Three stock market movies every investor must watch

April 15, 2022 12:59 AM AEST | By Aayush
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  • There are many movies based on real-life incidents in the stock market which are not just fun to watch but also informative.
  • Through these movies, investors get to know the intricacies of financial markets in a fun and easy-to-decipher language.

Watching videos or movies is one of the best mediums to grasp anything new. Watching a movie on based on a subject such as a real-life incident, a biography or even a short film containing a deep message can teach a lot, probably more than reading a plain text. This is primarily because of the mix of entertainment (audio & visuals) which is known to grab your attention for a longer span.

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Investors often love watching movies on stock market because they get to know the intricacies of financial markets in a fun and easy-to-decipher language. If you are also an investor and a movie lover, here’s a lost of three movies you cannot afford to miss.

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  1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

No stock market movies’ list can b completed without this blockbuster Hollywood movie on the life of a Wall Street stock broker. Adapted from memoir by stockbroker Jordan Belfort who rose to the top end of the pyramid of Wall Street biggies. The movie shows how he goes bust in the stock market due to Black Monday to opening his own pump and dump scheme in his quest t climb up the corporate ladder.

The movie throws light on some of the bad practices that were taking place back then and how well -trained sales personnel were able to sell junk securities for fortunes. The movie is a must watch for stock market lovers.

  1. The Big Short (2015)

There are many films based on the 2008 financial meltdown that shook the entire world. The Big Short is one of the best of all of ‘em. In 2008 Michael Burra, a stock market expert realised that subprime mortgage loans could be setting up for a big default. Leading to which he decided to bet against the then-booming housing market.

His bet was upwards of a massive US1 billion incusing his investors money into credit default swaps and eventually proven right when the housing bubble burst. The movie is a crystal-clear depiction of how the housing bubble was created and what lead to its crash.

  1. Rogue Trader (1999)

This is a two-decade old movie but worth a watch. The movie is based on a true incident of a derivatives trader names Nick Leeson who was a big shark in the stock markets and working as the prop desk of a global bank.

Due to his fraudulent and unauthorised trading activity, his gigantic position build-up which eventually turned against him, led to the collapse of the bank he was working for. If you are an active trader, you would love watching this movie.       

Bottom Line

There are many movies based on real-life incidents in the stock market which are not just fun to watch but also informative. Investors can learn a lot about how the markets work watching these movies. However, before investing a through knowledge is an absolute requirement.

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