Barron's (newspaper)

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Barron's
Barron's October 11 2010.jpg
October 11, 2010 cover of Barron's
CategoriesBusiness
FrequencyWeekly
Total circulation
(2013)
305,513[1]
FounderClarence W. Barron
First issue1921; 98 years ago (1921)
CompanyDow Jones & Company (News Corp)
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
Websitewww.barrons.com
ISSN1077-8039

Barron's is an American weekly newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp. It was founded in 1921 by Clarence W. Barron and covers US financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a summary of the previous week's market activity as well as news, reports, and an outlook on the week to come.

Features[edit]

Features in the publication include:

  • Market Week – coverage of the previous week's market activity[2]
  • Barron's Roundtable – Posts from noted investors such as Bill Gross, Mario Gabelli, Abby Joseph Cohen, Felix Zulauf, and Marc Faber[3]
  • Best Online Brokers – A ranking of the top online trading brokerage firms. Criteria include trading experience and technology, usability, mobile, range of offerings, research amenities, portfolio analysis & report, customer service & education, and costs.[4]
  • Top Financial Advisors – America's top financial advisors.[5]

History[edit]

The paper has been published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921. The magazine is named after Clarence W. Barron, an influential figure to Dow Jones and a founder of modern financial journalism. Dow Jones also publishes The Wall Street Journal. In 1990, color was introduced to the magazine and full color in January 1996. Barron's introduced a two-section version of the paper on March 7, 1994. In 1996, Barrons.com was launched as part of WSJ.com and relaunched as a standalone product in January 2006. Barron's held its first Financial Advisor conference in 2005.[6] In September 2008, Barron's acquired the Winner's Circle Organization.[7] In September 2009, Barron's launched Penta as a new section. The section targets "pentamillionaires", individuals with at least $5 million in assets, with financial advice.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "This Week". Barron's.
  3. ^ "Roundtable". Barron's.
  4. ^ "Best Online Brokers". Barron's.
  5. ^ "Top Financial Advisors". Barron's.
  6. ^ "Best of Best Meet at Barron's Winner's Circle Conference for Financial Advisors; Barron's First-Ever Event Yields Insights into Industry Best Practices". 6 December 2005. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Barron's acquires The Winner's Circle Organization". American City Business Journals. September 25, 2008.
  8. ^ "Barron's Magazine to Launch New Section Providing Trusted Advice for Pentamillionaires" (Press release). GlobeNewswire. September 24, 2009.

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