Much like many other fields – from politics and business to entertainment and sports – financial markets are also controlled by social media platforms.
And this strange thing, known as hashtags (#), can be a game-changer in your trading career. Why? Because nowadays, everything goes through social media platforms, and being involved in social media gives you lots of opportunities and the ability to get the latest updates and information about the markets.
So, with that in mind, let’s explore the most trendy and important hashtags to use in trading on the leading social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. We will also list key social media accounts for you to follow to get the most updated information and market analysis.
Social Media Hashtags – What are They and How to Use Them?
A hashtag, written with a label of #, is used on social media platforms to help users find keywords, posts, and content information.
Content distributors, for that matter, add relevant hashtags to their posts to get traffic, while users use hashtags to easily find what they are looking for. In the trading arena, traders often use hashtags to search for valuable market news, technical and fundamental analysis, trading tips, and market commentary.
So, for example, a trader that wants to find information about Apple stock will type in #AAPL in the search bar.
What’s more, remember that all letters or numbers must be typed together without spaces in a hashtag. So, for example, if you want to find news about a stock market crash, you need to type in the hashtag #stockmarketcrash.
Another example is that to find news and market analysis about the price of gold; you need to type in #goldprice.
But overall, using hashtags on any social media platform is straightforward. You simply need to add a hashtag before the asset or market you want to analyze, and you’ll get the latest results on the chosen social media platform.
This also includes Instagram, which has slowly but surely become a leading news source for traders and investors. Much like Twitter, when you search for Instagram hashtags on your Instagram account, you need to use the same technique as any other social media platform – that is # followed by hashtags-related topics.
Why Do Traders Need To Use Social Media Platforms?
For one simple reason. News is constantly updated in today’s markets, and you want to have the first source. And that’s where social media platforms come in. Often, the news is being published on Twitter hours before it’s published on well-known leading financial news websites.
Last year, for instance, Dogecoin prices spiked sharply after Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said the company will accept the bizarre crypto coin. as a payment. Obviously, this is just one example. Stocks, commodities, FX currency pairs, and crypto coins fluctuate during the day due to Tweets and posts on media platforms.
Consequently, many traders are using social media platforms (particularly Twitter) to get insight into the markets. In fact, it is estimated that around 75% of investors are using social media platforms. Further, according to a study published by Greenwich, 80% of institutional investors are also using these networks to analyze the markets and make investment decisions.
Long story short, you cannot stay behind solely by using major news sites. In addition, you need to use your social media accounts (or create new accounts) as a trading tool and your primary news source.
The good thing is that once you create social media accounts, using the different platforms works the same – meaning you can use the same specific hashtags for Twitter and these can be the also most popular Instagram hashtags.
Best Hashtags for Traders and Investors
Below, we mention the most relevant and popular hashtags for traders and investors categorized by the type of investments and markets. Take note that hashtags work pretty much the same on all social networks, so you can use the right hashtags below on all of your social media accounts.
Trading and Investing – General Hashtags
Forex Trading Hashtags
- #eurusd/#gbpusd/#usdjpy, etc
Stock Market Popular Hashtags
Cryptocurrency Market Trending Hashtags
- #btc/#eth/#xrp/#doge, etc
Day Traders, Analysts, and Entrepreneurs to Follow on Social Media Platforms
Another effective strategy to use hashtags on social media platforms is to search for financial gurus, investors, analysts, politicians, and influential people.
Following these people can help you get an edge on other market participants and find trading opportunities, and Twitter is the best platform to do so.
Moreover, as we already know from the cases of Donald Trump and Elon Musk, tweets could be a key driver in financial assets’ price movements.
To help you create an active Twitter account, we have compiled a list of some of the most important and valuable social media accounts you need to follow in 2022 and beyond.
Stocks, Commodities, Options, and Investment
Trading and investing Twitter and Instagram accounts to follow:
|Account||Twitter Followers||Instagram Followers||Best For|
|Steve Burns (@SJosephBurns)||454.2K||263K||Stock market data, news, education, tips|
|Elon Musk (@elonmusk)||92.1M||3M||Anything you need|
|Peter Brandt ( @PeterLBrandt)||640K||–||Futures, commodities, indices, stocks, cryptos, market analysis and opinions|
|Scott Redler(@RedDogT3)||176.6K||–||Chart analysis, stocks technical analysis, tips and ideas|
|Jim Cramer (@jimcramer)||1.8M||78.5K||General news, opinions, analysis|
|Timothy Sykes(@timothysykes)||310.8K||1.5M||Trading tips, education|
|Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart)||311.9K||4K||Market news, fundamental analysis, opinion and market coverage|
|Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner)||237.2K||9K||Trading tips, fundamental analysis, macroeconomic data|
|Mohamed A. El-Erian (@elerianm)||489.8K||–||Market news, data, opinions|
|Helene Meisler (@hmeisler)||157.6K||–||Trading pics, stocks investment suggestions, macro news and data|
Forex Twitter and Instagram accounts to follow:
|Account||Twitter Followers||Instagram Followers||Best For|
|Walter Vannelli (@waltervannelli)||27.6K||–||FX news and trading tips, analysis, charts|
|Arnaud Jeulin (@forex)||76.1K||–||Forex trading tips, daily market sentiment, news|
|Ashraf Laidi (@alaidi)||69K||–||Forex trading tips, macroeconomic news, fundamental analysis,|
|Marc Walton Forex & Crypto (@marcwalton)||62.1K||33.9K||Forex and crypto news and market analysis|
|Dale Pinkert (@ForexStopHunter)||32.8K||–||Commodity futures and forex analysis, daily market news|
|Yohay Elam (@forexcrunch)||69.9K||–||Forex news and updates, technical analysis, trading tips|
Cryptocurrencies Twitter and Instagram account to follow:
|Twitter Followers||Instagram Followers||Best For|
|Elon Musk (@elonmusk)||92.1M||3M||Everything… and particularly Bitcoin and Dogecoin|
|Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin)||3.8M||1.3M||Crypto market news, alt coins, Ethereum, Defi, NFTs|
|Bluntz (@SmartContracter)||208K||–||Crypto trading tips|
|Loma (@LomahCrypto)||263.6K||–||News, analysis, trading tips|
|Mayne (@Tradermayne)||296.2K||–||Crypto market news and updates, trading tips|
|KALEO (@CryptoKaleo)||492K||344K||Bitcoin and alt coins news, analysis, tips, and education|
|Altcoin Psycho (@AltcoinPsycho)||436.1K||10K||Altcoins updates|
|Charlie Lee (@satoshilite)||1M||29.3K||Litecoin updates, crypto news|
|Pomp (@APompliano)||1.6M||–||Crypto entrepreneur, news, updates|
|Roger Ver (@rogerkver)||745.6K||31.6K||News and updates|
|Frxresearch (@frxresearch)||24.6K||–||Crypto analysis and research|
|The Wolf Of All Streets (@scottmelker)||833K||17.8K||Crypto trading tips|
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Best Trading Groups and Communities to Follow
Finally, there are many social media groups and communities you can join to find tips, market analysis, news, and trading ideas. These groups are especially common on Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, and Reddit.
Stocks, Commodities, Options, and Investments
Here are the top trading and investing groups and communities on social media platforms.
|Channel Name||Best For|
|StockWitz (@Stocktwits)||Stock market updates, news, education|
|Breakout Stocks (@BreakoutStocks)||Scalping and day traders|
|Marketpulse.com (@marketpulsecom)||Top-notch market analysis of global indices, stocks, and commodities.|
|Stock Market News (@StockMKTNewz)||Stock traders and investors – Reporting on stock news, earning reports and more|
|CNBC (@CNBC)||All investors looking for financial and economic news|
|MarketWatch (@MarketWatch)||News, personal finance & commentary|
|Macro Charts (@MacroCharts)||Technical analysis charts, macroeconomic data, market commentary|
|Stocks to Buy (@stockstobuy)||Opinion, analysis, stock market news, stock trading tips|
|Zerohedge (@zerohedge)||Right libertarian financial blog and market commentary|
|r/DayTrading (Reddit)||Day traders and scalpers|
|r/WallStreetBets (Reddit)||Long term investors, and speculators|
|Channel Name||Best For|
|50 (@50Pips)||Forex technical analysis|
|Forex Life (@forexlifecom)||Forex trade alerts and education|
|Best Forex Signals (@ToniSignals)||Forex trading signals|
|Forex News (@TopForexNewsCom)||Forex news and updates|
|Financial Source (@FinSourceco)||Forex news and updates|
|ForexLive (@ForexLive)||Live updates|
|Forex Trader News (@newsforextrader)||Forex news|
|Signal Factory (@SignalFactory)||Forex trading signals|
|Channel Name||Best For|
|Documenting Bitcoin (@DocumentingBTC)||Bitcoin news and data|
|MMCrypto (@MMCrypto)||Bitcoin and Defi applications news|
|Bitcoin Archive (@BTC_Archive)||News, insights and commentary|
|Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine)||Bitcoin updates and news|
|CoinDesk (@CoinDesk)||Crypto market news|
|Bitcoin and altcoins news (@PatriceinMilano)||Bitcoin and altcoins news|
|IncomeSharks (@IncomeSharks)||Crypto trade alerts|
Over to You
In trading, timing is everything. Literally, everything. And even though financial news websites can help traders get important updates and information, social media platforms have become the most up-to-date news source out there. A tweet or a post can change the price direction of an asset, especially if it’s a tweet from Elon Musk.
As we mentioned in this post, in order to effectively use these platforms, you need to follow traders, analysts, and influencers and know which hashtags are the most essential for you to get the necessary information.
And in this case, the more accounts and groups you follow, the more information you can get from your social media accounts.
So, if you plan to rely on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok as a news source, we suggest that you add all or some of the above recommendations based on the market or asset you plan to focus on (but no matter what, add Elon Musk). And, don’t forget to add HowToTrade to your social media accounts as well!
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