Longtime business journalist Brett Arends has been hired by Barron’s to cover small cap stocks.
He will start after the first of the year.
Arends is no stranger to Dow Jones & Co. He previously wrote for SmartMoney, its now-defunct magazine, as well as working as a columnist for the Wall Street Journal online and then for MarketWatch.
He also worked at TheStreet.com, where he won a SABEW award for distinguished commentary. Before that, from 2004 to 2006, he was a business columnist for the Boston Herald.
He is a veteran of McKinsey & Co., for whom he was a consultant in the mid-1990s, and London’s Fleet Street, where he wrote for the Daily Mail, Private Eye and numerous other publications.
Arends is also the author of “Storm Proof Your Money: Weather Any Economy, Rebuild Your Portfolio, Protect Your Future,” a personal finance book.