Ah, finance Twitter accounts. Love the platform or hate it, Twitter earned its nickname as the "public square of the internet" for a reason.
While there may be controversy around whether or not most Twitter accounts are effective for business, there's no debate that the social media platform contains one of the best finance communities around.
If you're new to Twitter and part of the corporate finance world, here’s your start. These are 22 of the best finance Twitter accounts to follow in 2023:
1. OnlyCFO (@OnlyCFO)
A nameless, yet certainly not faceless, account. OnlyCFO is a no-brainer for current and aspiring CFOs to follow, as it shares more than just economic info: personnel info, sales planning, conferences, and reposts from other members of the B2B SaaS finance community.
Don’t just take my word for it though, go follow OnlyCFO and see for yourself.
2. Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman)
Paul Krugman is a renowned economist and author, known for his insightful analysis of economic issues. With over 4 million followers on Twitter, it's no surprise that he has become one of the go-to voices in finance.
Krugman also shares opinions on political issues that intersect with finance (and isn't afraid to speak controversial opinions). This adds another layer of depth to his Twitter feed, as he provides commentary on how political decisions can impact the economy.
3. Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz)
Barry Ritholtz is a renowned financial commentator, author, and investor. His Twitter account is a treasure trove of insightful analysis and thought-provoking commentary on all things finance.
Another reason why @ritholtz should be on every finance executive's radar is his commitment to unbiased analysis. He doesn't shy away from challenging popular narratives or questioning prevailing wisdom. This critical thinking approach allows him to offer unique perspectives that others may overlook.
4. Erik Fossing (@ErikFossing)
Economist, writer, thinker. Erik Fossing Nielsen has held top positions at UC, Goldman Sachs, World Bank, IMF, and more.
With steep experience analyzing and setting financial policy in the EU, Fossing offers unique exposure and opinions on global financial conditions.
While certainly more of an academic voice, @erikfossing is well worth a follow, to glean insights from his work.
5. Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel)
Roubini is an economist and professor who gained fame for his predictions about the 2008 financial crisis. His expertise in global macroeconomics makes him a valuable resource for finance executives seeking insights into economic trends and market developments.
In addition to sharing insightful articles and research papers, Nouriel often takes part in interviews or participates in panel discussions where he dives deeper into various economic subjects. These additional platforms allow him to elaborate on complex concepts or debunk misconceptions surrounding certain issues.
6. Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon)
With his background in financial journalism, extensive industry experience, and knack for interspersing a funny tweet or two, Salmon is a top source of analysis and commentary on all things related to the industry.
From global economic trends to company earnings reports, Felix Salmon offers unique perspectives that challenge conventional wisdom.
7. Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart)
With a name like "The Stalwart," you might expect this account to provide strong and unwavering insights into the financial world - the good thing is, you wouldn’t be too far off.
Scatter in some satirical anti-Pickleball content and personal opinions and you’ll have yourself a good picture of Weisenthal’s tweets.
Following this account is a surefire way to stay up to date on US politics, receive unfettered opinions on the latest economic developments, and enjoy a chuckle or two.
8. Jared Dillian (@dailydirtnap)
Don’t expect sugar-coating from Dillian.
To the point, opinionated, and unafraid to be contrarian, Jared Dillian’s tweets are a mixture of personal opinion and financial insight - much of which can come off a bit like an old grump.
With that said, his pessimistic outlook makes him a good financial analyst and, by following him on Twitter, you can ensure you’re not getting caught up in trends and hype that don’t have realistic foundations.
9. Matt Levine (@matt_levine)
Largely used as a distribution channel for his newsletter, Money Matters, financial analyst and writer Matt Levine is worth following for another opinion on what’s going on in the world of finance.
If you’re already subscribed to his newspaper, I wouldn’t recommend the follow (as there isn’t much new going on here); however, I personally prefer the option of scrolling and choosing what to read, rather than receiving another personal finance newsletter in my inbox.
10. Ray Dalio (@RayDalio)
The man, the myth, the strategist extraordinaire. This is a no-brainer for anyone involved in the world of money; however, if you need an explanation, here it is: Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world. His fund manages over $19B and has been alive since 1975.
His Twitter account primarily operates as a place to get reminders of what you should be considering, read his principles, and receive a temporary break from the fast-paced needs of the financial world.
It’s like therapy for money people.
11. John W. Rich (@Cokedupoptions)
I had to include this account - I just had to.
While most of the names on this list are serious or semi-serious professionals, the parody account John W. Rich is the complete opposite. This account offers a satirical respite from the often dry world of finance, while still delivering up-to-date information and opinions along the way.
Funny as it is, meme accounts are a whole new way to receive the news, as they need to be on top of everything that changes, as it changes, to make some funny content about it.
12. Matt Turck (@mattturck)
Despite having a terribly hard-to-read handle, Turck is an extremely valuable voice to follow. Venture capitalist, blog writer, and conference organizer, Turck stays on top of all the trends in finance (because it’s literally his job to do so).
Lately, Turck is all about AI, dropping stats, retweeting newsletters, and providing game plans for operators - in short, his account is something you really can’t miss.
Example 1 - Turck stat: “Wild to think that Snowflake, at $2.5B ARR, counts only 30% of the Global 2000 as customers. Turns out the data analytics market is very, very large.”
13. George K. Mathew (@gkm1)
Unless you have an inhuman ability to pick the best companies in the world, the best investors are those that have been operators.
Mathew’s history on both sides of the funding fence firmly earns him his place on the “must-follow” list, as reading his tweets is insight directly into how those that can fund your company are thinking.
Read, make notes, and then go raise that cash.
14. Cullen Roche (@cullenroche)
Roche is a founder, finance executive, and the creator of the popular blog "Pragmatic Capitalism." He knows how money works and loves sharing that knowledge with his Twitter audience.
On top of his ability to speak like a normal human, he shares statistics, theories, and economic updates that’ll help inform your decisions as a leader in your organization.
Personally, I really appreciate Roche’s reasonable considerations for the economy; he doesn’t fear-monger, nor tout the extremes. Just shares some good old-fashioned financial wisdom.
15. Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers)
Data, reasoning, rationality. These are the pillars of Wolfers’ tweets and opinions. His expertise and understanding of national market conditions are comprehensive and it doesn’t hurt that he shares the data with a bit of sunny optimism.
Plus, with hair that distinct, you always know who you’re getting when you see a Wolfers tweet pop up.
16. Jason Zweig (@jasonzweigwsj)
Wall Street Journal writer, editor of a number of personal finance books, and dedicated sharer of quality memes about retail investors.
Though Zweig’s Twitter account isn’t necessarily the most relevant for corporate finance professionals, I’m willing to bet that most of the people reading this list are active personal investors and would find some value (and humor) in following this account.
17. Ian Shepherdson (@IanShepherdson)
Ian Shepherdson is a renowned economist and the chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. With his expertise in analyzing economic data and trends, he’s another source for the most up-to-date economic information.
Though you could certainly get the same info from the news (or other accounts on this list) Shepherdson’s commitment to economic coverage is dedicated and comprehensive - you’d be making a great call for your own knowledge by giving him a follow.
18. Aswath Damodaran (@AswathDamodaran)
Damodaran is a finance professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, and his Twitter account is a treasure trove of knowledge. He’s established himself as a prominent voice in finance, though, again, a lot of his information is more relevant for the individual investor.
Damodaran's tweets cover a wide range of topics, from valuation techniques to investment strategies. He shares articles and research papers that delve into the nuances of finance and often accompanies his tweets with data.
19. Michael Kitces (@michaelkitces)
Another nerd, just like you & me. A financial advisor by trade, Kitces provides a wealth of information for the professional that wants to improve their objective analysis skills.
Whether you’re balancing your personal or organizational portfolio, the ideas, methodologies, and information from Kitces will help you make stronger, smarter decisions about money. On top of strategic info, Kitces also shares industry stats that help inform financing plans and schedules.
Put simply: follow Kitces if you want to be better with your money.
20. Genevieve Roch-Decter (@GRDecter)
An up-and-comer in the financial influencer space, I’ve known Gen since she was running an investor relations firm. She really knows her stuff and provides fantastic, timely information on financial trends. Be warned though, if Wolfers is anti-hype, consider Decter the antithesis of him.
Most coverage is focused on AI and tech throughout 2023 but opinions certainly aren’t restricted to these areas.
21. Jesse Felder (@jessefelder)
With his insightful analysis and thought-provoking tweets, Jesse Felder has established himself as a trusted voice in the world of finance. As the founder of The Felder Report, an investment research service, he brings his extensive experience and expertise to the table.
One of the things that sets Jesse Felder apart is his ability to simplify complex financial concepts and make them accessible to a wide audience. Whether he's discussing market trends or sharing valuable investment strategies, his tweets are always informative and easy to understand.
22. Dave Kellogg (@Kellblog)
Last but certainly not least on my list of top finance Twitter accounts is Dave Kellogg. In fact, I’ve put Kellogg here as a bit of a reward for those that have made it this far in the article. As one of my favorite accounts in corporate finance, Kellogg is an astute economic thinker and shares a wide array of information about the corporate world.
Featuring tweets about strategic planning, building successful teams, and growing SaaS companies, this is an account that CFOs can’t miss.
These 22 accounts are just the start of the Twitter journey; however, with the aforementioned accounts on your follow list, you’re sure to find a number more that you find value in.
Any that you think other CFOs need to follow? Drop them in the comments down below and they may be featured in one of our upcoming newsletters.