I am 14 years old and I want to work in the financial industry in the future; what resources do you recommend if I want to learn more about markets and finance?
I am 14 years old. I want to learn more about trending tickers and the activities in financial districts in major cities. Where should I go to become more educated about markets and finance? I want to work in the financial industry in the future. I really enjoyed Ray Dalio's video, "The Economic Machine." Are there any other videos or resources that you recommend?
That's awesome that you want to work in this industry. There are two books I always recommend to new investors. The first is "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham and the other is "The Little Book of Commonsense Investing".
Be sure to use Investopedia as a great source for articles but also to ask questions if you see something you don't understand.
First of all, congrats on being way ahead of 99% of people your age. If you are looking for a great technical introduction to the world of finance I always recommend Understanding Wall Street by Jeffrey B. Little or The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. If you are hoping for a more entertaining, but still education read I would suggest all things Michael Lewis: Flash Boys, The Big Short, and Liars Poker.
If you really want a head start on some technical aspects of the business, ordering some CFP or CFA review books would give you an incredible head start and really impress a future employer.
That's a great career track that can go in many places!
My best advice would be to focus on making yourself as well-rounded in the field as possible. Everything from understanding personal investor decisions, to how stocks are bought and sold, to technical indicators can play into a successful career in finance. The exciting stuff might be in seeing that stock you purchased move up in value, but the best investors understand WHY these stocks are moving and that takes multiple disciplines, from behavioral finance to deep balance sheet research.
A good place to start might be personal investing books - "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham and "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" by John Bogle are both well respected. These are introductions into deeper investing but they have great foundational lessons and are accessible for someone not yet in the industry.