For those who are sick of the usual Hollywood blockbusters or chick flicks, but can’t bear to stop watching television, it’s time for you to consider watching something more useful.
In today’s article, we have complied a list of some of the top shows that you can watch in order to better understand the world of finance, while not missing out on the entertainment value that you desperately crave. If you have enjoyed watching shows like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room”, our recommended list will not disappoint you.
Apart from the awesome casting in this TV series, be thrilled by the day-to-day work of the hedge fund king, Bobby Axelrod as he conqueres the industry in the process of making his billions.
While Bobby Axelrod flaunts his luxurious lifestyle, there comes the flip side of everything too. The TV series follows the U.S. district attorney finding all ways to pin him down for insider trading. We shall not go on any further in order to avoid leaking spoilers to you but watch the 12-episode TV series before the second season launches in Singapore later this year.
#2 The Big Short
If you want to learn more about the exciting life of a trader and hedge fund manager, this award-winning movie will blow your mind away.
The movie focuses on the global finance crisis meltdown in 2008, starring Christian Bale who acts as a hedge fund manager. His character found some astonishing data on the structure of a large number of mortgage bonds and he decided to bet against it.
#3 Betting On Zero
The 90-minute documentary covers a balanced side of Mr Ackman’s hedge fund, Pershing Capital Management that went short against Herbalife, betting $1 billion against its stock. Though Herbalife did not participate in the documentary, it includes some interesting footage of former CEO, Michael O. Johnson sharing his insights on the entire saga.
#4 Inside Job
If you enjoy watching ‘The Big Short” movie, you will definitely enjoy watching this award-winning documentary that takes us through the growth and downturn of the 2008 housing and banking financial crisis.
The documentary gives you a good perspective of what exactly happened during the financial crisis and the aftermath.
#5 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy
This documentary will give you shocking insights from several of Steve Job’s former partners and close friends. It also covers the beginning of the Apple computer, how the idea came about, to the devastating moment when Steve Job got fired from his company in 1985.
The documentary also features the growth and key lessons from each setback that “hippy” Steve Jobs encountered through his entrepreneurship journey.
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