Investor's Business Daily (IBD) is a national newspaper in the United States, published Monday through Friday, that covers international business, finance, and the global economy. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil, its headquarters are in Los Angeles, California. IBD provides detailed information about stocks, mutual funds, commodities, and other financial instruments aimed at individual investors. The newspaper provides detailed, concise statistics using earnings, stock price performance, and other criteria to help investors find quality stocks. Detailed index and stock charts are present throughout. The stock and mutual fund information is designed to be used along with the founder William O'Neil's book, How to Make Money in Stocks.
O'Neil founded the newspaper in 1984 to "offer information not available in The Wall Street Journal and other publications" for "investors and business executives who did not have time for two and three section papers each day."
It also provided investor education through its Investor's Corner, the Big Picture, and online resources. The information provided expands on William O'Neil's previous books.
IBD includes several written sections that detail companies and news of interest. The New America and Internet & Technology sections highlight companies that may be desirable for the newspaper's readers. The newspaper's opinions and analysis of global and national events are highlighted in the Editorials and Opinion section.
In 1991, the publication's name was changed from Investor's Daily to Investor's Business Daily. Ten years after founding, it had a paid circulation of 149,557, with a claimed "total readership" of 850,000 (also phrased as "nearly 1,000,000 readers"), though in 2002, the Los Angeles Business Journal said that it has not been a moneymaker, and had had a decline in ad spending, though other O'Neil companies had done well.