These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Macrotrends as least biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Macrotrends is a financial data and charting company that provides free financial and economic data to investors and traders. The site does not have an About page; therefore, when the website launched and who founded it are unknown. Macrotrends is based in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Funded by / Ownership
Macrotrends lacks transparency as they do not list ownership. However, a search reveals they might be owned by Macrotrends LLC. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Macrotrends’ website offers various financial data, including historical stock prices, economic indicators, and demographics. It provides a historical analysis of the performance of the S&P 500 index during the presidencies of each US president S&P 500 Performance by President,” from Harry Truman to Joe Biden.
The page includes a chart that displays the annualized performance of the S&P 500 during each presidential term. The analysis gives investors and market observers a historical context for understanding the relationship between politics and financial markets. However, Macrotrends does not use hyperlinks for sourcing.
Editorially, they do not produce opinion content, and they don’t criticize politicians or political parties. In general, Macrotrends is fact-based and least biased but wholly lacks transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Macrotrends as least biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership. (M. Huitsing 04/13/2023)
Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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