Here at Trading Education, we like to think we do our best to provide plenty of educational materials to help you refine your investing knowledge which can result in achieving financial success on the markets.
In order to prepare you with the knowledge that might lead you financial success, we have dedicated ourselves to the sort of teaching that everyone can take advantage of, and seeing as we all learn in a different way, we try to offer as many educational resources and mediums as we can for you to pursue.
For some people, the most useful type of resource is considered to be video content, which is why you’ll find our website filled with educational videos as well as on our YouTube channel. Aiming to deliver courses that cover everything from options markets to online trading, we want to make absolutely sure that you have everything you need at your disposal.
That’s why we’ve compiled this handy guide. Looking beyond our own trading videos to the many other free videos and webinars that are out there, we’ve made it so that our curse can turn into the ultimate go-to place for future traders.
To begin with, we'd like to take a look at a few of the trading webinars that are available for free online. Giving beginner traders like yourself the opportunity to watch the screens of the professionals and listen to their insights is a great way to learn a little bit more about what you should be looking out for when making your own moves.
However, one word of warning before you begin watching: many of the instructors you’ll see using this medium have an ulterior motive, in that they run a plethora of paid trading classes which they are always hoping to fill with those who have watched their webinars.
Although their advice may sound very good, it might also be intended to lure you in and encourage you to invest your money. With that said, let’s get our list started.
If you’re a trader who is looking to get education online for free, the daily live webinars hosted by FXStreet might be a good place to start learning. Hosted by a variety of different professionals, there are thousands of webinars archived on their website you can watch, covering a diverse array of topics. With everything from indicators to analysis, macroeconomics to news trading, a lot of useful information can be found on the platform.
Videos on forex, options, stocks, and more
If you’re looking to move away from webinars, there are also plenty of other video resources besides FXStreet. Let’s now progress to exploring some of these in a bid to broaden your education…
Mike Bellafiore, the founder of SMB Capital, is undoubtedly a figure to be reckoned with in the world of online traders, having enjoyed significant personal success. Little wonder, then, that he is an authority who you might well find it useful to listen to. With a website containing hundreds of videos covering everything from general trading questions to more specific essays on options, stocks, psychology, and so on, the resources available on SMB Capital are extensive, and occasionally free webinars are hosted there too. Mike himself also answers questions from college traders from time to time, providing an invaluable insight into what it takes to be a professional for those who are interested.
Additionally, you might want to take a look at MoneyShow when you’re searching for resources. With a hugely impressive archive, the site offers visitors hundreds of short and sweet educational videos on every conceivable trading topic. A particular authority on ETFs, options, stocks, strategies, and technical analysis, it has a YouTube account too, with some very interesting and entertaining content available for you to enjoy.
Dedicated to learning, the Khan Academy and the videos it offers also deserve a place on this list. With extensive archives for you to browse, they have a huge video base which offers a perfect starting point for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge, from fledgling investors to established traders. We would particularly recommend their insights into stock trading and forex, and their options and futures videos are fantastically informative too. Sit down for an afternoon of education and you’ll soon feel like you’re back in the schoolroom – an observation to be taken in the best possible way.
The Day Trading Academy
For a nice mix of video content, we would additionally recommend The Day Trading Academy, which you’ll find on YouTube. Filled with everything from live trading to class recordings, educational snippets, and interviews with individual traders, its primary focus is on day trading, with some segments on stock trading available too.
Generic videos and webinars are certainly useful educational tools, and so too are interviews with the experts. Offering stimulating and informed insights into the markets, as well as their own hard-won experience and tips and tricks to try for yourself, these talks from professional traders can be just the mind candy you need to help you make the perfect next move.
On that note, here’s who we recommend listening to…
An ideal place to begin for those with an interest in trading is with Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards. Sharing some of the key lessons he’s learned from the world’s best and most successful, this interview segment can be found on JLN youtube channel here.
Opalesque TV is quite specific in its appeal, mainly revolving around the topic of hedge funds. It really does know its stuff though. With almost 300 videos on ‘Hedge Fund Legends’ alone, it has interviews with everyone from the amazingly successful Jack Schwager (mentioned above) to the professional trader and former Chess Grandmaster Patrick Wolff, and even Twitter Hedge Fund’s Paul Hawtin. Everyone featured is absolutely expert in their subject, and manages to offer truly invaluable insights on the topic at hand.
Clay trader is a Youtube channel providing lots of information, quick tips and practical information about trading online.
Trading Academy by CitiIndex
Certain not to bore you, there is also a training series available from CitiIndex, innocuously titled Trading Academy. Showing just how possible it is to start from nothing and go on to achieve trading success within an attractively short timeframe, it features contestants who are coached by a variety of trading legends, from Ashraf Laiidi to James Chen. More than worth a watch, it’s fun and informative all at the same time.
Most traders spend a lazy weekend much as anyone else does. With the markets closed, the desire to closet yourself away with a bottle or two of beer, a bowl of popcorn, and a good movie on the telly is almost irresistible, so what if we told you that you could do all of this, and also use the opportunity to improve your trading skills? Sounds pretty good, right?
Provided you choose your viewing content wisely, you can do exactly that, by taking a look at one of these two comprehensive lists of classic trader movies: The first one can be found here at IMDB
or an alternative list can be found at Investopedia here
We’ll also sneak a documentary in here: the BBC’s Million Dollar Traders. It might be a few years old by now, but it does a really great job of showing what successful trading will require of you.
If you want something truly educational, you might also like to check out some of the offerings that are available online from a number of top universities. Recordings of actual classes, there are numerous resources from all around the world floating around on the internet, from institutions including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, and even Yale.
Here’s how to find them…
Did you know that the Stanford Graduate School of Business has a public YouTube channel? Well, you do now, and it frequently features video recordings of lectures, along with talks from a number of successful business personalities and entrepreneurs. If you take a look at it, you’ll discover everything from economist Joseph Stiglitz’s talk on market behaviour to insights from former World Bank President Jack Wolfensohn.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Another place to go for educational material is the MITOpenCourseWare. Filled to the brim with video coverage of thousands of free lectures from dozens of different departments, its archives include information on every conceivable topic. That’s why we suggest traders head over to the website’s economics department, which has lots of great recordings to choose from. All you need to do to start learning is to grab a notepad and pen, sit back, and pay attention.
Freakonomics is a recommended reading for every trader who wants to improve their understanding of economic principles, and the accompanying website has some great videos for you to check out. Taking even the most complex concepts and breaking them down into easy to understand, bite-sized chunks, it will do wonderful things for your understanding of the subject matter and is sure to provide plenty of entertainment too. What’s not to like about that?
TED Talks for Traders
The series of TED Talks that are available online are pretty much universally recommended by all who watch them, which is why we’ve also chosen to include some of them on this list. We’ve taken the time to handpick the best of them for you to check out, so that you know exactly where to go when your focus is on improving your trading – don’t worry, you can thank us later…
Dan Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions
This TED Talks from Dan Gilbert is a little different to the other resources included on this list, in that it won’t necessarily help you to become a better trader. That’s only because it isn’t meant to. Focusing on real-life examples, it shows how awfully inept ordinary individuals are when it comes to estimating odds or working out the probability of an outcome, in an attempt to help you apply a little more common sense to your everyday decisions, and in doing so, save yourself some money - which you can always put towards trading!
Sheena Lyengar: The Art of Choosing
Back on topic, we suggest that you include these insights from Sheena Lyengar in your ‘must watch’ viewing. Helping traders with a little learning left to do to come to the most advantageous decisions, Sheena will help you to work out everything from which instruments you should specialise in to how to set a stop loss, what the best money management technique is, and how you should handle news events, all in the same enlightening and easy to understand manner.
Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the Future of Branded Currency
One of the most controversial topics amongst the investing fraternity is Bitcoin, and lots of traders lack a true understanding of it. This won’t be the case once you’ve watched this TED Talks from Paul Kemp-Robertson. Considering the potential of the cryptocurrency to replace its material alternative, it’s incredibly interesting and informative, and effortlessly engaging.
Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape Our World
Another one to note is Kevin Slavin’s verbal essay on black box trading, and its scapegoating by those who believe that the markets have become irrational and impossible to read. Exploring just a few of the reasons why algorithm methods are far more than just the markets acting ‘weirdly’, it looks at what institutions are doing to develop better algorithms, how dangerous it can be, and the harm it could potentially cause to global financial markets and the wider world. Using the ‘Flash Crash’ of 2010 as a prime example, it makes some stimulating points, and may well be of interest even to those who have nothing to do with the markets.
Laurie Santos: A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours
This TED Talks is a little different to most of the others on this list. Presented by Laurie Santos, it explores the impact of teaching money and economics to monkeys, who inevitably make the same irrational decisions as their human counterparts when faced with the same sorts of problems. You may well find it more enlightening than you expect, as it raises some really thought-provoking observations on the way we ourselves behave – often to our own detriment.
And there ends our list! Aiming to be as comprehensive as possible, we’ve collected video content from all across the net, to round out the many resources available. This means that the next time you feel the need to boost your knowledge of a certain subject, you can visit Trading Education and our extensive archive of educational materials.
What you won’t need to do is go through lots of irrelevant information before finding something that actually suits your purposes. Take care of all of the hard work on your behalf. We have included only credible sources and video content so that you can trust what you watch.
The content available on our website, in addition to all the resources we have included, offer a variety of information to choose from so that they suit every trader's style and the learning never stops.
Why not check out some of the links we’ve suggested today, or else peruse our archives to help you find exactly the sort of educational material you've been looking for? We might have the perfect thing for you.
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