14,000 views for a new show in just over twelve hours. It turns out that there are a lot of people who are excited about this sort of sober, thoughtful analysis.
The format of financial television does not allow for this type of show. We have the luxury of not having to worry about commercial breaks or knee-jerk reactions that might be stale thirty minutes later. We let the market digest the news before reporting on it.
The first episode of “Great Quarter, Guys” was all about big tech. Alex Kantrowitz, Dan Ives, Josh and I did ten minutes each on Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, and Tesla.
The pilot episode went about as well as it could have, but we’re excited for future shows to get even better as we do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.
I can see this expanding into fintech (Square, Robinhood, Coinbase) and media (Netflix, Disney, Paramount) and other of the most closely watched industries.
Michael Batnick is a managing partner at Ritholtz Wealth Management. He is the co-host of Animal Spirits, What Are Your Thoughts, and The Compound and Friends. For disclosure information please see here.