Few financial advisers have used social media (do not insert period yet) as successfully as Josh Brown, also known by many as The Reformed Broker.
And not only has he managed to use social media to effectively and consistently communicate with the masses, Brown has leveraged his social perch to land regular spots on CNBC and in the Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets. (And somehow he managed to find the time to write a book, "Backstage Wall Street", which just dropped last week.
At the same time, Brown has also used his social presence to communicate with existing clients - and also attract new clients to his firm. That's why we asked Brown - who works his way through the crowded cross-streets of financial-related social media better than anyone I know - to give us his list of twenty 'must-follow' Twitter feeds for any adviser who is looking to get a handle, so to speak, on a simple and effective way to start using social media. Here's Brown's Twitter 20 for financial advisers:
@behaviorgap – Creator of the Behavior Gap website, author, financial advisor, thought leader
@maxabelson – Snark Central, covers the titans of Wall Street for Bloomberg
@iSharesETFs – research and insights from the top purveyor and manager of ETFs
@reformedbroker – People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2006
@StockTwits – over 100,000 registered users, tweeting the best trading ideas and action on the web
@charlesrotblut – represents the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII)
@MarketBeat – live coverage at WSJ of all the moving and shaking throughout the day
@abnormalreturns – Tadas Viskanta is the Librarian in Chief of the financial web, daily must-read linkfests
@moorehn – Marketplace Radio bureau chief and the best financial news tweeter extant
@PIMCO – ‘nuff said
@therudingroup – April Rudin is a financial services and social media consultant to the stars
@JBSteins – Covers financial hiring and firing and employment trends for Dow Jones FINS
@kevinroose – NYT DealBook scribe, a beautiful man
@advisorshares – at the forefront of the RIA-to-ETP-product revolution
@danprimack – covering the private equity and venture beat for Fortune mag and the blog Term Sheet
@thestalwart - Market/econ journalist with the fastest and most intense read on the news out there
@Fgoria – Italian economics and financial journalist, has the inside track on everything European Crisis-related
@FTAlphaville – the most sophisticated mainstream media market blog ever built
@cnbcmelloy – the producer of CNBC's Fast Money, John takes ideas from Twitter and creates television 5 days a week
And of course, @newsfromIN – real-time headlines from advisers' leading news and information provider
Any other feeds that you think should be on this list? Use the comment box below and we'll continue to update.