From the outside looking in, the woods of Wall Street are a dense brush of jargon, formulas, soundbytes, and confusing dialogue that most people chalk up as unfamiliar and unrelatable. While much of this remains true, a large percentage of this alienation stems from a lack of resources and open communication with the hands that work Wall Street itself. Back in 2018, Overheard On Wall Street crept onto Instagram and disrupted the business and financial space, seemingly overnight. Since its digital debut, the outlet has remained the leading voice in all things Wall Street, providing a platform for discussion and dissection amongst new and experienced observers on the trades and chattels of all things Wall Street.
In nearly five short years, Overheard On Wall Street has blossomed from an alluring pulse on Instagram to a media outlet for honest, unabashed conversation on some of the trickiest topics surrounding modern society. Today, it’s more of a movement to foster community, bridge opposing networks and industries, and place transparency and clarity at the forefront of any discussion surrounding the Street. Overheard On Wall Street is driven by a team of professionals who come from the Wall Street enclaves and found utility in the murmurs that erupted in the work space that deserved some sunshine.
The Instagram account has enjoyed steady growth since its founding, and today the content is divvied up between the movement’s in-house creators and its social media following. The reality is that many people in the finance and business sectors have something to say about the juice but nowhere to speak their truth.
Naturally, publications like The Wall Street Journal offer selected stories that generate buzz around the Street. While Overheard On Wall Street doesn’t claim to replace the Journal, it does create a space for larger conversations and debates that are both informative and humorous by nature. The company has taken the stiffness and cold exterior out of the Street and shed a light on otherwise concealed stories and talkings. Likewise, people’s attention spans are getting shorter and many just don’t have the time to read lengthy articles.
In response to this, the company introduced “Short Squeez”, a newsletter that expands on its social media meme content. The newsletter delivers easily digestible content that presents a savvy alternative for curious onlookers who want more from all things finance and business. Even with optimal accessibility, “Short Squeez” never compromises smart writing with a punchy position that even the most polished professional on the Street could enjoy. In just a year and half’s time since its debut, “Short Squeez” has developed a loyal audience of nearly 200,000 finance professionals across the globe.
For Premium members, “The Short Squeez Vault” offers a library of additional resources. Their approach comes from a place of expertise but is seasoned with a youthful energy we often miss in conventional quarters. With this refreshing cadence, Overheard On Wall Street is walking to a new beat that many, if not the rest of us, can keep up with. Looking ahead, Overheard On Wall Street is gearing up to release a podcast that will stand as the leading voice for the community, including interviews and deep dives with TikTok personalities, young entrepreneurs, and individuals making big waves in the Street.
Most importantly, Overheard On Wall Street is about bringing this high-profile industry to the surface through more innovative and colorful vessels like spunky newsletters, a podcast, meme carousels, and a line of plushy merchandise that you can wear loud and proud. Among their rotation of treats, consumers will find t-shirts with the iconic Charging Bull and a BDSM tribute (Business Development Sales & Marketing).
The sassy and straightforward behavior that has become synonymous with Overheard On Wall Street is a breath of fresh air against stagnant backdrops and an increasingly closed off network around the Street. As an up-and-coming media company, Overheard On Wall Street peels back the curtain of finance, business, and everything in between with a playful panache we’ve never seen before, at least not from an upright wolf. The team behind Overheard On Wall Street remains the leader of the pack, and with so much development in their pipeline, we can raise a glass to the future of business higher than we’ve done in the past.