In this post, we have compiled the top five movies on Netflix we think would give you some basic knowledge about the Stock Market/Wall Street.We hope these movies/documentaries teach you a thing or two.
Betting on zero
This documentary will teach about how people make money betting against a stock, this is called shorting/betting against a stock. We follow popular investor Bill Ackman who bet 1 billion -yup, you herd that right- against Herbalife stock. You’ll be entertained by the feud between Bill and another Industry titan Carl Icahn who invested millions to drive up the company’s stock and messed up Ackman’s plans
The Wolf Of Wall Street
This is one of the best movies about the stock market. We follow the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) in the stock market as he uses cheap stocks that move up and down drastically. As an investor, be careful with penny stocks that can lead to losses. It’ll open your eyes to the world of penny stocks and why you need to be super careful about them
The Big Short
This is the true story of how a couple of investors bet against the US mortgage market in 2006. Through their own research they discovered that the US mortgage backed securities market was a bubble about to burst, and they invested accordingly. What they didn’t initially know was how structurally flawed the MBS system was, the level of corruption in the market…and the impact on the average person when the bubble burst.
You’ll learn the importance of choosing stock plays based on data driven research – it took them two years to see results, despite the banks thinking they were crazy, the law suit threats, they stuck to their guns and made a killing! I bet some other investors believed there was going to be a crash but sold for a loss – Patience is a virtue in stock trading
The China Hustle
This eye-opening documentary is about the lies and deception of the American stock market starting off in China. It highlights the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.
This was an eye opener for me espcially since I’m invested in some Chinese stocks – doing your own due dilligence is very important.
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman’s every word. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful – and least understood – financial institution on earth. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the Fed and reveal the impact of Fed policies – past, present, and future – on our lives. Join current and former Fed officials as they debate the critics, and each other, about the decisions that helped lead the global financial system to the brink of collapse in 2008. And why we might be headed there again.
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” is no longer available to stream on Netflix,but you can watch it here