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Stocktwits

Real-Time Financial Idea Network

Founded: Jan 2008

Coronado, United States

StockTwits is a social, stock micro-blogging service. StockTwits is an open, community-powered idea and information service for investments. Users can eavesdrop on traders and investors, or contribute to the conversation and build their reputation as savvy market wizards. The service takes financial related data and structures it by stock, user, reputation, etc.

Log into the site with your Twitter details or download the StockTwits Desktop and you will be joining a community where market participants share their very best ideas in a continuous real time and open conversation.

You can add a set of specific stocks, save them to your own portfolio and limit the conversation around it or focus only on your favorite and trusted sources. Watch the whole stream or create your own filters. You can follow the best on the site, the best only in your areas of interest and in turn share your best actionable ideas. No other financial site on the web does this in real-time.

The beauty is the simplicity. Messages are short and allow a person to read several interesting bits of stock information from various sources at a glance. The lightweight approach highlights the power of delivering vertical value to a horizontal community, where both constituencies share a common passion: the desire to consume and share real-time information.

Discovery is a key focus of the site. It’s important for people to find other traders and investors that help them improve. Using StockTwits it becomes simple to get the full history of “tweets” by any contributor so you have incredible transparency.

In essence, StockTwits helps people interested in markets socialize ideas. Whether you are a short term trader, swing trader or investor, whether you prefer stocks, Forex, options or futures, whether you want to eavesdrop or participate, you will find a wealth of information streaming at your fingertips.