Thank you for daily providing more information, insight and knowledge on yu economy and markets——you have the best show. Ms. Abramowicz is the most intelligent journalist , always asking the most insightful and probing questions of the guests, and my letting them just give a sound bite or PR pitch. I find your show more valuable than not only any other but also WSJ, Barrons’s and NYT’s business section (although I read and find them invaluable). Well done and keep up th great work !
Sexist Commentary from Lisa Abramowicz is intolerable
I find the increasingly sexist comments from Lisa Abramowicz to male guests and, especially, her male co-host deeply disturbing.
Ms. Abramowicz‘ s “jokes” regarding male obsession with sports is not appropriate for these times and it is insulting when she infers that this is the sole topic of interest for her male colleagues.
Similarly, it is anachronistic for Ms. Abramowicz to infer that men can not discuss any topic relating to female under garments or gynaecological issues (the most recent example being a news item relating to Femtech sportswear).
This use of stereotypes is completely outdated.
Ms. Abramowicz should learn a basic rule: if it would be inappropriate comment for a man to make about a woman, the converse is also true.
Ms. Abramowicz makes me not want to listen
Ms. Abramowicz please stop making grunting noises while your guests speak. Also can you make your comments concise. It is very frustrating when you tell you guest they a minute and you go on with your dribble for 2 minutes. Thanks
Biased reporting at best.
Littered with real facts and statistics you’ll find bias on par with Michael Bloomberg’s political leanings. The hosts never do any real reporting, just push political stories of the day and have guests that are never challenged and allowed to spread false information.
Audio volume is too low
It is very hard to listen during driving.
“Authentic unbiased and up to date”
Great show! Always lets you know what markets people at Bloomberg are trying to get out of
Pimm Fox is Great, his co-host is too political
Pimm Fox is great, as he's always been. Whether he knows the topic or not, he consistently asks insightful question. Pimm's co-host, Lisa, expresses too many political opinions in me. If it weren't for the fact, Lisa alienates me with her bias, I'd give the podcast 4.5stars.
My go to finance podcast
Great quick take on different market issues and policy topics.
Advice To Bloomberg
Get an editor and bring back Pimm Foxx.
The current format is unlistenble and it's a shame. This used to the best podcast for maket insight.
What happened to this show. It is mindless. A lot of chit chat and talking over one another. I don't need to be reminded that Carol is a Jersey Girl, so what. Where is Pimm Fox???
Go back to editing the podcasts!
The new format doesn't work for busy people. t listen to these podcasts in the car. Without the editing -- taking out the market updates, commercials, unnecessary segues, they've become unlistenable.
Format Change is AWFUL
Was useful, now just a dump
by Simplepilot on Sep 13, 2014
I listened to almost all the podcasts for valuable insights from their esteemed guests. Now, instead, I get - mindless banter - market updates that are, by definition, obsolete - sports updatesI did skip through them initially hoping they would change back, but I am giving up on it now. Just not worth it - takes 30 minutes to listen to 5 minutes of useful information
by JEE_CFP on Sep 04, 2014
I have to agree with other recent reviews: the change to hour-long segments (including the commercials, market updates, mindless banter, etc.) has GREATLY reduced the value of the Bloomberg podcasts!I originally thought the change was just due to somebody new filling in for someone on vacation. So I hung in there. But as time goes on, it's apparent that the change was deliberate and permanent.I've been a loyal listener for years (I even gladly paid for the service for a couple years). But in the current format, it's pretty much useless. I guess it's time to move on.
by Phil_in_Houston on Sep 04, 2014
This was a great podcast for years (5 star). Unfortunately they have made 45 minute dumps of the radio show instead of short segments of the important interviews. I guess that is ok if you want up to the minute reports on yessterdays news. Sadly I can only listen to the occasional short interview that they still include.
Went from Valuable Shorts to a Program Dump
by cyberbiker on Aug 19, 2014
The kinds of people who listen to Bloomberg Surveillance are busy. We needed a few shorts of wisdom from Surveillance guests as the podcast use to be designed. However, it is now a segmented dump of the entire Bloomberg Surveillance radio program. Bad move!
Bloomberg podcasts - Downgraded from Buy to Don't Bother
by 53Consulting on Sep 21, 2014
They've ruined their very strong podcasts. Instead of editing their media streams and providing interviews with guests they now simply cut 30-50 minutes continuously. Evidently they think people who download their podcasts to listen at a later date are interested in news and advertising bits from prior days. Pathetic.
Please Return to the Interview-by-Interview Format
Recently, some Talking Stock podcasts have been released as 45-60 minute continuous blocks extracted straight from the Bloomberg radio broadcast. I strongly prefer the interview-by-interview podcast format. It allows me to focus on the podcasts in which I’m interested. Alternately, maybe chapters can be added to the continuous broadcast to allow skipping ahead in the podcast. Thanks.
A must for investors
Gus and the kids
The host Pimm Foxx is sharp and inquisitive. Great for new and experienced investors. Covers broad range of market news and insight.
Pimm Fox is horrid when it comes to facilitating the flow of a conversation. Way too much interrupting, and he dives into "the devil's advocate" line of questioning before the guest can even lay out their thesis.
Sadly, Carol Massar is even worse. As far as I can tell, all she is trying to add to the program is her ditzy irrelevant opinions, with an occasional "I can be a serious journalist too" questions. Absolutely unlistenable.
From good 2 g8
I'm OCD with Taking Stock.
Always find the interviews very interesting and Mr Fox digs deep and is very thoughtful. However, I am not a fan of Ms Masser or her style and she appears to dominate the interviews often.
Crashed my phone
Tried to download this and now the iPod app on my phone crashes whenever I try to run the podcast feature. Thanks.
I used to love it...
This used to be my favorite podcast when they had the whole show as one file. It was perfect to listen to while working out, or just to listen to while doing household chores. Now that it is broken into sections I find I don't listen to it as much. Its hard to know what order the podcasts are in and generally cumbersome to sync it. If they brought back the whole show as one podcast I'd start listening again!
The content has been covered plenty of times snd so I'll address what I consider to be a significant irritant: whoever is mixing the audio might want to actually LISTEN to the final mix.
They obviously have a bunch of pre-recorded voiceovers introducing the show that they insist on prefacing every episode with. They are 2 to 3 decibels louder than the recorded show.
On playback of each podcast what results is a THUNDERING voice introducing the show followed by the wimpy audio levels of the show itself- this annoys the hell out of me, especially when listening to several shows back-to-back, as I have to keep adjusting the playback volume.
HEY PRODUCTION TEAM: YOU MIGHT WANT TO LISTEN TO THE DIFFERENCE IN AUDIO LEVELS AND MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS. THE MASTERING IS DEFINITELY SUB PAR. (Shouting intentional).
Great way to make money.
I'm almost to the point of writing down the method I'm using and calling it the taking stock strategy. I've listened to taking stock every day and have chosen about a dozen investment tips to pursue that have increased my portfolio by 35% in 2010 alone. It's been an up year for everyone, but I don't think I could have done it without taking stock. Although... I have to admit that I find the technical analysts to be a joke because they're like modern day snake oil salesmen.
Two thumbs up
The segments offer multiple perspectives from Wall Street and academia. Very insightful and Pim Fox does a fabulous job leading the discussion.
I like the new format
Having smaller chunks makes it easier to download podcasts, even better over 3G (as there is a 10MB limit for 3G podcasts).
Miss the old format
Great podcast! Used to listen regularly, took a break and now come back to find it chopped into short segments. Please bring back the one-hour show!
The old format was better
I started listening to this podcast about a month ago and it has by far been the most informative and useful one I've come across so far.
But I am really disapointed to see it broken down into small sections and shortened overall. The one our podcast was perfect to listen to while in the car or at the gym. Please bring back the full podcast.
Guy's at Bloomberg, what happened????
This podcast was great!! In my opinion the most informational and unbiased podcast of all financials, but what happened with it being cut down from approx. 60 mins down to approx 10 mins?
This is really not cool, and hope that you will decide to go back to longer, less edited versions of the podcast. Really 60 mins is not too long at all. If anything, have a choice between the short and full versions of the podcast.
Otherwise I will have to find some way to rip taking stock from my fios bloomberg channel and really it probably won't end up being worth it.
Thus is the best Podcast of it's type out there. No interruptions from commercials. Competent and interesting also presenting bearish views which is the exception. Very balanced. I now subscribed to Bloomberg TV becayse if this. Keep it as it is.
The best stock market podcast out there
Hands down the best stock podcast, Pimm brings both sides of the coin in an unbiased and unpretentious manner. He gives you the scoop on what's going on in the economy through his daily expert guests. Pimm himself is very knowledgeable and tries to get as much information from his guests for the benefit of the regular investors.
I always get a great deal of knowledge out of this show. I wish it was 2 hour long.
Where'd ya go Pim?
Always love the show but rarely get to listen live. Don't mind the pre-roll. Hope you come back soon-- like, now maybe?, would be a good time...
Best Business/Investment Analytic Commentary
Thoroughly enamored by the authenticity of this podcast. Pimm Fox, the host, is an expert when it comes to interviewing. The content is very useful and timely. It offers incredible insights into the market each day and where to put your money. I listen to this every morning and I get something new every time.
Pim Fox is the best. I cannot live without this broadcast. Truly the best hour of economic news available anywhere.
Rapid fire information
Solid lineup of guests. Pim is quick on his feet and highly articulate.
Taking Stock: Serious & Informative!
Real Analysts, real discussion, no CNBC baloney. Just good guests and excellent discussions by market sector with recommendations backed by a thesis. Bloomberg has it right for individual investors.
i heard a great story on bloomberg radio during taking stock....it said i could hear it later as a podcast, but the portion of the show i wanted to listen to has been cut out!! it was a great segment about technology and dataprocessing
Nice presentation. Very informative for people who want to see how economy goes.
As good as the TV program
Very good and informative program.
Great news source for busy investors on-the-go
I want detailed information, however I don't want a lot of needless chatter. This is an excellent resource for investors wanting to stay up to date that can't stay glued to a trading screen, charts, Twitter, CNBC, etc. all day long like me. Perfect dose of what you need without sacrificing tons of time.
The best unbiased investment information.
Authentic, unbiased and up-to-date.