A Big List of Alternative Investment Folks on Twitter

Looks like this is sort of a thing now… saying here’s a list of 10, 50, 106 “must follows” on twitter, just as we’ve seen with Business Insider’s “106 Finance People You Have to Follow on Twitter”, BrightScope’s “25 Most Socially Influential Advisors”, and so forth.

twitter-logo (1)But there doesn’t seem to be a list we could find of alternative investment folks, and specifically those focused on commodities, managed futures, and global macro strategies. The more we dug into why that is… the more we found a big hole where all of the people in the alternative investment space should be… There just aren’t that many of the 1000s of commodity trading advisors out there sharing their views on twitter.

 

Come on guys… it’s 2014!!  Time to join the party and show the world just how smart, funny, sarcastic, and charismatic us futures folk can be.  Twitter isn’t about telling the world what you had for lunch like we all feared back in 2010. It’s the modern day business card. It’s a 24/7 virtual conference where you’re simultaneously talking with hundreds if not thousands of people – it’s the new frontier where wit wins! So go on over and sign up and start making us smarter… or at least making us laugh.

In the meantime, here’s our compilation of people and firms currently out there on twitter (in no particular order, despite the numbering)  providing the latest insight, humor, debate, and news on investments – especially the alternative kind:

  1. @rcmAlts – of course… it’s our list!

Managers

  1. @Cimmerian999 – Cliff Asness (AQR)
  2. @JaffrayW – Jaffray Woodriff (QIM)
  3. @rjparkerjr09 – Jerry Parker (Chesapeake Capital)
  4. @VicNiederhoffer
  5. @AllJimRogers – All commodities, all the time
  6. @CovenantCap
  7. @LJMPartners
  8. @KatmaiCapital 
  9. @AuspiceCapital
  10. @QbasisInvest
  11. @Bluenose_CTA
  12. @ClarkeCapital
  13. @stengercap
  14. @mmelissinos – Michael Melissinos (Eupatrid Commodity)
  15. @TrendFollower9 –Andrew Abraham CTA
  16. @TyphonCapital
  17. @amphicapital
  18. @QuantumPeakCap 
  19. @LakshmiCapital
  20. @AGManagedFut
  21. @ManagedFutureUK

Interesting Alt Folks

  1. @Covel – Michael Covel – President and Founder of Trend Following firm—Best Selling Author
  2. @JBoorman — Jon Boorman, CMT – Avid Tweeter. Calls markets like they are. Believer in Trend Following. Enough said.
  3. @nntaleb — Nassim N. Taleb – Author & Developer of Black Swan Theory
  4. @jackschwager — Jack Schwager – Co founder of FundSeeder.com
  5. @MebFaber – Author, Founder & CIO Cambria Funds, and launched an ETF
  6. @JohnFMauldin – Strong belief in educating investors as to what drives the global economy.
  7. @PeterLBrandt – Been in the Biz since 1976. Considered one of the greats when it comes to classic trading books. Included in the Top 30 most influential people in finance by Barry Ritholtz. Runs a blog. We could all learn a thing or two from him.
  8. @mark_dow – Runs the Behavioral Macro Blog — Hedge Fund Manager
  9. @FatF1nger – Provides some interesting commentary and charts on the futures markets.
  10. @PlattsOil– Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about the energy markets.
  11. @JezLiberty – All about Automated Trading Systems, Trend Following, and blogging about the two.
  12. @ScottChantigny — Always on top of Alternative, Managed Futures, and Trend Following news
  13. @AlpineAdvisor – Jeffrey Dow Jones (yes that is his name) helps investors with their portfolios, and uses education material similar to Attain to educate about portfolio construction.
  14. @FuturesTrader71 –If you’ve ever followed the Emini S&P contract, you’re already very aware of FuturesTrader71. He provides daily insight on the emini market and engages with followers about the market as it’s happening.
  15. @MarkMelin  –Mark Melin – Alternative Investment Practitioner, Value Walk contributor, Provides Commentary on Managed Futures
  16. @David_Stendahl  — Focuses on trading the global futures markets from a 100% systematic perspective.
  17. @MissTrade – Matt Davio – Heads up Market Profile Trading Academy
  18. @EmanuelDerman – The Derivative Relations Between the Emotions and Pain, Pleasure, and Desire
  19. @pointsnfigures  –Jeffrey Carter – Former Trader – Interesting Commentary
  20. @jacobbunge – Ag reporter for WSJ
  21. @shorecap — Mark Shore – Adjuct Professors at Depaul – Educating on Managed Futures and writes for CBOE & Eurex
  22. @JLyonsFundMgmt – Dana Lyons – New Yahoo! Contributor — RIA and founder of My401kPro.com

Futures Exchanges

  1. @CMEGroup
  2. @CBOE
  3. @ICE_Markets
  4. @LME_news
  5. @DubaiMercantile

Regulation/Industry:

  1. @NFA_News
  2. @CFTC
  3. @AIMA
  4. @MFA_Updates
  5. @theniba
  6. @CAIAAssociation
  7. @ArthurBellCPAs
  8. @CQGInc
  9. @Trading_Tech
  10. @iBroker — The simple, intuitive app for trading Futures, Forex & Futures Options wherever you are…
  11. @jameskoutoulas  — White shoes advocate, CEO of a CTA, on Board of Directors for NFA, President of CCC. All other times, you’ll find his thoughts on twitter.
  12. @JohnLRoeCommodity Customer Coalition CO-Founder

Alts News:

  1. @opalesque
  2. @FuturesMagazine
  3. @FINalternatives
  4. @JLNMF
  5. @DailyAlts
  6. @JohnLothian
  7. @MarketsWiki
  8. @CTAIntelligence
  9. @AllAboutAlpha
  10. @gate39media
  11. @HedgeFundTV
  12. @HedgeWorld
  13. @Open_Markets
  14. @researchpuzzler
  15. @AlephBlog

RCM  Team

  1. @WalterGallwas — President & Founding Partner
  2. @Eizenbergj — Jeff Eizenberg — Director of Portfolio Management
  3. @Cummingsjohnb — John Cummings — Director of Business Development — (Be on the lookout for tweets about Dayton University Basketball)
  4. @gadamsick— Greg Adamsick– Director
  5. @cavychi–Michael Cavanaugh — Investment Advisor at RCM Wealth Advisors
  6. @JackMalone_RCM–Futures/ Options Advisor
  7. @bradbardmatthew–Matthew Bradbard– Director
  8. @jurijt–George Tkaczuk– Senior Portfolio Manager at RCM Wealth Advisors

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The performance data displayed herein is compiled from various sources, including BarclayHedge, RCM's own estimates of performance based on account managed by advisors on its books, and reports directly from the advisors. These performance figures should not be relied on independent of the individual advisor's disclosure document, which has important information regarding the method of calculation used, whether or not the performance includes proprietary results, and other important footnotes on the advisor's track record.

Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

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