No video this week, what with thanksgiving holidays and all that. But I did want to take a couple of minutes to tell you about a really important change of direction I’m planning for my video podcast.
When I first started producing live trading videos well over a year ago, I broke new ground – I posted them to YouTube for all to see, and at the time, I was the only trader doing so. Then I started distribution through iTunes (more on that in a bit), again breaking new ground.
Since then of course, lots of people have jumped on the bandwagon, and the are loads of videos available on youtube and similar sites. So the bar has been raised, which is great.
The feedback to my videos has been overwhelmingly positive. But watching live trades all the time is only useful to a point. What I can’t do very effectively while trading live, is explain some of my thought processes. In other words, showing what I’m doing is one thing, but I want to explain more about why I’m doing it.
So I’ve decided to take my videos in a new direction. Starting next week, I’m going to be bringing you more background stuff. Instead of live trades, I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts on how to trade.
This is going to be quite organic, and hopefully interactive. I’ve not got a long pre-planned list of subjects to cover, instead, I want to use your feedback to direct me. If there’s something you want me to talk about in a video, then let me know.
I’ll continue to include live trades from time to time as I know they’re popular. But over and above that, the format is open!
Getting The Videos
I mentioned iTunes earlier, and I really think this is the best way for getting your hands on my vids. It doesn’t matter if you use a Mac or a PC, iTunes makes the whole process ridiculously easy. You simply subscribe to my video podcast stream (for free of course), and every time I release something, it’s automatically in your iTunes!
You can watch it straight away on your computer, or if you have an iPod or iPhone, just sync it up and watch wherever you happen to be when you have a few spare minutes.
The great thing about this way of getting the videos is there’s no problem with buffering, or the video stopping and starting during playback, because it’s already downloaded to your iTunes. It also means you can keep copies of my videos on your computer, so if you want to watch more than once, you don’t have to wait for it to download each time.
If you don’t already have iTunes, you can download it for free from here (there are PC and Mac versions):
Once you’ve got it installed, you can subscribe to my podcast either by clicking this link:
…or simply search for Harvey Walsh in the iTunes Store. That will bring up my podcast page, and then you just click the Subscribe button.
I always make new videos available on iTunes before they can be seen anywhere else. Starting next week this will be even more the case – iTunes subscribers will get at least a 24 hour head start on anyone else.
Of course, I’ll still be posting videos here to the blog, if you prefer to watch in a browser. But if you want to be first to see what’s new, subscribing through iTunes (for free) is the way to go.