Whether stocks are going up or down, it's always a good idea to at least have some idea about what the market is doing. If you buy individual stocks or thematic ETFs, these YouTube investing channels can provide hype-free analysis to protect your wallet.
It's also possible to help you become a better investor.
Disclaimer: None of these recommended channels (nor myself) provide individual advice. However, you can use these channels to research investments and have an easier time finding winning ideas and not losing money.
The “in real life” lookalike to the iconic Johnny Bravo cartoon character, J Bravo makes reading technical charts easy and entertaining. He also shows the latest news headlines that can impact future investing trends.
This channel follows a swing trading strategy which involves short-term trades that may only last a few days or weeks. It can require more attention to the market, but if you're handy with TradingView, you can make money as stocks go up — or down.
If you like J Bravo's style and want to learn more about swing trading, he also offers paid video courses that can help you learn how to use particular indicators and trading strategies. I've completed the basic course and like it for casual swing trading.
Let's Talk Money with Joseph Hogue, CFA
Let's Talk Money! with Joseph Hogue, CFA can give you several long-term investment ideas. These videos can cover specific sectors and also current market news.
What I like about Joseph is that he has Wall Street experience but he doesn't hype stocks like every one is “going to the moon.” In other words, he doesn't get rich if you buy a stock…even if it's not in your best interest.
Joseph is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). That's one of the most difficult professional investor designations you can earn.
Of these recommendations, this channel is most like an investment newsletter. However, you can get similar ideas and learn more about investing for free!
The Economic Ninja
The Economic Ninja is “just a dude with a brohawk and dream…” an enthusiastic dude, I might add.
These videos look at the macroeconomic news that can impact stocks, precious metals, and cryptocurrencies.
If you like Richard Maybury's Early Warning Report for its geopolitical analysis and alternative investment ideas, Economic Ninja can be your new favorite YouTube investing channel.
Ninja is an entrepreneur and his spirit is infectious. You can get plenty of ideas that can frame the way you view potenital investments and managing your current portfolio.
If you're tired of pump-and-dumps or “doom and gloom” investing forecasts, start with these three channels. They are the three channels I watch regularly to find new investment ideas and also get a different perspective on risks and rewards.
You may also enjoy these free investing podcasts if you don't have the time or sufficient data to watch a YouTube video.
Josh founded Money Buffalo in 2015 to help people get out of debt and make smart financial decisions. He is currently a full-time personal finance writer with work featured in Forbes Advisor, Fox Business, and Credible.