These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Investopedia Least Biased based on neutral news reporting as well as low biased editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1999, Investopedia is an educational finance news and services website based in New York. Investopedia focuses on investing, education and financial news. Its operations have been managed by CEO David Siegel since 2015. According to their about page “Investopedia strives to empower every person to feel in control of their financial future. Our editors and experts have been simplifying complex financial information and decisions for readers since 1999.”
Investopedia’s topics include News, Investing, Financial Advisers, Tech, Markets, Small Business, The Trump Economy, Retirement, Small Business, Bitcoin, Anxiety Index, and more.
Funded by / Ownership
Investopedia is owned by Dotdash, which is an American digital media company that publishes articles and videos about various subjects across categories including health, home, food, finance, tech, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and education. Revenue is generated through advertising and subscription fees to educational classes.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Investopedia covers financial news with minimal bias in wording such as this Why Money is Rushing into Small Cap Stocks and ETFs. This story is properly sourced to Financial Times and Barrons Magazine. The website also features a section dedicated to Political News that also utilized a neutral tone and is well-sourced such as this: Cold War With China Will Hurt U.S. Stocks Long After Trade Deal. Although Investopedia does not always agree with President Trump’s economic policies, they always report factually and with low bias such as this: How Donald Trump Got His Money. In general, Investopedia reports news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Investopedia Least Biased based on neutral news reporting as well as low biased editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/19/2017) Updated (2/14/2021)
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