Calcalist was first published on 18 February 2008, and currently runs five days a week, with a weekend supplement included on Thursdays. The paper is published in Israel by the Yedioth Ahronoth Group. The group also publishes Yedioth Ahronoth, the country's most widely circulated newspaper. The founder and publisher is Yoel Esteron, formerly the managing editor for Yedioth Ahronoth, and its editor is Galit Hemi. It is circulated nationwide and its articles feature regularly in the biggest Israeli news website 'Ynet' as well as in the printed edition of Yedioth Ahronoth.
The newspaper is divided into four sections: news, daily columns – some regular and some rotating (the rotating columns are marketing, legal, real estate, technology, career, personal finance, automotive and sports), the market – a separate addendum appearing Monday through Thursday, and "2014", the lifestyle section. Its site is at www.calcalist.co.il. According to TIM, which monitors Israeli websites, Calcalist.co.il has 740,000 unique hits per week, making it the 11th most popular website in the country.
The newspaper's slogan is "Israel is connecting to economics". According to the newspaper's management, Calcalist targets professionals in the fields of economy, law and business, but at the same time tries to appeal to a larger audience.