CBS MarketWatch is a financial news website. It is owned and operated by Dow Jones & Company. The site focuses on business and stock market news, and is also available on mobile devices.
In January, Dow Jones & Co bought MarketWatch Inc, the parent of CBS MarketWatch, for $519 million. The company beat out several bidders including Yahoo and Viacom, which held a 22.4 percent stake in the Web site as one of its original backers.
CBS MarketWatch is a provider of financial information, business news, analysis and stock market data. It also provides personal finance, investing, technology, politics, energy and retirement planning news and insights. It is based in San Francisco, California. The site was founded in 1995 by Dan Kramer and is a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp.
The network has a long history of investment journalism, starting with the publication of the Wall Street Journal in 1889. In recent years, it has expanded its coverage to include digital media and television. Its Web sites have received numerous awards and accolades.
Dan Kramer, a former newspaper editor, is the founder of CBS MarketWatch. He created the site in 1995 for the Data Broadcasting Corporation and later took it public. In January, Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, acquired MarketWatch for $519 million.
MarketWatch is committed to abide by responsible journalistic standards. It does not publish false, misleading or deceptive statements and refrains from presenting omissions or inaccuracies out of context. It strives to correct any errors on its Web sites as soon as possible, and to make corrections within a reasonable time period.
Whether you’re an individual investor or a portfolio manager, our charts help you see the bigger picture. We show you the latest stock market trends, updated in real-time along with the latest business news.
Our economic calendar keeps you informed of upcoming events that could impact your bottom line. It includes the median forecasts from the 15 economists who have scored the highest in our Forecaster of the Month contest, as well as other key economic data.
Founded in an act of rebellion, MarketWatch was the first to ask why financial news and analysis should be available only to a select few. Two decades later, democratizing access to business and financial information remains our guiding principle. The site was acquired in January by Dow Jones & Company, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, for $519 million. CBS owns a minority stake in the website. MarketWatch is based in New York City.
The online financial news site MarketWatch turns 10 this week, and is still going strong despite its imminent merger with Dow Jones, which will make it part of the News Corp empire next year. As it prepares for that change, the stalwart Web 1.0 company is trying to adapt to the social media world and get on the right side of its potential audience. I visited MarketWatch this week to see how the site is trying to grow and evolve, as well as what it might look like under the News Corp umbrella.
The site has a number of community initiatives, such as its “MarketWatch IQ” feature, which lets people answer questions and compete for points to win prizes. It also has a video program that shows clips from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. And it has a dedicated news team that reports on the latest in financial markets and stocks around the country.
During the dot-com boom, the site was a hub for individual investors as stock investing became a mainstream pastime for many people. But after the bubble burst, traffic fell and the site struggled to survive. It was eventually sold to Dow Jones in late 2004.
While the site’s content is free to use, MarketWatch does collect information from visitors, including their IP addresses and e-mail addresses. The site uses this information to provide users with personalized content and to measure the effectiveness of its advertisements.
MarketWatch has a formal conflict-of-interest policy that prohibits senior editors from owning shares in companies they write about. In addition, the website has a database that allows readers to check whether a journalist owns shares in a company being reported on. If they do, the editor must disclose that fact.