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Levine: The Bloomberg columnist who makes sense of Wall Street

October 8, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Matt Levine

Emily Flitter of the New York Times profiles Bloomberg Opinion columnist Matt Levine, who has gained a following of 150,000 subscribers to his Money Stuff newsletter.

Flitter writes, “In financial news — a medium not known for cultivating eccentric or literary voices — there’s no other writer quite like Mr. Levine, a former Goldman Sachs banker whose deadpan style mixes technical elucidation and wit.

“Each weekday, Mr. Levine, 42, wakes up at 5 in the morning. He looks at what’s going on in the markets, scrolls through emails from readers and plugs into the chatter of early-to-work traders. Then he starts to write. Roughly 5,000 words later on a long-winded day, he files Money Stuff to his editor, and it’s sent to subscribers around noon. (His column is currently on a parental leave hiatus, and will return this winter.)

“Mr. Levine’s favorite subjects include insider trading statutes, bond-market liquidity and the ubiquity of securities fraud, but his columns are never boring. They may be the only entertaining words a financial markets professional reads all day.”

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