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The YouTube channels for investors to watch -3-

The YouTube channels for investors to watch -3-


Who's it for: Experienced traders looking to deepen their trading skills

Most viewed episode:How To Trade With Market Profile and Market Internals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0wp1ANxeH4)

Pros: This channel does weekly state-of-the-market-style videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0KCtkUEf2m8X4IyBa_HTJFx-a94Hh33v) from a technical perspective, but the real draw for most people is likely to be its live trading videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0KCtkUEf2m-62Q6AX7b93uSFJkXgPaq9), which show you the "action" happening in real time. "Win, lose, or draw, the purpose is to highlight the process" -- so says the channel description. It's like gameplay videos... but with complicated trades and real money on the line (or so they say). The voice-overs on the videos are conversational but no-nonsense as they explain the setup of individual trades and thought process behind them.

Cons: Following the technical action of these videos is a challenge -- there's a lot going on, and fast, and they certainly aren't for newer traders or anyone who doesn't know their calls from their puts.

-- William Watts


Tasty trade with Tom Sosnoff and team

Subscribers: 81,000+

Frequency: Various videos throughout the trading day

Who's it for: Traders learning to broaden their knowledge base

Most viewed episode:Interview with Karen the Supertrader, who has made $41 million profit in 3 years trading options (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXy9HoWX0es&t=59s)

Pros: A variety of themed videos, such as Mike and his White Board, are pretty good at breaking down all aspects of options trading -- strike prices, big lizard, skew. Closing the gap interviews pull out key action during the day.

Cons: Some of the videos drag on a bit too long, and if you're looking for specific trading advice, there are a lot of videos to wade through. The interviews with business owners are probably of less interest to someone trading the market.

-- Barbara Kollmeyer


Anne Marie Baiynd

Subscribers: 1,943

Frequency: The last video was about 9 months ago, before that fairly frequent

Who's it for: Traders learning to broaden their knowledge base

Most viewed episode:The difference between trend and momentum trading (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99hHGFg8M0Y)

Pros: Baiynd describes herself as a "math nerd," but is the kind of teacher you probably wish you had in high school. She very clearly and slowly explains things with helpful charts to boot. She hasn't got a huge following, but probably should, given her grasp of a variety of topics. Some bellwethers can be found if you search via most popular videos, though others are looks at daily moves so clearly outdated.

Cons: It's a shame Baiynd hasn't kept up with the videos as she's so clearly gifted with her explanations. She's a bit more active on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AnneMarieTrades?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor).

-- Barbara Kollmeyer


Financial Education Channel

Subscribers: 74,000+

Frequency: Daily

Who's it for: Viewers seeking personal finance and investing basics, including a push into largely buy-and-hold stocks, especially tech shares.

Most viewed episode:Stock Market for Beginners! How to Invest in Stocks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzsZwzUU6T0)

Pros: The enthusiasm in this one-man show (it is Las Vegas) feels truly sincere--overnight shifts at QuikTrip tend to build an appreciation for trading wins. For those interested, he chronicles his personal story in the "$0 to $200,000 by age 25!" video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhB3pJs-EKU). Topics have included stock picking a la "3 stocks I'm Watching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBhhjiTCIK0)," leasing versus buying a car, buying bitcoin (he says: "Nope") (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj5rTaZSufA)and an unabashed obsession with GoPro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOSUu0yM7Y), both the camera and the stock. He appears to have grown his subscriber base quickly, and has shown openness to viewer feedback and response.

Cons: This channel dabbles in almost everything "money," from personal goals to entrepreneurship and small-business operations. That can be aspirational, sure, but likely leaves viewers going elsewhere for in-depth technical expertise on the trading side.

-- Rachel Koning Beals


Peter Schiff

Subscribers: 181,000+

Frequency: Peter Schiff Podcast appears weekly; other postings are periodic

Who's it for: Conservative fans of media personality Schiff, who, like him, want to take aim at market shortcomings -- or those looking to fuel their counter argument.

Pros: Noted permabear Schiff is a semiregular fixture on CNBC, Fox Business and the broader TV and radio talk-show circuit (he's sat across the desk from John Stewart and Glenn Beck), so his media polish makes for focused, well-curated and usually high-production videos. However, podcasts of his Peter Schiff radio show and other media appearances make up much of this channel's inventory. Topics span stocks, the economy, gold, tax reform and the debt ceiling. If you love to hate the Fed, you've got a kindred spirit in Schiff. And he doesn't exactly spare President Trump's so-far limited tenure. Spats with other commentators are a long-running thread across these videos.

Cons: Light on instruction compared with other financial channels -- this truly is audio commentary. And, if you're not looking for political commentary of a conservative bent mixed in with your markets news, this isn't the channel for you.

-- Rachel Koning Beals


Brian Shannon

Subscribers: 16,300+

Frequency: Weekly

Who's it for: Traders, particularly those interested in technical analysis

Most viewed episode:Level 2 Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKgAvLRb0Eg)

Pros: Brian has been posting these videos for 11 years, an eternity in internet time. He clearly has a lot of knowledge to impart and does so in a seemingly sincere, chart-heavy approach that should resonate with those looking to be engaged in the minute-by-minute fluctuations of the market.

Cons: Unless these kind of visuals speak to you as a trader, it's unlikely that they will draw you in. They can feel pretty dry at times. Technical analysis certainly isn't for everybody, and the fact that there is a paid subscription model for the website will be off-putting for some.

-- Shawn Langlois


So... which channels did we miss? Let us know in the comments!

-Shawn Langlois; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com


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