Media Moves

Washington Post, for the second time, expands stock listings

January 23, 2007

The Washington Post, which in November dramatically cut its stock listings but then brought some of them back a week later, is at it once again.

Washington PostAn item in the Post’s business section on Tuesday stated that the paper will be adding more stock and mutual fund listings that readers want.

The item stated, “We are adding back the most frequently requested stocks and mutual funds, which will bring our total to 1,495 stocks and 2,270 mutual funds on Tuesday through Saturday. We also expanded our futures listings, restoring aluminum, copper, palladium and platinum.

“Full listings of individual stocks and mutual funds will continue to appear in Sunday Business. Our Sunday mutual fund section also includes charts listing the performance of the Lipper mutual fund indexes, the 15 largest stock funds, money market funds, Federal Employees Thrift Savings Plan, local state tax-exempt bond funds, and Virginia Tax-Free Bond Funds.”

Read more here.

For those of you keeping score, and I know many of you are, the Post initially cut its listings to 1,000 stocks and 2,000 mutual funds in November, then expanded back to 1,400 stocks and 2,100 mutual funds later that same month. So the latest changes means the paper had added back 95 stocks and 170 mutual funds.

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