Twitter is more than just a virtual space for the latest Hollywood Twitter wars, personal rants, and daily 140-word reports on what everyone is eating for breakfast.
For those who understand the great possibilities that it offers, it’s recognized as one of the most convenient tools for quickly sharing information and for keeping up with the latest news and trends in industries where new knowledge is highly-valued – like financial tips, news, and how-tos.
For small business owners, following top social media influencers on finance is one of the easiest ways to get updated with the financial industry. According to their Klout scores, we list down 9 must-follow influential tweeting individuals on finance:
- Nouriel Roubini
www.twitter.com/NourielRoubini is an economist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He anticipated the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the worldwide recession in 2008. He is the Chairman of an economic consultancy firm, Roubini Global Economics.
- Christine Lagarde
www.twitter.com/LagardeLagarde is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She’s the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head the IMF.
- David K. Waltz
www.twitter.com/davidkwaltzWaltz is a Fortune 500 Financial Officer who is the author of the Treasury Cafe, a blog which empowers people in the strategy and finance sectors with tools, information, and insights.
- Ben Chu
www.twitter.com/BenChu_Chu is the Economics Editor of The Independent who heads the publication’s blog. He provides personal views on the economy in both national and international perspectives.
- Karl Deeter
www.twitter.com/karldeeterDeeter is a financial adviser/analyst at Irish Mortgage Brokers & Advisors. He also blogs about finance at http://www.mortgagebrokers.ie/blog/.
- Colin Williams
www.twitter.com/ColinTWilliamsWilliams founded Humble Financial Services Marketing in 2011, which provides specialist strategic advice to help businesses grow. He tweets about strategic finance and marketing tips and tactics for the social world.
- The Numbers Guy
www.twitter.com/WSJnumbersguyCarl Bialik is a journalist for Wall Street Journal. He is the creator and writer of the weekly Numbers Guy column at the paper’s website. He writes about the use, and particularly, the misuse of numbers and statistics in the news and advocacy.
- Chris Smith
www.twitter.com/AwesomeFinanceSmith is the author of Securing Your Financial Future and the creator of the Awesome Financial Future web series. He gives hints and tips about investing in long-term funds to necessary everyday spending, and how to get the most out of your cash. He’s the “man on a mission – to raise the personal finance IQ of young adults everywhere.”
- Irene Aldridge
www.twitter.com/IreneAldridgeAldridge is the author of High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems. She is an investment consultant, portfolio manager, a recognized expert on the subjects of quantitative investing and high-frequency trading (HFT), and a seasoned educator.
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