Linette Lopez of Business Insider profiles Josh Lipton, the markets editor of Bloomberg Television, on how he covers what’s happening on Wall Street daily.
Lopez writes, “The California native started out thinking he was going to be a professor, so after graduating from Colgate in 1997, he headed to the London School of Economics for his Ph D. Eventually, though, he figured a masters degree was good enough, came back home, and attended the Columbia School of Journalism instead.
“Then there were stints at Forbes and Minyanville where he learned to write for investors and traders alike. But that’s in the past. What matters now are his 5:00 am wake-up calls that lead to the 10-12 hour days at Bloomberg TV.
“‘We have so many resources at Bloombeterg,’ Lipton told Business Insider. ‘We have Bloomberg analysts that forecast dividend changes for 7,000 securities at all times. In 2011 they had an 84% accuracy rate.’
“That resource has turned into a weekly segment with Erik Schtazker on dividend changes, and into Lipton’s favorite Bloomberg command (BDVD, if you want to try it out).”