Article 5 Must Watch Films and Documentaries for Day Traders

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Very few films capture the essence of life as a day trader. The pressure of walking the tightrope between profitability and looming losses is rarely captured in mainstream films. While movies such as “Wall Street” and “Boiler Room” glamorize the lifestyle of accumulating wealth by any means necessary, they do not capture the essence of actual trading in the trenches. These five movies illustrate key lessons every trader can take with them to understand more about their career.
1. “Rounders” – Money Management and Spotting Fades This movie is a favorite among poker players, and it exemplifies the parallels that exist between playing poker and trading the markets. The two main characters literally represent the two sides that exist in the psyche of every trader. The contrast of styles between a “grinder” and a cowboy and the repercussions of those styles are illustrated throughout the film. The spotting of “tells” in poker is akin to spotting the “fades” in trading to...
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Thank you for your fun and interesting article :)

I loved watching Rounders, to me it's one of the best poker movies ever created. As a former amateur player myself I definitely can attest to one of the sayings in the movie: "if you can't spot the sucker during your first half hour at the table then you are the sucker." One of my former mentors told me that poker is a very predatory game, and that himself and other pros deliberately sought out weaker players and turned them into what he called "human ATMs." He also had some interesting phrases to grade players such as fish, donkeys, ballers and grinders.

There are a lot of similarities between poker and trading. I am not inferring that being good in one will automatically carry over to the other, but there are a few useful things in both games that can be carried over from one to the other.


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Good start and plenty more movies worth watching ....

plenty of movies out there ....but many are just entertainment ....I like the ones that recreate big volatility moments and the players involved the crashes .......
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