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Books or Videos - Which one is better for learning?

Jan 28, 2021 at 16:49
71 Replies
Member Since Nov 03, 2020   6 posts
Jul 19, 2021 at 19:25
Thanks for info
Member Since Apr 25, 2020   119 posts
Jul 20, 2021 at 07:08
I am of the opinion that training should be versatile, so you can cover a larger volume and learn more information
Member Since Jul 07, 2021   41 posts
Jul 20, 2021 at 11:20
In my opinion videos are quite good as the visual element may be more instructive to some people instead of simply reading. However it is important to find good quality videos that are well explained. I would supplement with reading articles and news regularly, as well as check forums as traders share a lot of personal experiences taht are very helpful.
Member Since Jun 15, 2021   13 posts
Jul 28, 2021 at 07:18
I have always referred to books over videos. Books are more detailed and easy to access .
Member Since Nov 12, 2020   13 posts
Jul 31, 2021 at 14:44
I'm personally convinced that it really doesn't matter which way of learning you prefer. You know that every trader is individual and prefer various types of learning. One can claim that the best educational content are videos and podcasts, others state that there is nothing better than educational books. So, it's up to you which way you will choose. Moreover, you can combine these types. The matter is to create your first personal strategy how to master trading activity. You make a plan like how many time per day you will dedicate to learning and what themese you will learn. Everything is quite intuitive.
Member Since Jul 23, 2020   869 posts
Jul 31, 2021 at 17:43
Both are good for learning. But I prefer video for learning especially for newbies.
Member Since Jul 17, 2020   13 posts
Nov 19, 2021 at 14:23
Both source of information are the best ones actually. You have to read books in case you want to know some theory about trading activity and understand how does the market form the price on particular asset. If you are bored of reading books you can also watch some videos in the internet from professional traders. Moreover, if you will dedicate lots of time to the process of searching for a broker, you can find a broker which will provide you with educational content which is created specially for new traders.
Member Since Jun 07, 2021   72 posts
Nov 26, 2021 at 04:14
You should take a hybrid approach. Initially, you can use books and courses to clear the fundamentals and concepts. Then, move on the video lectures on technical analysis, how to create strategies, and other practical lessons. Implementing is more important. Whatever you choose, make sure you make the best out of it.
Member Since May 31, 2021   35 posts
Nov 26, 2021 at 11:30
For me, videos work more well than books as it helps in delivering the ideas more clearly.
Seb King (sebking1986)
Member Since Apr 09, 2019   538 posts
Nov 26, 2021 at 12:07
Depends which medium is best for you. Some need more visual aids and spoken word. Other find it boring.
If you can't spot the liquidity then you are the liquidity.
Member Since Mar 16, 2021   477 posts
Nov 27, 2021 at 02:38
Very interesting, really this is a matter of concern. But I think more knowledge can be gained from books. However, it is possible to get a lot of information from the video.
Member Since Nov 03, 2021   53 posts
Dec 02, 2021 at 05:35
I prefer reading books over watching videos. My concentration usually dwindles when someone else is speaking continuously and I’ve to listen. I can focus more while reading but I know the majority of people retain information better through videos.
Member Since Nov 26, 2020   11 posts
Feb 05, 2022 at 12:33
Of course, videos are far more effective than books. However, I think that nothing can beat demo trading in terms of effectiveness. It teaches much better because it teaches through practice.
I think that trading on a real account is even more effective. I realize that it’s an enormous challenge but sooner or later I will have to try it.
Member Since Nov 26, 2020   11 posts
Mar 05, 2022 at 19:40
Book reading is one of the most inexpensive ways of learning about stock market trading. You can grab any of the top sellers and read it to get a deep insight into how the stock market works. By reading books you can understand the things that you must do and avoid as a beginner. The best part about reading books is that they are cheap and you can learn a lot of things about the stock market at a minimal cost. Articles in business journals, business websites, etc. are an excellent way of gaining stock market knowledge and information. There are many popular websites and blog pages where you can regularly visit and read the articles. This is a terrific way of learning about the stock market at no extra cost.
Member Since Jun 16, 2021   111 posts
Mar 09, 2022 at 07:23
I believe videos are the better way of learning things as most of the senses are active while listening and seeing which results in more probability of learning things. But there are many people who prefer reading books and find them comfortable.
Member Since Nov 02, 2021   73 posts
Mar 23, 2022 at 08:11
Personally, being an avid reader, I prefer books more than videos as they help in giving an in-depth knowledge about all concepts. Some books that helped me during my forex journey are:

Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, by Steve Nison

How to Make a Living Trading Foreign Exchange, by Courtney D. Smith

Forex Trading: The Basics Explained in Simple Terms, by Jim Brown
Member Since Mar 11, 2022   51 posts
Mar 25, 2022 at 05:42
I don't think there is any purpose of distinguishing between different types of learning resources. Learn from wherever you can. Personally, I prefer a mix of all.
Member Since Mar 11, 2022   38 posts
Mar 31, 2022 at 05:46
Why would anyone have to choose one out of these? Both of these are good sources of knowledge and when you combine both of these, you will be able to learn and revise at the same time.
Member Since Mar 21, 2022   47 posts
Apr 04, 2022 at 07:56
synaphea posted:
Why would anyone have to choose one out of these? Both of these are good sources of knowledge and when you combine both of these, you will be able to learn and revise at the same time.
Yes! Combining both visuals and textual information enhances the quality of retention of the information.
Member Since Mar 23, 2022   26 posts
Apr 08, 2022 at 08:18
Every individual has a different approach to learning and grasping new information. Choose what works effectively for you, and you’ll learn faster. It could be either. It is your personal choice.
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