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Barron's is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a wrap-up of the previous week's market activity, news reports, and an outlook on the week to come.

Contents

Sections

Barron's has four sections:

  • Technology Week – technology company information
  • Market Week – coverage of the previous week's market activity
  • Mutual Funds – coverage of mutual funds
  • The Wrap – analysis and outlook columns

Popular features

History

The paper has been published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921. The magazine is named after Clarence W. Barron, one of the most influential figures in the history of Dow Jones, and considered the founder of modern financial journalism. Dow Jones also publishes The Wall Street Journal.

Color was introduced in May 1990, and full color in January 1996.

Barron's introduced a two-section version of the paper 7 March 1994, a three-section version January 1999, and the current four-section version 14 January 2002.

The magazine is known for its sometimes-harsh assessment of corporate prospects, and is noted for investigative reporting on stock fraud and overvalued companies.

The magazine's primary draws have long been its columns by veteran financial journalist Alan Abelson, who was editor of Barron's in the 1980s and early 1990s, and the Economics Beat column by Economics editor Gene Epstein.

Statistics

  • Its current editor is Edwin A. Finn Jr., and the newspaper boasts over 40 news department personnel.
  • Average circulation for the first half of 2004 was 301,230.
  • Its readership is 90.8% male, average age of 54, 93.8% of whom attended college, 44% of whom are employed in top management, have an average household income of $203,000, average personal income of $171,000, average household net worth of $1,228,000.

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