MarketWatch

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MarketWatch
MarketWatch logo.png
Web address www.marketwatch.com
Type of site
Financial Information
Owner Dow Jones & Company
Editor Jeremy Olshan[1]
Launched July 31, 1997; 19 years ago (1997-07-31)[2]
Alexa rank
Decrease 930 (August 2016)[3]
Current status Online

MarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data. The company operates BigCharts.com and the stock market simulation site VirtualStockExchange.com. MarketWatch 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.

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.[4]

The publication's OCLC number is 56914924.[5]

History[edit]

MarketWatch used to operate in partnership with CBS News. The Financial Times was an original financial partner and investor in MarketWatch. Dow Jones acquired it in January 2005 for $530 million.

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. MarketWatch was incubated at Data Broadcasting Corp., a San Mateo, California, company that owned distribution rights for financial information. Calandra recommended that Kramer hire David Callaway a former colleague of Calandra, as the site’s managing editor from Bloomberg two years later. In 2013, Glenn Hall, former editor in chief of TheStreet, became the editor of MarketWatch.[6] In 2014, Jeremy Olshan, a veteran of the New York Post, took over as editor.[7]

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