The Stocktwits Peloton

I recently wrote about Howard Lindzon, and his great idea to build your own peloton.

And today, I tip my hat to him once again for the wonderful ability to customize push alerts on the Stocktwits mobile app. This is key to my peloton.

Specifically, the ability to choose users (or tickers) to follow and be alerted about is super helpful. If you’re unfamiliar with this feature, I highly recommend you take a look at how it works.

I especially like the ability to follow users because it’s the perfect way to stay up to date with voices you trust, with minimal effort. And of course, if you’re new to Stocktwits you could check out their suggested stream for a great starting point.

But if you’re still unclear of the benefit, let me put it this way: in cycling, the peloton can reduce drag on a rider by up to 40%. Building a social peloton of curated information and feeds has, in my experience, been an incredible way to reduce drag and improve efficiency in my investing decision making. Could you see this working for you, too?

It’s about getting what you need, when you need it. And Stocktwits makes that easy. It’s even better than having an assistant.

By the way, Twitter has tried to do something similar with mobile notifications. But in my experience they for work nearly as well because Twitter abuses the permission and spams you with irrelevant notifications even if you try and turn them off #notrust.