MarketWatch Bias and Reliability Overview

MarketWatch is a website published by Dow Jones and Company that presents business news and analysis, stock market data, and financial information. Founded in 1997, the site records 56 million visits per month. MarketWatch has bureaus in New York City and in Europe. Ad Fontes Media rates MarketWatch as skews left in terms of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are MarketWatch’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.53

Bias: -7.50

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
Facebook and Amazon set records in annual spending on Washington lobbying047.1
Trump reportedly refuses to pay Giuliani’s ‘Stop the Steal’ legal bills-9.3335.38
White House doctor says Trump can carry out duties without disruption052.45
World leaders react to President Donald Trump saying he tested positive for COVID-191.6751.15
In secret tape, Melania Trump profanely airs frustrations over criticism of her-1432.94
Putin sends Trump a telegram offering ‘sincere support’ after positive coronavirus test053.09
Trump begins ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus-2.6749.43
Hillary Clinton admits she wanted to tell Donald Trump to ‘shut up’ during presidential debate-6.3350.18
Rick Santorum is not impressed with the New York Times story on Trump’s taxes — how many voters feel the same way?2.537.45
The narrative driving markets is about to get challenged on Wednesday ⁠— here’s why045.12
Why investors should sell stocks now to get ready for the big rally that’s coming038.79
Tesla's stock set to slip, which would snap best 5-day performance in 6 weeks149.93
MyPillow fight: CNN’s Anderson Cooper tears into Mike Lindell over claim that oleandrin is a coronavirus cure-24.537.96
Samsung profit surges on strong chip demand0.6750.85
America’s ‘sad state of affairs,’ captured in one disturbing chart-742.44
This is the age group most affected by the COVID crisis-0.2549.7
Huawei tops Samsung as world’s No. 1 smartphone company for first time048.69
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery042.15
Trump vetoes bill to end U.S. military aid for Saudis in Yemen war049.53
Stock market at ‘risk of a melt-up, not a meltdown’, warns BlackRock’s Larry Fink4.535.54
Asian markets little changed as China’s economy holds steady049.9
Qualcomm gets big windfall in surprise settlement, but Apple may have saved the iPhone from 5G doom0.2548.16
Netflix attracts a record number of new subscribers, but the stock isn’t reacting like usual0.2550.4
Powell’s Fed seems to be ready to junk the dot plot036.5
Bayer leads Europe markets down after U.S. court finds cancer link0.7549.84