• Saahil Menon

3 YouTube Channels Investors Should Subscribe To

Updated: Jun 23

You’re not alone.


Starting the investing journey is hard, and it’s hard for two main reasons:


  1. We lack information, and

  2. Once we get it, we don’t know what to do with it!


One of our recent articles talked about solving the first problem, giving you 3 ways to get high-quality and easily digestible information: this is the sequel.


Here are 3 YouTube channels that'll help you maximize on everything you’re taking in: allowing you to make the most of the opportunities out there!


Let’s get started.


Nate O’Brien


Subscriber Count: 985K

Average Video Length: 10 minutes

Understandability: Beginner!


Nate O’Brien is a 23-year-old YouTuber focused on personal finance and investing easy. His biggest selling point?


He knows what it’s like to be a beginner.


He’s still young and understands the difficulties that come with opening your first trading account, figuring out the news, and investing in your first stock. That makes it easier for us to relate to him and therefore, use his guidance better.


Moreover, I’ve found Nate particularly useful because of his transparency: he’s very open with his finances and his experiences in the stock market, which assures us that


A) We’re not alone when we lose a bit of money, and


B) If he can do it, everyone can.


In other words, the perfect balance between guidance and down-to-earth-ism that allows us to learn without feeling ad nauseum each week.


New Money


Subscriber Count: 237K

Average Video Length: ~14 minutes.

Understandability: Beginner!


New Money (run by Brandon van der Kolk) is another YouTube channel focused on stock market investing, personal finance, money-saving, and building wealth.


It’s best known for:


👉 Strategy content: i.e. giving you guidance on how to invest in 2021, why to avoid certain sectors, how to beat the market, how to value companies etc.


👉 Frequency: posting 3 times a week, every week.


In other words, you can rely on New Money for long-term guidance as well as short-term entertainment: because upload consistency means that they’ll be covering all the latest market moves whilst simultaneously helping you with the fundamentals.


This is dissimilar to Nate, as his channel doesn’t have a particular schedule for uploads. In other words, you can expect 2-3 high-value videos per month but less of an idea when they’ll be coming.


New Money’s got you covered every week instead.


Andrei Jikh


Subscriber Count: 1.23M

Average Video Length: ~14 minutes.

Understandability: Beginner!


Perhaps the best out of the 3 listed today, Andrei Jikh brings a combination of the two YouTubers above.


He consistently uploads 2 videos per week whilst also adding a flare of entertainment, relevance, and guidance. In other words, he:


  • Has a much lighter and humorous approach to content creation, making his videos not only informative but also entertaining.


  • Has a track-record of uploading videos immediately after a certain event has happened. I.e. the Robinhood drama from last week, the dogecoin craze, and Tesla’s bet on bitcoin were all covered by Jikh within a day.


Whenever I’m looking to learn more about a big development in the market, Andrei Jikh’s channel is the first video-based portal I go to.


Similar ones in terms of edutainment value would be Graham Stephan, Real Vision, and Ryan Scribner.


Overall Recommendations?


Personally, I find value in all three of the channels above:


  • Nate’s videos are something I watch without question – they’re interesting and not too frequent, which means I can easily keep up with his thoughts and updates each month.


  • New Money’s videos are youthful and easy to understand – which means I can watch these with a morning cup of coffee or whilst taking a bit of a break in the evening.


  • Andrei Jikh’s content is entertaining and informative – allowing me to learn whilst simultaneously enjoying the process.


In other words, they would all be recommendations for people reading this article.


If I had to attach them to a certain type of viewer, I’d say that more experienced investors (and productivity geeks like myself) will benefit most from Nate’s content. Those who are looking for more explanatory videos (what does short selling mean? What does an option mean?) might derive more value from New Money.


And finally, those who want to passively learn (i.e. learn about investing whilst having a meal or doing chores) would benefit most from Jikh, since the entertainment aspect here means that you don’t need 150% concentration when watching his content!


I’d love to know your thoughts – check out the channels above and let me know which one you got the most value from! I’ll see you in the next article 👋

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