MarketWatch

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MarketWatch
MarketWatch
Web address marketwatch.com
Type of site Financial Information
Owner Dow Jones & Company
Editor Jonathan Krim [1]
Launched October 30, 1997; 16 years ago (1997-10-30)
Current status Online

MarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data. It offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research. Along with its flagship website, the company operates BigCharts.com and the stock market simulation site VirtualStockExchange.com. MarketWatch produces the syndicated MarketWatch Weekend television program and provides radio updates every 30 minutes on the MarketWatch.com Radio Network. It also offers subscription products for individual investors, including the Hulbert Financial Digest suite of products, Retirement Weekly and ETF Trader.

MarketWatch is a subsidiary of Dow Jones, a property of News Corp. MarketWatch is part of Dow Jones' Consumer Media Group, along with The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, the WSJ.com and affiliated internet properties. Through the Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp ownership, MarketWatch is also affiliated with, among many other global media properties, the New York Post, The Times of London and HarperCollins publishers.

Peter Brimelow is a MarketWatch contributor, amongst 16 columnists who supplement the news reporting.[2] In 2012, the publication reported, it had 17 million unique users in recent years and had been honored several times as a top large business-focused website by Editor & Publisher, Media Week, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and other publications and organizations.[3]

The publication's OCLC # is 56914924.[4]

History[edit]

MarketWatch formerly operated in partnership with CBS News. The Financial Times was a financial partner and investor in the original MarketWatch. Dow Jones acquired it in January 2005 for $530 million and News Corp. acquired Dow Jones two years later.

MarketWatch was founded by Larry Kramer and others, including Bill Bishop in business development and Thom Calandra, formerly of Bloomberg London, in editorial, in 1997. MaketWatch was incubated at Data Broadcasting Corp., a San Mateo, California, company that owned distribution rights for financial information. Kramer hired David Callaway as the site’s managing editor from Bloomberg two years later. In 2013, Glenn Hall, also a Bloomberg veteran and former editor in chief of TheStreet, became the editor of MarketWatch.[5] MarketWatch created CBS MarketWatch Weekend, a regular financial television show broadcast across North America on CBS affiliate stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Krim Named Editor of MarketWatch
  2. ^ "Newsroom roster", MarketWatch web page. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  3. ^ Wilkerson, David B., "Callaway to become top USA Today editor", MarketWatch, July 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  4. ^ "MarketWatch.com, Inc. ... annual report", WorldCat.org, n.d. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  5. ^ http://www.marketwatch.com/story/marketwatch-appoints-glenn-hall-editor-2013-09-23

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