What is StockTwits?
It's a social media platform for investors. You can sign up for it to read in real time what finance professionals and amateur traders are doing in response to market conditions. You'll find feeds from the most well-respected investing firms and media outlets.
Where have you heard about StockTwits?
You know Twitter? Well, StockTwits is the investor version, only it uses 'cashtags' instead of hashtags. More than 300,000 investors, market experts and public companies are already sharing information and ideas about the market, and getting up-to-date information on the stocks they follow.
What you need to know about StockTwits.
Like Twitter, you can post messages of up to 140 characters on anything from basic investing tips to links to reports and analysis on specific companies. You can follow your favourite people and companies, create watchlists and get alerts on the firms you follow. You can also link your account to your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.
Some professional traders also post charts and videos offering free technical analysis, which you might find useful.