I’ve put together a list of finance related movies that I found entertaining to watch after studying for CFA level 1 last year. Most of them are films that I have already seen, but went back to view again after completing the related CFA study sessions. I found that I gained more insight and had a more thorough understanding of the films’ content after studying the CFA CBOK at level 1 (and even more with what I have completed on level 2 so far).
Originally, I was going to keep this list to myself for viewing during my level 2 study, but think it is beneficial to share it with everyone here. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for films that can be added to the list.
Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013): Economics, Fixed Income (Documentary)
Wall Street (1987): Equity, Corporate Finance, Ethics
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010): Economics, Fixed income, Equity, Ethics
Inside Job (2010): Fixed income, Derivatives, Ethics (Documentary)
Margin Call (2011): Fixed Income, Quantitative Methods, Ethics
The Big Short (2015): Fixed Income, Derivatives, Ethics
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005): Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Ethics
Rogue Trader (1999): Derivatives
Trading Places (1993): Derivatives
Other People’s Money (1991): Corporate Finance, Equity
Barbarians at the Gate (1993): Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Alternative Investments
Arbitrage (2012): Alternative Investments, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance
Betting on Zero (2016): Alternative Investments, Equity
The China Hustle (2017): Equity
Equity (2016): Equity, Ethics, Alternative Investments
Money Monster (2016): Equity, Ethics, Quantitative Methods
Too Big to Fail (2011): Fixed Income, Economics, Ethics
Madoff (2016): Equity, Ethics, Derivatives, Economics (Mini-series)
The Wizard of Lies (2017): Equity, Derivatives, Ethics
Billions (2016-present): Equity, Fixed Income, Portfolio Management, Economics, Alternative Investments, Ethics (TV show)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013): Ethics & Rest & Relaxation before exam
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