Barrons.com executive editor Kimelman is departing
Barrons.com executive editor John Kimelman sent out the following to his colleagues on Tuesday:
I’m leaving Barron’s tomorrow after a very satisfying 14 years.
I first learned about Barron’s from my father, an avid personal investor and longtime subscriber. Sometime back in the early 1980s, he picked up a copy of Barron’s on his desk and showed me how he scanned the stock tables, circling names of companies with low P/E ratios. My only question for him at the time was: What’s a P/E ratio?
Eventually I would learn about investing on my own and teach my father and other family members about the wonders of ETFs. But until his death, my Dad remained fairly convinced that anyone with a just a little research could pick individual stocks that beat the market.
Through the years as both a writer and editor here, I’ve run into many people who view Barron’s as indispensable to their investing regimen. Two notable investors, retired hedge-fund star Jim Rogers and Ariel Capital’s John Rogers, Jr., told me that they learned how to invest by reading Barron’s.
I’ve often been criticized and enlightened by many of our readers, some of the savviest folks in the U.S. A few of the really crazy ones told me that Donald Trump would win the presidency and that stocks would move up, not down. My advice to all reporters is to not ignore reader comments.
I look forward to reading Barron’s in the years to come.
Feel free to contact me at xxxxxxx
I’ll miss you and this place,
Before joining the Barrons.com staff in March 2004, Kimelman worked as a staff editor and writer with American Banker and CNBC.com, among other publications.
A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Kimelman holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Clark University, a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Columbia University.