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6 Journalists That Can Shake Stocks With Their Tweets

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Twitter Inc TWTR can be an extremely useful and tradable tool for investors, but only if you follow the right people. Sifting through the noise and rumor mill can make for a very difficult experience in the Twittersphere.

Here’s a look at six writers and reporters that have the potential for market-moving Tweets.

Faber has been a business journalist for over 30 years. He joined CNBC in 1993 and is known for getting scoops to the envy of his industry contemporaries. Among the stories he has broken: the massive fraud at WorldCom, the bailout of the hedge fund Long Term Capital Management and Rupert Murdoch's bid for Dow Jones.

Faber has 96,000 followers and sometimes Tweets just a couple of times per week, but his scoops almost always move stocks.

Swisher is considered by many to be the top tech journalist out there. She has connections all over the industry, which led her and Walt Mossberg to found Recode back in January 2014.

Swisher is very active on the social media platform, engaging with her more than 1 million followers on a daily basis.

A columnist for The Street since 2001, Adam F. is the guy for biotech news. He is constantly posting about the latest in the biotech and healthcare sector, and isn't afraid to share his personal opinions. Earlier this year, StatNews said he was the "most feared man in biotech."

Mattioli is on the M&A beat for Wall Street Journal, the publication she's worked for since 2006. Chances are if WSJ has a big scoop on a merger or buyout, Mattioli's Twitter account is the place to check.

The face of CNBC's "Halftime Report" loves to talk tennis, soccer and other current events on Twitter. He's also known for posting some major exclusives directly to his account when not on the air.

Gasparino worked for WSJ and CNBC, among others, before joining Fox Business in 2010. A fixture on its television station, he often Tweets market-moving news before reporting it on air.

Gasparino is also known for being a pretty combative personality, and isn't one to back down if you have something to say to him.

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