Twitter account is an extremely trendy social media app for personal and professional environments. It’s easily accessible, user-friendly and posts can reach thousands, if not millions, of people.
It improves visibility in a professional setup and lately, more and more forex traders have started to advertise their skills on Twitter and comment on trading strategies, market news that will affect economies, and give sound trading advice to followers.
These days, anyone with a smart device and internet access can follow traders on Twitter for free advice, inspiration, and trading manuals to pick up strategies, gain market information and refine their trading skills.
Although there are numerous traders on Twitter that focus on inspiring and educating beginners or inexperienced traders, there are also those who only pose as successful forex traders to scam others into paying for services that will never be provided.
Financial authorities warn against scammers like this, as there are no regulated ways to ensure people are legit when it comes to social media and it can hold massive financial implications for people.
In this article, we take a look at some of the most popular traders from across the globe to follow on Twitter.
Peter Brandt is well-known in the forex community since 1976 and a professional commodities trader.
Brandt founded Factor Trading Co., Inc. in 1980, a company that focuses on the factors of trading that leads to success, such as risk management, trading processes, management of human emotions, and classical charting.
He is the author of Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns, which was published in 1990 and is still considered a classic to this day.
Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader, Brandt’s second book, was published in 2011. It quickly became the #1 ranked book on trading on Amazon.com and held its position for 27 weeks.
He has nearly 380 thousand followers on Twitter and daily posts include alerts to the biggest trends, the realities of trading, the possibilities that charts offer, the psychology of trading, and several other useful trading information needed to understand forex trading.
Steve Burns has more than 20 years of experience when it comes to stock markets and investments, and another 14 years of trading experience. Burns is a top reviewer for books about trading and investing on Amazon and the author of 17 books about stock markets.
Some of his most popular books are New Trader, Rich Trader: How to Make Money in the Stock Market; Moving Averages 101: Incredible Signals that will make you money in the Stock Market; Trading Habits: 39 of the World’s Most Powerful Stock Market Rules.
DarvasTrader.com has featured him as a top trader, and several popular organizations such as Trader’s Magazine, Chat with Traders and the Wall Street Journal blog have interviewed him.
More than 290 thousand people follow Burns on Twitter for his regular inspirational Tweets about financial freedom, insights for the week, rules for beginner traders, and financial markets.
Jamie Saettele is another popular Twitter account to follow. Its 280 thousand followers benefit from regular webinars on upcoming market trends, trading strategies, updated market analysis, and his own perspective on situations.
Seattle has a Bachelor of Science in accounting and business administration from Bucknell University and is the author of a book, Sentiment in the Forex Market: Indicators and Strategies To Profit from Crowd Behavior and Market Extremes, which was launched in 2008.
He is also co-founder of SB Trade Desk, a company that offers subscription analysis and trading services on foreign exchange, equity indices, and commodities. Seattle has a rich history of trading and analyzing forex markets and writing for the financial market.
In 2018 Saettele started writing about technical indicators, strategies, and alternative investing methods, which was published in SFO Magazine, Futures Magazine as well as Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine.
Marc Walton is a professional, certified forex trader with more than 20 years of experience. He recently retired from trading to focus on Forex Mentor Pro, which he created.
This website offers an award-winning blog, market analysis, forex articles, education, and free forex training courses. Webinars, trade plans, live training sessions, updates, and warnings are also available to members.
On Twitter, Walton Tweets great advice on topics such as the booming Bitcoin market, offering a free webinar to followers to ensure success.
Other topics include financial opportunities that cryptocurrencies offer, weekly trading plans, and how flexibility helps when trading forex.
Jim Cramer is probably best known for being a host on CNBC’s Mad Money show, where he explains the differences between investing and trading, discusses different trading styles, and points out important factors that influence economies.
Cramer is also co-founder of TheStreet.com, where he brings important business news to the attention of his followers. After Cramer graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard in 1977, he started working as a reporter.
He started investing in stock markets in 1984 and soon, he started a hedge fund, Cramer & Co. In 2005 the first Mad Money with Jim Cramer aired.
Cramer has an impressive 1.4 million followers on Twitter and Tweets regularly about news and analysis affecting the market.
John Bollinger is best known for creating Bollinger Bands, a technical trading tool created in the early 1980s that helps determine whether prices are high or low on a relative basis.
These are used in financial markets, such as forex, futures, equities, and commodities, and can be applied to different time frames such as hourly, daily, weekly and monthly.
BollingerBands.us provides trading ideas, updated signals, interactive charts, more than 50 technical indicators, sector analysis, a personal portfolio section, support videos, and other benefits. Members can also activate a free 10-day trial.
John Bollinger is also a technical analyst, and Tweets regularly about scammers, his online weekly talks, his profits, and several other interesting trading-related topics to his 111 thousand followers.
Paul Tudor Jones
Paul Tudor Jones is known by many as a billionaire, conservationist, philanthropist, hedge fund manager, and founder of Tudor Investment Corporation.
After graduating in 1976, Jones started trading in cotton futures at a company called New York Cotton Exchange, one of the largest players in the cotton industry. Jones later became a commodities broker in the late 1970s.
He later founded Tudor Investment Corporation, an asset management firm, as well as The Robin Hoof Foundation, a natural disaster and poverty relief fund.
Jones had a knack for understanding the markets and made a fortune when he predicted a market crash in 1987. In November 2019, Forbes Magazine estimated Jones’ net worth at approximately US Dollar 5.3 billion USD.
Cathy Curtis is the founder and owner of Curtis Financial Planning, a financial advisor company that focuses on empowering women and helping them succeed by providing unbiased advice, free guides to sudden wealth, and overall sound investment advice.
Curtis is well-known in the financial markets and a regular on CNBC.
She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Planning Magazine Investment News, Advisor Magazine, Money Magazine and has been named the number 10 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100.
Assad Tannous is the founder and Senior Trader at Asenna Wealth Solutions, a trading, and corporate advisory company. It specializes in technical analysis, corporate consulting, medium-term position trading, and capital raising.
Tannous’ Twitter feeds are based on trading information and updates on stocks that are useful for traders of different experience levels and styles.
Michael Boutros is a professional trader and technical strategist with DailyFX since 2010. He specializes in short-term trading and intraday technical levels. His trading style includes a technical analytical profile and a medium-term time frame that ranges from two days to two weeks.
Boutros has approximately 20 years of experience trading forex, equity indices, and commodities. He also has more than 15 years of experience on forex trade desks, markets news, and working with brokers such as FXCM and Forex.com.
A regular speaker at trader expos and conferences in New York, Dubai, and Australia, Boutros has been praised by respectable financial publications such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and Wall Street Journal.
His 50 thousand followers benefit from market commentaries, forecasts, live charts, and weekly strategy webinars.
Arnaud Jeulin is the founder and lead developer at Mataf, a Fintech company created in 2003. This financial website specializes in online tools for traders, no matter the experience levels.
These trading tools include forex volatility, pip value, position-sizing, global view on financial markets, forex correlation, and price distribution.
Before setting up Mataf, Jeulin received his engineering degree and worked with traders on developing trading tools and prototypes.
Jeulin has more than 67 thousand followers on Twitter and his Tweets include interesting forex books, upcoming economic releases, market events, online conferences, trading psychology, market volatility, risk management, tips on live charts, and trading bots.
Samuel Leach is an investor, entrepreneur, forex trader, and author of a self-help book, Formula for Success. He is also voted by Yahoo Finance as one of the top traders to follow during 2022.
Although still young, he has many years of forex trading experience as he started trading when he was only 18 years old. In 2012, he founded Samuel & Co. Trading.
Samuel & Co. Trading provides traders with weekly trading lessons, online trading courses, a selection of algorithms, as well as information on forex events such as trading conferences.
Leach has a very active and popular YouTube channel where some of his trading videos have reached millions of viewers. Leach’s Tweets offer information on podcasts, weekly forex forecasts, weekly trades, and many more.
Tom Dante offers professional mentoring for serious traders. His website, trader-dante.com, offers a variety of trading courses, educational material, as well as supporting and special webinars.
Tom Dante, known as @Trader_Dante on Twitter, has 83 thousand followers and gives sound trading advice after more than 15 years of trading experience. He Tweets about market movements, market dynamics, personal insights, and ideas on trading forex.
In the 1980s, Ed Matts was one of the earliest technical traders in London. He also provided analysis for financial institutions and later founded Matrixtrade.com.
Matrix is a FITS (Fundamental Intermarket Technical & Sentiment) trading service provider and offers a macro trading service based on analysis, education, and trade signals for forex markets.
Matts’ years of experience have gained him more than 33 thousand followers.
His daily Tweets include insights into market volatility, what currencies to trade in current market situations as well as how differing indices can potentially increase profits and decrease losses.
Kim Krompass is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and founded the Price Action Traders Institute (PATI) in 2012. Krompass offers traders simple strategies that work and provides mentoring sessions in both New York and London.
Krompass has nearly 20 years of trading experience, has a BA in Economics as well as an MA in Business Taxation.
Her 13 thousand followers on Twitter benefit from her Tweets on pip counts, her own trading results and opinions, market analysis and news feeds. She also Retweets important trade information and news from reputable sources such as MarketWatch and Bloomberg.
Mandi’s goal is to help traders become successful by providing detailed information on how to trade, ensuring traders make informed decisions at minimum risks. This performance coach is an expert in trading psychology and behavioral finance.
Mandi offers great advice and trading information to her 13 thousand Twitter followers, such as what drives financial and economic markets, trading conferences, and tips on trading psychology.
The website, tradingpsychology.com.au, offers weekly coaching circles, advice on how to master one’s emotions and control trading discipline, and how to master areas that may lead to great progress.
Stanley Druckenmiller is a hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and reputable forex trader with many years of experience. Forbes has named him one of the richest people in America and has achieved many accomplishments in his career.
After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1975, he became a stock analyst and from there, the head of the equity research group at Pittsburgh National Bank. Druckenmiller also founded Duquesne Capital Management.
Duquesne Capital Management is a consultant firm for hedge fund managers, which specializes in operational dynamics, investor demands, data control, and many more.
Druckenmiller shares his views and insights on Twitter regarding binary forex trading options, investment schemes, and market analysis.
Blake Morrow has nearly 20 years of trading experience, is co-founder @forexanalytix, and is the Chief Currency Strategist for Wizetrade, a software development company. The company is known for offering its software services for trading forex, stocks, and commodities.
Morrow is also an analyst on Wizetrade TV and Traders Television. Morrow’s webinar, The Morning Edge, reaches thousands of people interested in forex trading and Intermarket relationships. He is a seasoned trader and specializes in forex and equities.
Morrow’s Tweets and Retweets reaches nearly 60 thousand followers and contains information on charts, forex webinars, market news, and analysis, as well as daily trends.
Liz Ann Sonders
Liz Ann Sonders is a chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and specializes in investment strategies such as United States market and economic analysis, as well as asset allocation recommendations for individual, corporate, and institutional investors.
She is an educated speaker and gives regular financial advice featured in CNBC, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox Business News, and others. Sonders share this useful financial advice on Twitter with nearly 150 thousand followers.
Sonders has been named on SmartMoney’s list of the most influential people on Wall Street – Power 30. She is also named 50 Top Women in Wealth by Wealth Manager/AdvisorOne and one of Barron’s Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Women in Finance.
Other recognitions include one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker/US Banker as well as Investment Advisor’s 25 most important people in and around the financial advisory profession.
Ref Wayne is one of Africa’s youngest billionaires and made his first fortune by trading forex when he was just 19 years old.
He is the author of The Art of Trading, a book explaining technical forex trading strategies, and founder of the Ref Wayne Foundation, which helps children in need. Wayne is also an AMG robot developer.
Ref Wayne is the founder of Africa’s first digital currency, Pipcoin, and the founder of the African Forex Institute. This award-winning forex trader Tweets about trading strategies, market lessons, and seminars.
Alexander Elder is a financial trader, educator, psychiatrist, founder of SpikeTrade.com, as well as author of several popular trading books.
His book published in 1993, Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management, is an international bestseller and still considered a classic among traders. It has been translated into several languages and used in trading education.
Come into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading was named Book of the Year in 2002 by Barron.
Other popular reads by Alexander Elder is The New Sell & Sell Short: How to Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit from Price Declines, as well as Entries & Exits: Visits to Sixteen Trading Rooms.
Alexander Elder Tweets regularly about several interesting topics such as what countries have growth opportunities, charts, technical tools, and analysis.
Larry Hite is a reputable hedge fund manager and author of the book, The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and Life – and How You Can Too, which was a bestseller on LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and Porchlight Books.
Hite became a stockbroker in the 1960s. In the early 1980s, he founded Mint Investments, which later became one of the world’s largest commodity trading advisor companies.
Hite’s trading and risk managing philosophy became favored and in 1990 had an entire chapter dedicated to it in the book Market Wizards, by Jack Schwager. Mint quickly expanded and later Hite added systematic trading of equity markets to the portfolio.
Hite Capital Management was founded in 2000. Hite’s Tweets include interesting reads about trading, market insights, and inspirational quotes.
Shaun Benjamin is an entrepreneur and self-made millionaire thanks to forex trading.
Benjamin was accepted to study engineering after he matriculated in 2012 but started trading forex after he couldn’t afford to go study. He soon mastered the trading arts and made his first million.
Shortly after, he founded the Benjamin Forex Academy, a non-profit training center that focuses on reversing unemployment and gaining financial freedom for others.
Benjamin is also the director of Benjamin Investment Group (Pty) Ltd, which offers investment tools and mortgages. Benjamin Tweets about mentorships, trading signals, general trading information and aims to inspire others.
Lydia Idem is well-known in the financial community and has more than 14 years of experience in currency trading and 24 years of experience in equity investments.
Idem specifically trades GBP currency pairs and her approach has gained her recognition from FORBES Magazine and CNNMoney, as well as Forex Analytix’s F.A.C.E., Yahoo! Finance, Benzinga’s #PreMarket Prep Show, and TD Ameritrade Network.
Idem is co-author of the book The StockTwits Edge and Trading: The Best of The Best and founder of FM Capital Group in 2014.
FM Capital Group specializes in asset management for investors. Idem was named one of the top women in finance to follow and her popular Twitter account includes Tweets about price charts, courses, and inflation.
Kiana Danial is a popular speaker, executive coach, investor, trader, wealth management expert, and author of Invest Diva’s Guide to Making Money in Forex.
Danial studied Electrical Engineering and obtained two degrees in Electrical Engineering and researched Quantum Physics.
Danial has received several admiral awards, including the Pro Bono Humanitarian Award by the IA Bar Association in 2013, Best Financial Education Provider at Shanghai Forex Expo in 2014, and New York Business Women of Influence Honorée in 2015.
She has been featured in several reputable publications such as CNN, The Street, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. Danial is also a weekly guest on Tokyo’s #1 Investment TV Show.
Raghee Horner is the managing director of Futures Trading and a recognized face in forex trading. She focuses on spot currencies, equities, futures, and options. Her indicators and strategies help traders are popular as it ensures objective trades and sound judgment.
She started trading at an early age and her comprehensive knowledge helps and inspires many traders to become successful. With more than 30 years of exposure to forex markets, she knows how to utilize markets and turn them into a successful trading experience.
Horner’s Tweets include inspirational quotes, interesting books to read, and financial advice to her nearly 20 thousand followers.
Ashraf Laidi is a known strategist and trader in the forex community and has more than 64 thousand followers on Twitter with whom he shares useful trading tips and insights regarding the forex market.
His book, Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis, is a favorite among many traders and helps traders understand the forex market to profit from market movements. It was ranked #1 in Amazon’s Foreign Exchange and Finance sub-categories.
Laidi regularly talks about currency markets, risk management, equities and commodities, and overall forex topic.
How do I open a Twitter account?
Opening a Twitter account can be done in a few simple steps.
Sign up on Twitter’s website and fill in the acquired information such as your name, email or phone number, and password. Remember, your name in this case it’s your nickname you want to use.
After filling in all necessary information, Twitter will send you a verification code. Simply create your password, write a bio, add a profile picture and start Tweeting.
What is the basic Twitter terminology?
Here is a brief guideline of Twitter slang to help you understand Twitter better:
- Tweet: To write a Tweet or sentence.
- Retweet: To share a Tweet posted by another person.
- Twitter Followers: Users who follow your Twitter account so they can see your tweets in their timeline.
- Hashtag: A word or string of words with no spaces preceded by the pound symbol (#) that it’s used to identify specific topics.
Are forex traders on Twitter legit?
Unfortunately, there are several fake forex traders on Twitter. Be careful for traders that casually charge you for their services over social media apps or WhatsApp, chances are they will disappear with your money without providing the promised services.
Make sure that you follow @avoidforexscams or something similar to avoid fraud and scams.