The adrenaline rush of covering the markets
Grace O’Connell-Joshua spoke with Insider reporter Vicky Huang about covering investing and crypto.
Here is an excerpt:
What’s it like being an investing reporter at Insider? And how did you get interested in covering investing?
The investing beat at Insider is unique in that it’s broad and all-encompassing, which means I could cover everything from the impact of inflation and quantitative easing on financial markets to the meteoric rise of meme stocks and the extraordinary price swings of cryptocurrencies. Because the markets are always evolving, no day is truly the same.
The adrenaline rush and excitement that comes with covering markets and investing was what first drew me to the beat five years ago. I started my market coverage by following the biggest Chinese tech stocks, such as Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent. Later I got to talk to a broad array of fund managers daily as part of my job covering the asset and wealth-management industries for two financial trade publications.
As I learned more about the impact of investment decisions on not just the global economy but also our everyday lives, I became fascinated and started to seek out investing courses, books, and podcasts outside work. Along the way I think I have become a big investing nerd.