Which is better? FT or WSJ?
FT or WSJ: Which is Better?
Generally speaking - our users prefer the Financial Times; however, the Wall Street Journal is preferred for coverage of US companies and industry trends. Our users shared their thoughts below.
@LeggoMyGekko well summarized the opinions of commentators:
- Americas focused (both cover markets quite evenly)
- Sometimes misstated facts (later corrected)
- Too long (filler words)
- Watered down (allows average Joe who took micro/macro-econ to understand)
- Euro focused (both cover markets quite evenly)
- Rarely misstated facts
- Very concise
- Intellectual read - (i.e. connect textbook theories with markets - sometimes at very high levels)
- They assume you're very well educated in finance, accounting, economics, politics, legal, markets - so when you don't understand something, you're influenced to go look it up via google
FT is superior. Concise, intellectual, global, accurate, and relevant. Also, I like the size a lot better, I don't like how thin the WSJ has become. And in addition, the color really stands out in my mind, and when I see that pink I crave some Martin Wolf, what a genius.
Depends on where you live. You're better off reading the WSJ in NYC/America and the FT in London/Europe. While the FT is consistently good, the WSJ can either be great (Buffett writes an op-ed) or awful (columnists who are blinded by their own conservatism, don't understand a thing about the markets).
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