Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), widely known as the Dow.

The Dow Jones is a stock market index showing 30 publicly owned companies situated in the USA, the index of prices used on the New York stock exchange.

The Dow Jones name is mainly historical, as many of the modern 30 components of the indices have little to do with the traditional heavy industry.

Dow Jones                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Dow Jones chart on Tradingview)

The index is made up to gauge the performance of the American industrial sector within the economy, and the index’s performance does continue to be influenced by corporate and economic reports, as well as domestic and foreign political events.

Some of the companies listed in the Dow Jones index include:

  • Apple
  • Boeing
  • Coca Cola
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Mc Donald’s
  • Visa

Any many more companies that are very widely known throughout the world.

As of July 2018, Goldman Sachs and Boeing are among the highest priced stocks in the Dow index and therefore tend to have the greatest influence on it.

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