Five must-follow tweeters for trading success

1 @ZEROHEDGE
From the mysterious writers who author the Zero Hedge blog, this twitter feed is streets ahead of the competition. It brings news scoops and links to insightful articles that often challenge the consensus. The website has been credited with bringing the controversial practice of flash trading to the public attention in 2009.

2 @DAVIDJONES_IG
David Jones is the chief market strategist of IG Index. He engages with his followers without overwhelming them with information. He’s great at giving tips, advice and pointing out key support and resistance levels. He’s an enthusiast for technical analysis. Watch closely and he’ll produce an interesting graph or two.

3 @MICHAELHEWSON
Michael Hewson is a senior market analyst at CMC Markets. He provides solid market commentary on most sectors and is a bit of a whiz on all things Eurozone. He’ll re-tweet the likes of Matina Stevis (@MatinaStevis) on Greece and Fabrixio Goria (@FGoria) on Italy to keep you seriously up-to-date.

4 @JOSH_CITYINDEX
Arsenal tweets aside, City Index’s chief market strategist Joshua Raymond is the chatty sort of tweeter that engages with his followers. He invites questions and discusses the markets. He’s worth following because he’s been in the spread betting and contracts for difference industry his entire working life – he really knows his stuff.

5 @ACCENDO_MIKE
Accendo Markets’ head of research Mike van Dulken tweets macro news and his market observations. He’s worth watching because he’s been an analyst at Société Générale and Jefferies International. He’s also pretty speedy with his data releases and always provides the estimate to help you make your trade.