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Founded in 1921 by Clarence W. Barron (1855-1928) as a sister publication to The Wall Street Journal, Barron's covers U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a summary of the previous week's market activity as well as news, reports, and an outlook on the week to come.
Features in the publication include:
Market Week - coverage of the previous week's market activity
Best Online Brokers - A ranking of the top online trading brokerage firms. Criteria include trading experience and technology, usability, mobile, range of offerings, research amenities, portfolio analysis & report, customer service & education, and costs.
Top Financial Advisors - America's top financial advisors.
The magazine has been published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921. The magazine is named after Clarence W. Barron, an influential figure to Dow Jones and a founder of modern financial journalism. Dow Jones also publishes The Wall Street Journal. In 1990, color was introduced to the magazine and full color in January 1996. Barron's introduced a two-section version of the paper on March 7, 1994.
Ad for Barron's, 1975
Barrons.com was launched in 1996 as part of WSJ.com.
Following "its first redesign in nearly 11 years"Barron's relaunched as a standalone product, months after their first Financial Advisor conference.
In September 2008, Barron's acquired the Winner's Circle Organization. In September 2009, Barron's launched Penta as a new section. The section targets "pentamillionaires", individuals with at least $5 million in assets, with financial advice.
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