Crowd Sourced Stock Picks: What Other Yousers are Investing In

 

The power of the collective – it’ been written about and studied for ages. It’s how a lot of people, living in a fast-paced connected world, are able to gain perspective from a wide range of opinions and ideas and use it to make more refined, quicker decisions. It’s how Indigogo creates funding opportunities for entrepreneurs, how Amazon helps you decide what book you might like to read next, or how Spotify’s Discover Weekly totally knows your kind of musical jam and serves it to you without you even having to look for it. It’s curation at scale, based on behavior.

The same goes for investors.

A growing number of investors (newbies and experts in the field) are using social media to inform their stock picks and recommendations. From being able to catch market news as soon as it hits on Twitter; assessing how many people are keen on investing in particular company; or following brand influencers and CEO’s… social media serves up a whole lot of information that can offer insights into whether a stock or industry is worth giving some more attention to. Twitter itself even hosts a series of blogs which look at finance tweets of the month.

Ahead of our US stocks launch we asked our community what kind of ‘names’ they wanted to see on our new platform, which offers a range of American shares and exchange traded funds. Of course the big guns like Tesla and Alphabet (Google) stole the show, but a lot of followers mentioned stocks we hadn’t originally thought to include like Manchester United, Advanced Micro Devices and 8point3 Energy. More than that, EasyEquities yousers began conversations about specific stocks, shared their research and opinions and generated their own forum on what US stocks were hot and why. There’s always useful banter on the EasyEquities Twitter page, so follow us if you aren’t already.

Here’s the top 10 as voted for by you, and below our final list which we’ll feature in our #playintheusa game.

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3M Co

8POINT3 Energy

Abbott Laboratories

Abbvie Inc

Accenture Plc-Cl A

Activision Blizzard Inc

Adobe Systems Inc

Advanced Micro Devices

Akamai Technologies Inc

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc

Alibaba

Allergan Plc

Allstate Corp

Alphabet Inc-Cl A

Alphabet Inc-Cl C

Altria Group Inc

Amazon.Com Inc

American Airlines Group Inc

American Express Co

American International Group

Amgen Inc

Analog Devices Inc

Apple Inc

Applied Materials Inc

At&T Inc

Autodesk Inc

Automatic Data Processing

Baidu Inc - Spon Adr

Bank Of America Corp

Bank Of New York Mellon Corp

Berkshire Hathaway Inc-Cl B

Biogen Inc

Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc

Blackrock Inc

Boeing Co/The

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co

Broadcom Ltd

Ca Inc

Capital One Financial Corp

Caterpillar Inc

Celgene Corp

Cerner Corp

Charter Communications Inc-A

Check Point Software Tech

Chevron Corp

Cintas Corp

Cisco Systems Inc

Citigroup Inc

Citrix Systems Inc

Coca-Cola Co/The

Cognizant Tech Solutions-A

Colgate-Palmolive Co

Comcast Corp-Class A

Conocophillips

Costco Wholesale Corp

Csx Corp

Ctrip.Com International-Adr

Cvs Health Corp

Danaher Corp

Dentsply Sirona Inc

Discovery Communications-A

Discovery Communications-C

Dish Network Corp-A

Dollar Tree Inc

Dow Chemical Co/The

Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours

Duke Energy Corp

Ebay Inc

Electronic Arts Inc

Eli Lilly & Co

Emerson Electric Co

Exelon Corp

Expedia Inc

Express Scripts Holding Co

Exxon Mobil Corp

Facebook Inc-A

Fastenal Co

Fedex Corp

Fiserv Inc

Ford Motor Co

General Dynamics Corp

General Electric Co

General Motors Co

Gilead Sciences Inc

Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Halliburton Co

Hasbro Inc

Henry Schein Inc

Hologic Inc

Home Depot Inc

Honeywell International Inc

Illumina Inc

Incyte Corp

Intel Corp

Intl Business Machines Corp

Intuit Inc

Intuitive Surgical Inc

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iShares Asia Property Yield UCITS ETF USD

iShares China Large Cap UCITS ETF USD

iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR

iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP

iShares Core MSCI EM IMI UCITS ETF USD

iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF USD

iShares Core MSCI Pacific ex-Japan UCITS ETF USD

iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD

iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD

iShares Developed Markets Property Yield UCITS ETF USD

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iShares EM Dividend UCITS ETF USD

iShares Euro Dividend UCITS ETF EUR

iShares Global Corp Bond UCITS ETF USD

iShares Global Govt Bond UCITS ETF USD

iShares Global High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF USD

iShares Global Infrastructure UCITS ETF USD

iShares Global Water UCITS ETF USD

iShares MSCI Brazil UCITS ETF USD

iShares MSCI Korea UCITS ETF USD

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Jd.Com Inc-Adr

Johnson & Johnson

Jpmorgan Chase & Co

Kinder Morgan Inc

Kla-Tencor Corp

Kraft Heinz Co/The

Lam Research Corp

Liberty Global Plc Lilac - A

Liberty Global Plc Lilac - C

Liberty Global Plc- C

Liberty Global Plc-A

Liberty Interactive Corp Q-A

Liberty Ventures - Ser A

Lockheed Martin Corp

Lowe'S Cos Inc

Man United

Marriott International -Cl A

Mastercard Inc - A

Mattel Inc

Maxim Integrated Products

Mcdonald'S Corp

Medtronic Plc

Merck & Co. Inc.

Metlife Inc

Microchip Technology Inc

Micron Technology Inc

Microsoft Corp

Mondelez International Inc-A

Monsanto Co

Monster Beverage Corp

Morgan Stanley

Mylan Nv

Netease Inc-Adr

Netflix Inc

Nextera Energy Inc

Nike Inc -Cl B

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdin

Nvidia Corp

Nxp Semiconductors Nv

O'Reilly Automotive Inc

Occidental Petroleum Corp

Oracle Corp

Paccar Inc

Paychex Inc

Paypal Holdings Inc

Pepsico Inc

Pfizer Inc

Philip Morris International

Priceline Group Inc/The

Procter & Gamble Co/The

Qualcomm Inc

Raytheon Company

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Ross Stores Inc

Sba Communications Corp

Schlumberger Ltd

Seagate Technology

Shire Plc-Adr

Simon Property Group Inc

Sirius Xm Holdings Inc

Skyworks Solutions Inc

Snapchat

Sony

Southern Co/The

Starbucks Corp

Stryker

Symantec Corp

T-Mobile Us Inc

Target Corp

Tesla Inc

Texas Instruments Inc

Time Warner Inc

Tractor Supply Company

Travelers Cos Inc/The

Tripadvisor Inc

Twenty-First Century Fox - B

Twenty-First Century Fox-A

Twitter

Ulta Beauty Inc

Under Armour

Unilever

Union Pacific Corp

United Parcel Service-Cl B

United Technologies Corp

Unitedhealth Group Inc

Us Bancorp

Verisk Analytics Inc

Verizon Communications Inc

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc

Viacom Inc-Class B

Visa Inc-Class A Shares

Vodafone Group Plc-Sp Adr

Wal-Mart Stores Inc

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc

Walt Disney Co/The

Wells Fargo & Co

Western Digital Corp

Xilinx Inc

Yahoo! Inc