There are a number of new financial media projects that have launched recently. Is it simply a coincidence, or is there something in the water? It doesn’t hurt that the financial markets, including crypto, have had a good year and a half. However most of the energy in media has not been in traditional media but has migrated to podcasts, YouTube, TikTok and the like.

Robinhood-owned Sherwood Media has launched. It will include content from its existing brands Snacks and Chartr. The list of writers is impressive including Matt Phillips, Luke Kawa, Jack Raines, among others. If nothing else, the site has a cool new look, per kottke.

Herb Greenberg and Steven Lamar are launching Wall Street Beats, an online investment media platform that will be focused on the US and global markets, as well as stock and sector specific commentary, research and analysis. Contributors including Jeff Macke, Paul Kedrosky, among others have a wealth of experience. Interestingly, Wall Street Beats is a subscription service.

Phil Rosen and Anthony Pompliano are launching Opening Bell Daily. In addition to the daily newsletter, the pair is also starting a long-form podcast. The stated goal is five-day

A handful of former Business Insider are launching MoneyIn2 a newsletter focused on young investors in the UK. The idea is to provide readers with a two minute dose of insight. The newsletter is using Substack as its CMS.

We may be reading too much into all this. Substack, Beehiiv, and the like, have provided everyone with a means to reach an e-mail audience. It will be interesting to see if this is a trend, or just a blip on the radar.


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