Watching fictional movies about trading is a funny way of learning how to trade. But even when they are based on real characters’ stories, such as Rogue Trader or the Wolf of Wall Street, they are still fictional. And sometimes, the romanticism of the fiction prevails a little too much the reality of the facts.
When it comes to getting real insights about the wonderful world of trading, many great documentaries will show you both behind the scenes and sometimes… the other side of the coin.
Here are our top 10 documentaries to watch for all the trader apprentices!
How one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme. Big chase, great documentary.
Hank: 5 Years from the Brink
How the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson, tried to prevent in 2008 the collapse of the global economy.
Becoming Warren Buffett
How the numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska ends up becoming one of the richest men in the world.
How the global financial meltdown that took place in 2008 caused millions of job and home losses. It’s scary, like a horror movie.
How the traders became an endangered species. A smart and inspirational documentary.
25 Million Pounds (Inside Story Special: £830,000,000)
How the infamous Nick Leeson provoked the collapse of Barings Bank in the mid-1990s. This is history.
Bulls and Bears
How traders can learn from the craziest trading stories of the crazy John “Rambo” Moulton. Because “trading is like riding a comet.” Sure thing.
Betting on Zero
How billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman took a billion-dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse.
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
How cryptocurrencies were born to rise and rise again, and how they won’t fall – well, we will see about that.
Million Dollar Traders
How a group of twelve wannabe traders was dealing in shares during the 2008 financial crisis. Or how novices can become professional-level traders.
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