Dow Jones Industrial Average - DJIA

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. The DJIA was invented by Charles Dow back in 1896.

Often referred to as "the Dow", the DJIA is the oldest and single most watched index in the world. The DJIA includes companies like General Electric, Disney, Exxon and Microsoft.

When the TV networks say "the market is up today", they are generally referring to the Dow.


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  • Dow Jones industrial average — or Dow Jones n. 〚< The Dow Jones Averages, trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.〛 a stock market index based upon the current prices of thirty selected industrial stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange: also Dow (Jones) Industrials or the… …   Universalium

  • Dow Jones industrial average — or Dow Jones n. [< The Dow Jones Averages, trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.] a stock market index based upon the current prices of thirty selected industrial stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange: also Dow (Jones) Industrials or… …   English World dictionary

  • Dow-Jones Industrial Average — noun an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely cited indicator of how the stock market is doing • Syn: ↑Dow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dow-Jones Industrial Average — ➡ Dow Jones Average * * * …   Universalium

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average — egennamn EKON Dow Jones, stort amerikanskt index bestående av de 30 största industriaktierna i USA t.ex. IBM och Hewlett Packard …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average — started by Charles Dow in 1884, originally an average of twelve industrial companies’ closing stock prices divided by the number of issues …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average — …   Википедия

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average —   A US securities index …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average — …   Useful english dictionary

  • the Dow Jones Industrial Average — the daily average of the stock prices of a group of large American companies • • • Main Entry: ↑Dow Jones Industrial Average …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monthly Dow Jones Industrial Average, Table — ▪ Table Table VIII. Monthly Dow Jones Industrial Average   Average mean close1  % Change2  Average P/E3  Average yield4    1995 1996 1995 1996 1995 1996 1995 1996 January 3872.46  5179.37  +0.24 +5.43    17.0   15.8    2.76    2.28 February… …   Universalium

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