About Me


I was born in Toronto, lived in Phoenix for 20 years and now in Coronado, CA with the Mrs. (19 years, 16.2 Canadian years), two awesome kids and two dachshunds (Bagel and Lindzee).

Schools I attended and even graduated from include—University of Western Ontario, Arizona State University, American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

I am focused on the innovation in personal finance and do-it-yourself investing.

I make early stage investments though Social Leverage.

My current start-up is called StockTwits and I am a co-founder and now Chairman after 5 years as CEO.

I write books and occasionally do interviews.

In the Summer of 2006, I created Wallstrip and with the help of Adam Elend, Jeff Marks, Lindsay Campbell and a hard working crew we created over 300 shows. In May 2007, Wallstrip was purchased by CBS.

I moved out west to play golf, but now rarely do. My hobbies include driving my kids around and staying awake.

I am in pursuit of the perfect sleep solution.

Endless bad ideas—trust me! Get in touch if you’d like.

Introduction: Books


If you buy my books on Amazon I can recover one share’s worth of my position in the $TWTR IPO.

Book: The Wallstrip Edge

The Wallstrip Edge book cover

The Wallstrip™ Edge

My first book, written in 2009. I wanted to call it “The Twitter Edge,” but the guys at Hachette thought they knew better. We’ll let history be the judge of whether they were right. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Donec sed odio dui. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet risus. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Duis mollis, est non commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio sem nec elit.

Book: The Next Apple

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The Next Apple

My latest book, written last year and published early this year. My friend Ivaylo Ivanov and I have run SL50 together for years, and we decided the time was ripe for us to write a book together. Donec ullamcorper nulla non metus auctor fringilla. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo.

Book: The StockTwits Edge

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The StockTwits Edge

In 2011, I got the writing bug again and worked with my good friend Phil Pearlman to write what really is an update to The Wallstrip Edge. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas eget quam. Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euismod. Donec sed odio dui. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere velit aliquet.

Book: Trend Following 2.0

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Trend Following 2.0

Trend Following 2.0, only available in German for some reason. Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere velit aliquet. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Introduction: Interviews


I love what I do and like to talk about it. Most weeks you’ll find me on the television or a podcast somewhere. Here are a few of my favorite appearances.


Howard on Bloomberg

Me on Bloomberg

Bloomberg had me on to discuss the biggest technology companies in the world. I had a chance to dive into my thesis of the 8-80 consumer brands including Amazon, Nike, Facebook, Google (YouTube) and UnderArmor.

Howard on CNBC

Me on CNBC

Here’s my CNBC spot where I explain StockTwits and Vertical Know How. It went about as well as could be expected. I wonder why they don’t call me anymore?


Me and Sarah

In March 2014, I sat down for a Pando Monthly interview with Sarah Lacy which covers just about my whole investing career. Love how this one turned out.

Howard with Michael Covel

Me and Michael

This is one of my very favorite interviews. Michael Covel invited me to appear on Trend Following Radio and talk about investing and trend following.

Introduction: Getting in Touch

Getting in Touch

Getting In Touch

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