Video content is everywhere these days. With the rise of social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, along with streaming platforms like Twitch and Facebook Live, it’s never been easier to record yourself and build a following. One downside to this, however, is that it becomes harder and harder to discern the quality content from the chaff.
Despite this, one platform still reigns supreme and arguably lends itself to some of the most in-depth and quality video content you can find online. We, of course, are talking about YouTube. The Google-owned video platform owns a whopping 75% of the market share for online video!
With that in mind, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite YouTube channels that help us be better investors.
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1. Best All Round Investing Channel: MyWallSt
That’s right, we do video now! In the latest addition to our content lineup, we’ve added a YouTube channel that aims to give you the best information possible to set you on your way to true financial freedom. Our analyst and content team will be working tirelessly to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the stock market and the wider world of investing. Tune in for investing tips, future outlooks, and live streams with our exemplary analyst team as they look to guide and support you in your investing life.
2. Best Channel For Value Investors: Sven Carlin
Sven Carlin is an accomplished investor who even has a Ph.D. that saw him create a real value risk model for emerging market stocks – it’s safe to say he knows how to do his research at the very least. His videos range from individual stock analysis to wider market commentary, and everything in between. His main priority is looking for low-risk, high reward investment opportunities – if only it was that easy – but gives clear insight into why he values a stock and what information he uses to come to his conclusions.
3. Best Personal Finance Channel: The Financial Diet
The Financial Diet makes personal finance approachable for everyone. They talk about it in a way that, as they so deftly put it, “doesn’t make you want to curl up in a ball and cry.” Their videos cover a wide range of interesting topics, from beginner budgeting up to investing. Everything is presented in a colorful and engaging format, and the channel just has that “bingeable” quality that’s so hard to find.
4. Best For Beginners: The Plain Bagel
A chartered financial accountant (CFA) by trade, Richard Coffin adopts the moniker “The Plain Bagel” for his informative YouTube videos on all things investing. From detailed explanations of basic concepts, up to interviews with industry stalwarts, this channel really has it all and is a brilliant one-stop-shop for anyone looking to learn more about the world of investing.
5. Best Industry Insight: ARK Invest
ARK Invest, the investment management firm owned by Cathie Wood, has its very own YouTube channel. It gives viewers an amazing insight into some of the innovative industries the fund is looking to actively invest in. It also hosts detailed talks by Cathie Wood herself on how she views the current market or various companies that she might be looking at. It’s rare to see a fund manager of her stature be so willing to give this information away freely, and it’s certainly a much watch for any growth investors.
6. Best for Statistical Analysis: Ben Felix
Ben Felix is a Canadian portfolio manager with PWL Capital Inc. and is securities-licensed by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. His videos are full of academically backed evidence on the world of finance and investing and his use of understandable statistics is fantastic. Even better, all of his research is typically referenced in the description of each video if you want to do any further reading on any of the topics.
7. Best News Channel: CNBC Television
When it comes to up-to-date news on the world of finance, it’s hard to keep pace with this media giant. CNBC has long been one of the most respected outlets in the financial world, and the company’s foray into YouTube is no different. Offering the latest in breaking news as it happens, investors won’t have to look too far beyond this channel to keep their finger on the pulse of the stock market.