a great way to learn trading secrets and strategies.
Walter Peters is the author of Naked Forex: High-Probability Techniques for Trading Without Indicators. This popular book gives readers insights on how to effectively trade without indicators, whereas most traders use technical analysis for options, stocks, and futures.
This highly effective way of trading without indicators is called “naked trading” and relies on methods used from the beginning before trading calculators and computers were used.
Walter Peters is also a popular webinar speaker on FXStreet and has more than 20 years of experience in trading on the forex markets.
He has been featured in TradingMarkets.com, Yahoo! Finance, FXStreet, and The Wall Street Journal. Walter Peters is a graduate minor in Statistics and holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology.
FxLifestyle – Forex Signals
With 44.7 thousand followers, @fxlifestyleforex is another highly popular Instagram account to follow. Posts are mostly about how this young millionaire’s life was changed when he started trading forex and how much is spent on his luxurious lifestyle.
He offers followers a chance to learn his strategies in his forex course and allows copy trades with his forex signals. This day trader claims he helps individuals earn more than US Dollar 10 000 per week.
The FxLifestyle website provides information on the nest forex brokers, PRO forex software, forex trading courses, and how to understand forex trading signals. It also offers more than 30 free forex strategies. It has more than 53 thousand members and a 93.4% win rate.
Lydia Idem; trader, investor, and advisor; is well-known in the financial community and has more than 24 years of experience in the currency and equity markets.
She is co-author of the book The StockTwits Edge and Trading: The Best of The Best and founder of FM Capital Group in 2014 and has been featured in Yahoo! Finance, FORBES Magazine, and CNNMoney, just to name a few.
Idem is also known for being named one of the top women in finance to follow.
How do I open an Instagram account?
Opening an Instagram account is easy and free. Just download the Instagram app from either the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android), depending on your smart device. Open the app once it is installed.
Sign Up with your preferred method, either by using your email address or phone number with the confirmation code sent. Next, create a username and password. Fill out your details in your profile. Users should be at least 13 years old.
How safe is it to use Instagram?
Although there are some possible dangers when using Instagram, such as fake accounts, hacking, and scams, this can be easily avoided by setting your account to private, blocking unwanted followers, and making sure the information provided is legit.
Are all forex traders on Instagram legit?
Although the forex market is a legitimate market that trades approximately US Dollars 5 trillion US a day, there are lots of scams posing as forex traders that offer help and education at a price.
In fact, a large part of people claiming to be legit forex traders on Instagram is scammers. These scammers pose and fake a luxurious lifestyle to reel in unsuspected traders who are willing to pay for education and tips, and then disappear with your money.
Financial authorities warn people about traders appearing to be living the high life and caution should be taken when paying any money to traders.
How do I tell which forex traders are legit and which ones are scammers?
Search for forex traders that have a long track record, good reviews, lots of followers, and post balanced information on what to expect and what the reality of forex trading is, the positives and negative points.