YouTube has changed the way we consume video content, learn new skills and stay up-to-date on what’s going on in every corner of the world.
Trading is no different.
There are thousands of traders who share their experience, knowledge, and trade ideas on YouTube, but how to know who’s worth following?
We’ve cut through the noise for you and revealed our favourite YouTube trading channels (in no particular order).
Whether you’re interested in sharpening your trading skills, understand trending market topics or get a ready-to-go watch-list every morning your start trading – we’ve got you covered.
My Trading Skills
The My Trading Skills YouTube channel is all about teaching you what trading is, explaining it properly and building up your skillset. So if you’re interested in learning how to trade and developing the skills needed to do it yourself (not just blindly copying someone) make sure you check out the channel.
The channel publishes three types of video:
- Expert analysis of live markets – 5-10 minute videos a couple of times a week
- Courses – split over half a dozen or so videos, drip released, normally one course a month
- Strategies – a few times a year there’s a gem worth sharing
Head Tutor Phillip Konchar provides regular trade setup updates across a range of asset classes. It also includes trade alerts on the markets.
- Subs (May 2019): 104,000
With more than 100,000 subscribers, Option Alpha has been a great educational resource for Forex traders for over 10 years now. While the primary focus of Option Alpha is options trading, there are dozens of general trading videos and lessons that traders of all experience levels will find useful. Whether you’re interested in how to calculate options profit or loss as a percentage, how to close out of a bull call spread or what is a “head fake” in stock trading, you’ll find an answer on Option Alpha’s YouTube channel.
- Subs (May 2019): 176,000
If you’re interested in technical analysis and charts as the main tool to find profitable trading opportunities, then you’ll find yourself at home with ClayTrader. His account, which was opened in 2013, counts around 176,000 subscribers and hosts more than 7,000 videos. On the channel, you’ll find a variety of trading topics, from trading psychology to live trading days. Besides technical analysis, risk management is also a recurring topic on ClayTrader’s channel.
- Subs (May 2019): 47,000
Meir Barak is a veteran trader with more than 17 years of trading experience. He teaches on Tradenet and posts his trades in his live Trading Room. Barak’s channel is focused on beginner to intermediate traders and offers plenty of advice to aspiring traders. Besides his live day trading videos, there are also trading competitions organised by Barak from time to time.
- Subs (May 2019): 296,000
Since 2016, Adam Khoo’s channel has grown rapidly and hit almost 300,000 subscribers as of May 2019. That’s no surprise, given the amount of free and helpful advice that can be found on his channel. Based in Singapore, Adam is a professional stock and forex trader and the author of best-selling books such as “Winning the Game of Stocks” and “Profit from the Panic”. On his channel, you’ll find helpful videos on any trading topic as well as investment opportunities in today’s financial markets.
- Subs (May 2019): 43,000
Akil Stokes is a professional Forex trader and trading coach who shares free educational trading videos on his channel. Besides Forex, Akil also covers motivational tips and tricks for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses. His channel was established in 2012 and includes Akil’s personal trading podcasts, risk management videos and trading lessons on how to become a consistently profitable trader.
- Subs (May 2019): 66,000
Established in 2007, TopDog Trading is one of the older YouTube channels on this list with a subscriber count of 66,000, as of May 2019. Despite the relatively low number of followers, TopDog’s channel offers valuable educational resources on swing trading and day trading the Forex market, stocks, E-minis, futures, and options. TopDog covers all important trading concepts and also shares some popular trading strategies in his videos.
- Subs (May 2019): 1,659,000
This is another mainstream giant that doesn’t need a long introduction. For many traders, checking Bloomberg.com has become part of their daily trading routine, and this is Bloomberg’s YouTube channel. You’ll find videos on trending world topics in business, politics, and environments, to name a few. Experienced traders already know how headlines can change the market sentiment at a moment’s notice, which makes following Bloomberg’s YouTube channel a must for any serious trader.
Day Trade to Win
- Subs (May 2019): 29,000
Day trade to Win is established in 2009 and focuses on day trading strategies using pure price-action. The great thing about pure price-action is that it can be successfully applied to numerous financial markets and instruments, including e-minis, currencies, stocks, and commodities. The channel has also some scalping strategies covered and claims to be trading the market from the open to noon. Short-term traders will find some interesting content on the channel for sure.
- Subs (May 2019): 30,000
Tradeciety is a relatively new channel established in 2016. With 30.000 followers, it’s also among the smallest in our list. Still, I’ve decided to add it because of the interesting videos and topics covered on the channel. The founders of Tradeciety call themselves “Trading Nomads”, as they’re traveling the world and trade just using their laptops. Their channel is a mix of trading strategies, Q&As, risk management and live trade examples, mostly based on the Forex market.
The Boiler Room
- Subs (May 2019): 74.000
The Boiler Room YouTube channel was opened in 2017 by Connor Pollifrone as a place to teach healthy trading styles. Over time, the channel has grown to more than 74.000 followers who’ve recognised the valuable channel content. The Boiler Room is especially famous for its day trading calls and trading re-caps.
- Subs (May 2019): 76.000
Patrick Wieland is a momentum day trader who shares his experience in his YouTube videos. The channel features entertaining clips and Patrick’s thoughts on the financial markets, investing, cryptocurrencies and trading strategies. If you want to take a break from studying risk management and technical analysis, Patrick’s channel offers refreshing content for you.
- Subs (May 2019): 2,200
Operating in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Ottawa, Trading Central is a provider of investment research and market analysis, and this is their official YouTube channel. Don’t get fooled by the small number of followers, as Trading Central’s channel offers great market commentary on trending topics as well as analysis on major currency pairs.
Bulls on Wall Street
- Subs (May 2019): 61,000
Bulls on Wall Street opened their YouTube channel in 2009 and attracted over 61.000 followers since then. The channel is especially popular for its daily market watch lists, but trading lessons and cryptocurrency updates are also occasionally published. The market watch lists are quite detailed and updated on a daily basis, so if you’re a stock day trader, give this channel a try.
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