NEW MEDIA: WEB WATCH: FINANCIAL SITES

Rank Site Address Latest monthly page impressions (millions) 1 Financial Times ft.com *55.6 2 The Wall Street Journal wsj.com 45.5 3 Advanced Financial Network advfn.com 35.6 4 The Motley Fool fool.co.uk 17.4 5 The Economist economist.com 16.4 6 Ample ample.com 15.0 7 Hemscott hemscott.net 13.8 8 MX MoneyeXtra moneyextra.com 8.1 9 Bloomberg bloomberg.co.uk 5.2 10 Sharepages sharepages.com 5.1 These are unaudited figures taken from publishers unless stated. The data used in this table is supplied by BRAD: www.intellagencia.com. Tel: (020) 7505 8458. For a free listing in the New Media section of BRAD, call (020) 7505 8263. *Figures from ABC Electronic.

FT.com holds a clear lead over The Wall Street Journal in second place. The Financial Times offers a three-tiered website, with a basic news and search facility for non-subscribers and two levels of subscription.

The first level, costing £65 a year, offers full access to news, comment and analysis while the second tier, costing £150 a year, adds extra services and information on global markets. FT.com has already broken even and has advertisers including Radisson Edwardian, Intelligent Finance and UK Betting.