The Best Stock Market Microblogging

On July 31st of this year announced that Twitter quietly added the “cash tag” functionality so that any stock or company tweets could be searched on the platform. The “cash tag” is basically using the $ symbol in front of a stock ticker so it turns searchable, for example Facebook is $FB instead of #FB.

But StockTwits had been doing that for a long time and many were looking to see if the micro-blogging giant would affect this smaller specialized community.

It hasn’t, today is the primary platform for intraday market tweeting. Professionals and day-traders use to meassure the “color” of the market, share rumors, and anticipate market moves.

Self description: “StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community.

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Author: Donald McIntyre

Editor of Naation: Communicating to the world the advantages of financial technology, Bitcoin, Ethereum, sidechains, and blockchain in general. Founder of Etherplan: The global wealth management network. Co-founder and advisor of Global Financial Access: Helping people everywhere access assets issued anywhere in the world. Previously, was founder of McIntyre S.A., Dineronet, and Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and Vice President at UBS Securities.