Whether you’re looking for wealth management and investment advice or just want to keep on top of industry news, Twitter is a good bet. That is, if you know who to follow.
If you’re interested in the South African wealth management space, you should definitely be following this list of influencers.
Here’s a snapshot of who you’ll be following:
Award winning Wealth Manager and Cape Talk & Radio 702 regular Warren Ingram is great to follow for investment advice. If you’re an individual investor, or a fund marketer looking to see things from your clients’ point of view, Warren is a good bet.
— Warren Ingram (@WarrenIngram) June 26, 2018
Follow Garth – founder of the Traders Corner, and Financial Mail columnist – for stock performance analysis, trading advice and news.
So we’ve avoided a Russian nuclear deal, and accepted a Chinese loan. Can’t help thinking SA tax payer will pay dearly for this in long run.
— Garth Mackenzie (@TradersCorner) July 24, 2018
Paul Theron is the founder and CEO of equities asset manager Vestact. Based in Johannesburg, Paul regularly shares industry news and share price analysis and insights through his Twitter account.
Since we first bought Netflix at $75 a share in October 2011, its been down by more than 10% six times, after soft quarterly earnings! It is again today. Stay long and strong, investors.
— Paul Theron (@paul_vestact) July 17, 2018
Investor and trader Simon Brown spends his time helping South Africans with their money, writing columns for Finweek on the local investment environment and hosting a weekly show on BusinessDay TV. Follow Simon on Twitter for comment and advice on investment related topics.
This is interesting .. serious discount to NAV and should improve liquidity and help close discount to a narrower percentage (holding cos always trade at discount of 15-20%) ..#JSE https://t.co/Zxg4NkfYPH
— Simon Brown (@SimonPB) July 25, 2018
Follow technical share trader, Karin, for analysis and commentary on companies’ financial results, as well as general finance news and advice.
Bidvest: On support. A turn may be due. Has retraced 25% from its high and the top has played out in full. Not too expensive on a PE of 15.9x – and this assumes very moderate growth for H2. pic.twitter.com/fTV4kvewvZ
— Karin Richards (@Richards_Karin) July 24, 2018
Through his Twitter account, Fairtree Capital portfolio manager Jean Pierre regularly shares stock market news, opinions and advice.
NB: FINANCIAL ADVISERS
You need to apply for the new FSP licence category 1.26 soon if you want to be be allowed to advise clients on investing in hedge funds in South Africa post 30 June. Discuss with your compliance officer @FIA_ORG_ZA @FAnews_Online @CompliNEWS @ComplianceSA pic.twitter.com/fvNxXOnJQQ
— Jean Pierre Verster (@JP_Verster) June 16, 2018
If you’re looking for stock market commentary and advice from a reputable source, consider following Independent EFT Strategist and advisor, Nerina Visser. Nerina is especially passionate about ETFs, so if this is your area of interest, she is a must-follow.
— Nerina Visser, CFA (@Nerina_Visser) July 6, 2018
Adrian Saville is a Professor in Economics, Finance and Strategy at GIBS and a founder and CE of Cannon Assets. As such, his Twitter account covers a broad range of topics relating to the markets and South African economy.
— Adrian Saville (@AdrianSaville) July 25, 2018
Following independent financial market strategist Chris Hart on Twitter is a great way to keep on top of local financial and economic news, often coupled with his expert opinion and advice.
Investment into SA has plenty of supportive PR campaigns. But investment is not about spin. It’s about dealing with actual realities on the ground. Not only is SA extremely highly taxed but every single government department presents a dis-enabling environment
— Chris Hart (@chrishartZA) July 13, 2018
Experienced stockbroker David Shapiro regularly comments on company financial performance and the SA economy as a whole, so make sure to follow him on Twitter for a birds eye view of the local market.
Been watching the steady decline in Blu Label but today looks like those who were hanging on capitulated. Down another 5%. Trouble at Cell C? Or what? pic.twitter.com/waOBl9Oqn2
— David Shapiro (@davidshapiro61) July 16, 2018
Whether to keep an eye on the news, or to get some expert advice and analysis, following these 10 influencers will improve your knowledge of the market and help you keep up to date with the latest developments.