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The social media world can be a valuable tool for investors. Whether it be breaking news or stock picks, there are thousands of accounts on Twitter (TWTR - Free Report) that help us stay informed and make real-time investment decisions.

The real struggle with social media is finding the quality content. In a world that is constantly struggling against spam and scams, it's important to optimize your social media experience so that you get the best information at the touch of a button.

With that said, we've compiled a list of 10 essential accounts to follow on Twitter:

@howardlindzon

Howard Lindzon is the Co-Founder and CEO of StockTwits, a Twitter alternative for investors. While Howard’s account isn’t full of stock recommendations, it does help investors highlight the sentiments around the market, as Howard clearly keeps a close eye on the investing social media world.

@Carl_C_Icahn

We've all heard of Carl Icahn, one of the most famous investors in the world. Although Icahn is an infrequent poster, he does post quality insight into his investments, and his tweets alone can have serious market implications. For example, last summer he took to Twitter to announce he was selling the remainder of his shares in Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) , which sent share prices tumbling briefly.

@ReformedBroker

The self-proclaimed “Chairman of the Twitter Federal Reserve,” Josh Brown is a host of CNBC’s Halftime Report and CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. Josh also runs a popular blog. He’s hilarious and posts all the time; you won’t regret following him.

@JimCramer

You should follow Cramer because… well… it’s Cramer. Hate him or love him, Cramer has a big audience and that means his voice matters. Besides, you don’t want to miss out on the conversation about his latest antics at your office watercooler.

@StockCats

Investment tips and cat pictures, what more could you want? This is a great follow for investors with a sense of humor. StockCats stays up to date with the latest market news and movement, but the account also provides some lighthearted commentary. While investing can be stressful, this Twitter account is for those who can find the funny side in all things.

@stlouisfed

This isn't just a timely follow since the Fed has been in the news lately. The St. Louis Federal Reserve's Twitter page is full of solid content and market analysis. They are constantly posting charts and headlines from their own website, which provide great commentary on the state of the US and global economy.

@BuzzFeedBiz

Admit it, you love BuzzFeed. While you typically associate the site with list-based pop-culture articles or crazy recipes, BuzzFeed is building a nice little business section. Their Twitter is refreshing in what can be a monotonous investing world.

@KevinBCook

Kevin Cook has been an Equity Strategist at Zacks.com since 2011, and he makes sure to keep his Twitter up to date with the latest talking points.

@TheStalwart

Joseph Weisenthal is a contributor to Bloomberg TV and a writer for BloombergMarkets. He's smart, a good writer, and has a sense of humor. Formally a senior editor at Business Insider, Bloomberg dropped a lot of cash to bring him in. Luckily, you can follow him for free.

@ZacksResearch

Of course, every investor should follow Zacks. Our Twitter account is constantly linking to our headlines about the latest market news and the best stock picks. Our proven Zacks Rank goes into all of our content and is sure to be a great tool for you!

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