These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Market Realist as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial perspective that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Market Realist is a financial news and analysis website founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York, United States.
The website provides information and resources to help people become financially savvy and free. Their mission is to be an accessible and empowering source of financial information that can help you take control of your finances.
Read our profile on the United States media and government.
Funded by / Ownership
Market Realist is owned and operated by Engrost inc. The website generates revenue through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Market Realist publishes articles that advise people on resisting the impulse to buy unnecessary items. It outlines strategies to help individuals become more mindful of their spending habits and make more conscious decisions about their purchases, such as “Are You an Impulse Buyer? Here’s How to Stop.”
Regarding news reporting, Market Realist provides well-sourced information to support claims made in the articles. However, this article’s title has strong, emotionally loaded language “Which Advertisers Are Left on Tucker Carlson’s Show? List Is Slim.” A quote from the article reads, “Carlson appeared on a Fox News show in early April 2021 to speak about his belief that Democrats are intentionally bringing in immigrants to replace Americans and weaken their voting power. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) pointed out that this notion is akin to the “white replacement” theory employed by white supremacists and hate groups.”
Another article titled “Amazon Is Closing More Stores — These Locations Will Be Impacted” examines Amazon’s strategy, the impact of the closures on Amazon’s business, and the potential implications for other retail stores. It is written objectively and provides a balanced analysis of Amazon’s decision to close some of its physical retail stores.
Regarding sourcing, Market Realist utilizes credible sources such as Reuters, The New York Times, Fox Business, Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal, and Geekwire.
Editorially, we found several instances where they report negatively on Fox News while having more favorable reports on the left, such as this Impressed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes? Wait Until You Meet His Brother Luke. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Market Realist as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial perspective that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 03/12/2023)
Last Updated on March 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources