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April 5, 2021 cover of Barron's
Editor in ChiefDavid Cho
Total circulation
FounderClarence W. Barron
First issue1921; 103 years ago (1921)
CompanyDow Jones & Company (News Corp)
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York, U.S.

Barron's[2][3] (stylized in all caps) is an American weekly magazine/newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp, since 1921.

Founded as Barron's National Financial Weekly in 1921 by Clarence W. Barron (1855–1928)[4] as a sister publication to The Wall Street Journal, Barron's covers U.S. financial information,[5] 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 in the publication include:

  • Market Week – coverage of the previous week's market activity[6][7]
  • Barron's Roundtable – Posts from noted investors such as Bill Gross, Mario Gabelli, Abby Joseph Cohen, Felix Zulauf, and Marc Faber[8][9]
  • 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.[10]
  • Top Financial Advisors – America's top financial advisors.[11][12]


The magazine has been published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921.[13] The magazine is named after Clarence W. Barron,[4] 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.

Ad for Barron's, 1975[14][15] was launched in 1996 as part of

In 2005, following "its first redesign in nearly 11 years"[16] Barron's relaunched as a standalone product,[17] months after their first Financial Advisor conference.[18]

In September 2008, Barron's acquired the Winner's Circle Organization.[19] 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.[20][21]


Famous former and current editors, publishers, and journalists of the magazine include:

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  1. ^ "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report – 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Hersh Shefrin (2002). Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance. ISBN 0195161211.
  3. ^ Harold L. Vogel (2014). Entertainment Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis. ISBN 978-1107075290.
  4. ^ a b "CLARENCE W. BARRON, PUBLISHER, IS DEAD; Head of The Wall St. Journal a Victim of Catarrhal Jaundice at 73 in Battle Creek. NOTED FINANCIAL FIGURE A Writer on World Fiscal Topics —Body Will Be Taken to His Old Home in Boston". The New York Times. October 3, 1928.
  5. ^ "Barron's: IBM Credit Corp. & Comdisco". Computerworld. 17 October 1983. p. 5. The Barron's report further stated that IBM Credit Corp. ...
  6. ^ Google Scholar: N. W. Netanel (2008). "New media in old bottles? Barron's". George Washington Law Review. SSRN 1183167. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "This Week". Barron's.
  8. ^ Google Scholar: H. Desai; P. C. Jain (1995). "An analysis of the recommendations of the "superstar" money managers at Barron's annual roundtable". The Journal of Finance. Vol. 50, no. 4. pp. 1257–1273. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6261.1995.tb04057.x. performance of .. Barron's Annual Roundtable
  9. ^ "Roundtable". Barron's.
  10. ^ "Best Online Brokers". Barron's.
  11. ^ "Barron's: Comdisco books "very complicated"". Computerworld. September 3, 1984. p. 103. John Keefe, a stock analyst who follows the company, said ... very complicated, and the Barron's examination of ...
  12. ^ "Top Financial Advisors". Barron's.
  13. ^ Barron's (1921–1942). OCLC 712794404.
  14. ^ "Barron's' to bow on Web". Advertising Age. 28 June 1996.
  15. ^ "Barron's Videos".
  16. ^ "Barron's gets a redesign". Advertising Age. 17 May 2005.
  17. ^ January 2006
  18. ^ 2005: "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" (Press release). 6 December 2005. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Barron's acquires The Winner's Circle Organization". American City Business Journals. September 25, 2008.
  20. ^ "Dow Jones Media Group stitches corporate work and lifestyle together". April 9, 2018. The current iteration of Penta is ...
  21. ^ "Barron's Magazine to Launch New Section Providing Trusted Advice for Pentamillionaires" (Press release). GlobeNewswire. September 24, 2009.
  22. ^ Grant, James (1997-11-07). "The Great Contrarian". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-10-09.
  23. ^ Martin, Douglas (2013-05-11). "Alan Abelson, Who at Barron's Was a Thorn in Wall Street's Side, Dies at 87". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-10-09.

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