Barron’s Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Barron's according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.25

Bias: -0.22

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
BUD Stock Jumps Despite Bud Light Boycott Denting U.S. Sales 1 42
Covid Vaccine Revenues Are Caving. New Booster Shots May Not Help. -0.67 41.67
Apple Stock Falls After Earnings. 2 Good Reasons Not to Buy the Dip. 0 39
Get a Job in Retirement. It’ll Help Your Wealth—and Your Health. 0 47.67
How the Green Economy Will Be a Gold Mine for Copper 0 45.67
Futures Fall on Stimulus Worries, Rising Coronavirus Cases 0 46.33
What the Latest Polls Say About Whether Trump or Biden Will Win the Election 0 47
Holiday Shopping Is Starting Early. Don’t Be Fooled: Dump Department-Store Stocks Soon. 0 45.33
Why a Student of Disruptive Innovation Is Betting on Tesla, Telehealth, and Genomics 0 41.33
9 Promising Stocks From Emerging Markets 0 44.33
Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Visa, Pfizer, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week 0 48.67
Here’s How Much You Would Pay Under Biden’s and Trump’s Tax Plans 0.67 45
Shipping Giant Maersk Says Demand Is Improving. Why That’s Good News for Everyone. 0 45.67
The Dow Dropped 400 Points Because Investors Got the Narrative Wrong -0.67 41.67
No New Stimulus Could Hurt the Economic Recovery More Than Stocks Think. Here’s Why. 0 48.33
Wall Street Is Preparing for a Biden Victory, Higher Taxes and All -0.33 43.67
Trump Lambastes Dr. Fauci as a “Disaster” -4.67 44.33
Pelosi Sets Deadline for Pre-Election Stimulus Deal 0.33 52
IBM Earnings Met Expectations. Why the Stock Is Dropping. 0 48.33
Stocks Fell Sharply Monday Amid Growing Stimulus Worries -0.2 47.8
Apple’s New iPhone 12 Models Seeing Strong Reception 0 44.5

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