Day trading Twitter can be an awful place, full of liars and fakers and con men, people who are looking to lure in the naive and the greedy to their “services,” or show off their gains (without disclosing the risks taken) and carefully-cropped “top ticks” to make you feel bad.
But there are a few good people on there, and I thought I’d highlight ten of them. These guys are all experienced, knowledgeable, open, and generous … and all are must-follows in my opinion. Don’t be offended if I didn’t include you; I had to keep it to ten for clickbait reasons.
@Canny4 … Early 50s? (Generation-X) … full-time independent trader, recently began trading stock index futures, I believe. CANSLIM swing trader in the past. Tweets mainly about market philosophy and psychology, but not in an annoying way since you can tell he has been in the trenches and around the block … his interview with Anthony Crudele.
@CiocanaTrader … Late 20s? (Millennial) … full-time prop trader, does serious volume, hotkey master no doubt … makes priceless end-of-day “trader takeaways” from time to time on YouTube, which should be watched closely … drives girly white BMW (nobody’s perfect) … his Chat with Traders interview, and Notes for Chat with Traders, Episode 171.
@davemabe … Late 40s? (Gen-X) … CIO of Trade-Ideas … has the technical skills to have automated all his strategies so he doesn’t have to sit there pointing and clicking all day like the rest of us monkeys … rides his bike everywhere which means he’s a better person than you. His posts on Medium.
@madaznfootballr — Late 20s (Millennial) … full-time independent trader … a controversial pick maybe, but I think of madaz as a video gamer who happens to trade stocks and uses his P&L as the game score … typically grosses around $0.02 a share, which would appear crazy, but somehow he makes it work. Posts every day what he is watching at the open (always the right stuff) and his P&L at the close. He may be a maniac, but he has found a method that works for him. His Chat with Traders Interview, and Notes for Chat with Traders, Episode 124.
@maoxian … Late 40s (Gen-X) … full-time independent trader …how could I not include this guy? Faithfully posts all of his winning trades and none of the losers … whined for years about “not getting a borrow” before finally sending some money to a bookie so he can short hard-to-borrows … been around the world and the block and has traded beside some biggies who will forever go unnamed … now mainly writes concise movie reviews on his ancient blog which I refuse to link to.
@Michael_Katz11 … Late 30s? (Gen-Y) … full-time prop trader, another real pro, not a guy sitting in his basement on dial-up … I assume he does crazy size, but he’s honest about his mistakes and works on staying humble… makes priceless end-of-day “trader takeaways” from time to time on YouTube, which should be watched closely … his Chat with Traders interview, and Notes for Chat with Traders, Episode 156.
@Shaq48_Trading … Early 50s (Gen-X) … full-time independent trader, former prop trader … trades the ES exclusively … pithy market insights combined with constant disgust towards “FinTwit” … lots of priceless wisdom in his Medium posts … his Chat with Traders interview, and Notes for Chat with Traders, Episode 70. His interview with Anthony Crudele.
@SmashTheBid … Late 40s (Gen-X) … full-time independent trader … when I first met him he traded in-play stocks, but he has since switched to trading options on mainly Big Cap tech names (NFLX, NVDA, etc.) and the SPY … open about his “journey” (I hate that word), unpretentious, and always patient and generous with advice when asked dumb questions by strangers, this one anyway.
@team3dstocks … Late 40s maybe? I assume he’s Gen-X … I think he used to specialize in microcap hard-to-borrows, but like Smash above, has transitioned to day trading options on Big Cap names … lots of market wisdom in his every tweet, some of which contain mild profanity … his entire tweet stream has been collected and treasured by many … quick to reply to DMs … another generous old? guy who has been in the trenches.
@TSXtrad3r … Early 30s (Gen-Y) … full-time independent trader, formerly a prop trader … Canadian, so you know he’s honest … expert execution skills and fond of countertrend scalping as well as catching bigger turns. Generous with his knowledge, especially if you were a member of his room at one time or another.