MarketWatch Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates MarketWatch in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.55

Bias: -5.08

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
Elon Musk continues to rail against Twitter bots, says company accused him of breaking NDA 0.67 42.67
Sen. Thom Tillis endorses Republican challenger to Rep. Madison Cawthorn 0.33 42.33
Opinion: Electric vans and trucks are the real story behind battery-powered vehicles 0 33.33
Opinion: ESG gives a tailwind to clothing 're-commerce' companies 0 39
Opinion: Reality check: The pace to mass adoption of electric vehicles will be glacial 0 29.67
Mester backs swift, more aggressive Fed strategy to tame high U.S. inflation 1.33 42
‘We will not beat this pandemic until we stop the spread of the virus at work’: Backlash against Supreme Court’s decision to block Biden’s vaccine mandate -6.67 41
At least 5 dead, scores injured after driver plows into Christmas parade near Milwaukee -1 44.67
‘It’s a toxic-masculinity thing’: Pete Buttigieg faced bitter backlash for taking paternity leave — why it’s time for the stigma to end -5.33 39.67
ARK’s Cathie Wood blames Elon Musk, ESG investors for recent crypto crash 0 41
Opinion: Will corporate greed prolong the COVID-19 pandemic? -5.67 39.67
Moderna reports $1.7 billion in COVID-19 vaccine sales, posts first profit ever 0 51.33
Facebook and Amazon set records in annual spending on Washington lobbying 0 47
Trump reportedly refuses to pay Giuliani’s ‘Stop the Steal’ legal bills -9.33 36.33
Twitter blocks post by Trump coronavirus adviser claiming masks are ineffective -5 48
White House doctor says Trump can carry out duties without disruption 0 52.67
World leaders react to President Donald Trump saying he tested positive for COVID-19 1.67 50.67
In secret tape, Melania Trump profanely airs frustrations over criticism of her -14 33.33
Putin sends Trump a telegram offering ‘sincere support’ after positive coronavirus test 0 53.67
Trump begins ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus -2.67 49.67
Hillary Clinton admits she wanted to tell Donald Trump to ‘shut up’ during presidential debate -6.33 51
Rick Santorum is not impressed with the New York Times story on Trump’s taxes — how many voters feel the same way? 2.5 37.25
The narrative driving markets is about to get challenged on Wednesday ⁠— here’s why 0 46
Why investors should sell stocks now to get ready for the big rally that’s coming 0.5 37.5
Tesla's stock set to slip, which would snap best 5-day performance in 6 weeks 1 50


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