These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate MarketWatch Right-Center biased based on economic positions that slightly favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1997, MarketWatch is a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data. The editor is Jeremy Olshan.
Funded by / Ownership
MarketWatch is a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp, which also owns The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. News Corp’s Executive Chairman is Rupert Murdoch. The website generates revenue through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, MarketWatch provides a stock ticker at the top of the page and financial news. All articles list the author and are properly sourced. Headlines are generally free of significant loaded words such as this: Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to the attorney general. Editorially, MarketWatch tends to favor the right when it comes to economic philosophy.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate MarketWatch Right-Center biased based on economic positions that slightly favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/9/2017) Updated (3/22/2019)