Why do you watch movies — for entertainment, to learn something new, to escape from the real world, or for some other reasons? Movies can inspire and set you to think about life. They can help to believe in yourself, to look for the bright side and to realize what's important in your life.
As traders we always learn new things about ourselves and the markets. We can always improve our skills and our knowlege, and we can always grow on a personal level. So what can we learn from Trading movies? Here's our thought about what trading movies can provide us with.
Stick to your plan
Your life is about the choices you make
The life of a trader is full of thrills
Believe in yourself
Traders should always be relaxed prior and after a trading day
Try repeatedly, never back down
Not to repeat your mistakes
Trading is not gambling
Never to do any shady investments
Here are our top 5 trading movies
# 1 The Wolf of Wall Street.
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. The storytelling is direct, very interesting from the very first moments. This movie also holding the world record for the most number of "f*cks" in any movie.
Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey.
Duration: 179 minutes
# 2 Boiler room.
An ambitious, intelligent 19 year old college dropout becomes a highly successful stockbroker at a boiler room. Eager to show his father that he can succeed, Seth lands a job with a small stock brokerage firm. As it turns out, Seth has a genuine talent for cold calling, which gains him the approval of his superiors, the admiration of his father, and the attentions of one of his co-workers,. However, the higher up the ladder Seth rises, the deeper he sinks into a quagmire of dirty dealings, until he's breaking the law in order to keep his bosses happy and his paychecks coming.
Staring: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck. Duration: 120 minutes
# 3 The big short.
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Few civilians have heard of a collateralize debt obligation and The Big Short makes it clear that even the pros don’t really know what goes into one
Staring: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling & Steve Carell Duration: 130 minutes
# 4 Wall Street
A young and ambitious stockbroker becomes involved with a wealthy corporate raider. The movie is a mature look at the conflict between greed and ethics in the financial world. This movie has one of the most epic speech of all time: "The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind." It’s a must watch classic.
Staring: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah. Duration: 126 minutes
# 5 Margin Call
The story takes place over 36 hours at a large investment bank at the beginning of the 2007/08 financial crisis. A junior analyst discovers that the banks holdings in worthless mortgage backed securities will soon bankrupt the bank, leading to all traders at the firm to knowingly sell worthless investments to clients. Thought provoking and eerily similar to the situation that occurred with Goldman Sachs in 2007.
Staring: Kevin Spacey, Simon Baker, Demi Moore. Duration: 109 minutes