YouTube has become one of the very best places to find information.
But if you’re looking for information about trading the market and finance, it can be a bit of a nightmare to navigate.
We’ve taken the very best YouTube channels for trading out there and compiled a list for you of the most useful, and the easiest to get into.
This means you don’t have to do the research yourself, which gives you more time for learning about finance.
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1. Preston Pysh (6/10)
More inspirational than anything else, this channel still provides the best lessons from accomplished investors. It often has the investors themselves in the studio, and when it doesn’t, the presenters are happy to teach the lessons learned from people like Warren Buffett.
This is a solid video channel, simply because it offers plenty of insight into the mystery behind investing and trading. Day traders and long-term investors alike will find something of use here. Sometimes the channel looks a little low-rent, which can make things a little drab. And we think presentation is important with this level of detail.
There’s lot to take in here, but the presenters are intelligent and well-researched. You’ll learn something every time you watch.
2. Sasha Evdakov (7/10)
This has everything for anyone who needs to learn how to trade. And we mean everything.
Sasha literally start with the basics, and offers a full and comprehensive suite of videos that cover all you need to start, and then begin to make key trading decisions that will set up your trading career.
Some of the videos are incredibly basic, but as you explore his catalogue, you see that he has essentially built a training course online.
One of the key areas for traders is his excellent work on chart analysis. Not easy for most of us to get our head around, chart analysis is clearly explained, and you’ll leave that video feeling a lot more confident.
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3. Forex News by Daily FX (8/10)
This is a great resource for forex traders, and it offers some great advice on a regular basis. You’re looking at daily content, and the depth of advice and detail really makes it worthwhile.
It’s chart-heavy, and this may be a problem for beginners, but it does also mean that if you’re in need of some strengthening of your chart analysis skills, this is the place. What’s important here is that the charts are clearly presented, which isn’t always the case with online resources.
4. The Financial Times (9/10)
This particular source of news needs no introduction. It’s an amazingly powerful source, and covers all you could possibly need. It has branched out over the years to become a proper source of international news, and this includes areas such as entertainment and politics. Cut through all of that though and there is some invaluable stuff on the channel.
Recent highlights have included The Career Advisor, a spot that covers finance issues alongside career planning. You’ll also find serious stock market trading videos, a recent one being ‘Charts That Count’. So it’s a great place to catch up on the news and political matters around finance, as well as trading nuggets of wisdom. And it’s all presented as professionally as you’d expect it to be with the FT.
5. Timothy Sykes (9/10)
There are a lot of traders on YouTube with channels dedicated to helping you make your first million. While this may sound exciting (and to most of us it would), it isn’t realistic right at the start of your trading career to expect an income like that.
Timothy Sykes knows this, and we like the response he gives.
He keeps it very real, and focused on what can honestly be expected from day trading full time. Let’s make it clear that Sykes has made a significant amount of money from trading, and he is very upfront about this. This honesty is transferred to his approach to trading in general, especially his views on day trading full time.
There is a lot of great stuff on this channel. If you want honesty, and plenty of insight into chart analysis, this is the one for you.
6. Financial Education (9/10)
If you want a passionate presenter, this guy is the one for you. Jeremy is full of energy, and the channel is entertaining and fast-paced.
The channel is not limited to just trading and it covers finance in general. This means you get content around saving money, as well as trades that are worth making. Other video topics include ‘1000% return on these stocks possible’ and ‘Why Starbucks stock is a garbage stock’.
His style may be a little too much for some people, and the pace can be frenetic, but it’s a good thing. You’re looking at around 20 minutes average for length and the wide variety of topics make it a solid choice for finance information.
7. Meir Barak (9/10)
Here’s a man with tons of energy. Videos crop up every couple of days, and he offers plenty of high quality content.
His big thing is live trading, which he offers for everyone to watch on his site, but his YouTube channel has a wealth of great content that should help day traders feel more confident about their work.
The big thing here is Barak’s focus on big numbers and attention-grabbing videos. If this isn’t your thing (‘Live Day Trading for $2050!’), you should persevere. His content is top-notch, and he’s famous for making that kind of money.
8. The Financial Diet (10/10)
This is a well-delivered channel and one of the very first things you’ll notice about it is the simple, no-nonsense approach to finance that it offers. The last thing most of us need is complicated content, and this one brings you the absolute opposite.
The videos are fun, and great to watch. You can grab most of them and get the full picture in under ten minutes too, which makes it great for watching on that commute to work.
All areas of finance seem to have been touched upon, with financial goals, money-making ideas and tips on saving being just three of the recent topics.
It’s been running since 2015 so it has established itself, and has a nice bank of videos too.
9. Beat the Bush (10/10)
This channel has plenty of fans, and each episode can easily attract views in the tens of thousands. The host is focused on helping people become debt-free and master their credit. He’s also fanatical about helping you streamline your finances,
There is a huge variety of videos here, covering all possible topics around money. He’s all about helping people manage their finances better, so recent videos included ‘things not to buy’ which covers stuff you can get in shops that just don’t bring value. At the same time, the channel regularly features videos on stocks that it recommends.
A quick and frenetic style of presentation means you’re never bored, and the topics can be a little quirky too, so there is plenty of variety.
As regards to the content, it’s all useful, and regularly clocks in at around 20 minutes.
10. Bulls on Wall Street (10/10)
This one is truly something special. It is a channel that has a large amount of subscribers, and the focus is on day trading.
Channels like these are what the average day trader truly needs. High quality videos, presented with passion. There are literally hundreds of videos here, and Kunal and his team cover everything, from trading Tesla to handling crypto.
The focus here is on a comprehensive approach to trading education, and the channel is helpfully divided up into sections that include webinars, trading lessons and so on.
11. Tasty Trades (10/10)
This is an incredibly detailed channel, and one of the best things about it is the focus on ‘themes’ or sections. There are a number of presenters and topics here, and the magazine approach means it’s always got something worth watching.
The videos make this one of the best YouTube channels for investing, and they are regularly delivered on a daily basis. The depth of knowledge here is much more appropriate for the late-beginner to intermediate options traders. This is a specific area, and the depth means that these traders could get lost in the channel. But it’s a great place to be, and could well be an invaluable resource for the options trader interested in upping their game.
12. Top Dog Trading (10/10)
Sometimes you need to go deep. And this channel does just that…
We’ve looked at a number of channels in this article, but Top Dog Trading is possibly the closest thing we’ve seen to having an expert at your fingertips.
And it covers everything too.
For example, recent videos have included content on Engulfing Candlestick Patterns. There’s also been a pair of excellent videos on price actions. And then there’s other videos such as those covering the best indicators for swing trading.
It’s a cracking resource. If you’re into flashy graphics and big budgets, it’s not going to endear itself to you. But stick with it. The amount of knowledge here is quite staggering.
13. Andrew Aziz (10/10)
An absolute authority, and part of a channel that offers a community feel, Aziz is also a best-selling author.
His work on day trading strategies is highly respected, and the Bear Bull Trading community is marketed as one that offers a real day-trading education. This is pretty much what you get. There are plenty of videos here, and the channel usually pumps out 15-20 per week.
The quality is high and Aziz and friends really work on providing content that offers something new every time.