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PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am


Intriguing tweets of the blogosphere:!/gselevator

Most definitely not sanctioned by Goldman Sachs, this tweet represents daily musings and things supposedly heard in the Goldman Sachs lifts. These tweets are popular for their irreverent reflections on investment, finance and economics co-mingled with the lives of bankers of an institution that is feared, envied and loathed by outsiders. Whether the traders are talking about orange juice concentrate futures or whether to use their bonuses to pay for their girlfriends' breast implants, the opinions will be colourful and merciless.!/search/zerohedge

Stepping on analysts' rose-tinted glasses with glee, sarcasm and contrarian analysis makes this a provocative and quick source of investment warnings and ideas. Linking the vagaries of international events to trading implications in fewer than 20 words a tweet, this site moves markets. This Twitter feed helped instigate a regulatory investigation into the abuses seen in flash trading (high-speed electronic trading). Both anecdotal and hard evidence are cleverly combined to create aggressive viewpoints.!/ETFtrends

This tweet combs through the latest news and analysis related to exchange-traded funds. Besides learning about new products, readers will see recommendations and opinions about potentially profitable ETF trades. Combining information like 'chart of the day' with longer-term views gives readers a balanced view of market developments. The commentary also comes with robust research tools and data.