In this new role, Santoli will serve as a voice on financial markets and economic news, providing analysis and breaking commentary of market and economic trends. He will also make regular appearances on Yahoo Finance’s original online programs “Daily Ticker” and “Breakout,” be a frequent contributor to CNBC as part of its recently announced partnership with the site, and represent Yahoo Finance at various industry events.
“I am thrilled to add Michael to our talented roster of trusted experts,” said editor in chief Aaron Task in a statement. “As a leader in online financial news, Yahoo Finance is constantly striving to bring the most reliable and well-rounded coverage to our users. With over two decades of award-winning experience, Michael’s expansive range of knowledge and insights will be a huge asset to us, and more importantly, our audience.”
At Barron’s, he wrote the “Streetwise” column, offering a forward-looking take on the financial markets, illuminating market trends and themes, and identifying investment opportunities.
While at Barron’s Santoli was a regular on-air contributor to the CNBC cable network, including appearances every Friday and Monday morning to discuss investment ideas from each week’s Barron’s. Prior to assuming his current position in November 2006, he had been a senior editor for Barron’s since May 2002 writing “The Trader” column.
Previously, Santoli had been mutual funds editor for the magazine since March 2002 when he became associate editor and wrote the “Fund of Information” column, edited the quarterly mutual fund pullout sections, and wrote cover stories for the magazine. He joined Dow Jones & Co. as a reporter for the Dow Jones News Service and covered the securities industry.
Santoli moved to Barron’s as a staff writer and wrote the “Commodities Corner” column, then began writing the “Striking Price” column, covering the options markets. Before joining Dow Jones, he worked in New York as a reporter/editor for Investment Dealers’ Digest.
Santoli received two Dow Jones Newswires Awards for distinguished real-time journalism. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University.