Dow Jones

In this section, you will find important Dow Jones news, actionable trading ideas, and a live Dow Jones CFD chart to help you understand the markets better.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA) or more commonly known as “The Dow” is a US stock index. It represents the top-thirty publicly-traded companies listed on the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
As the stock index is made up of thirty firms, the volatility in Dow Jones is significant, making it popular amongst short-term traders and speculators. Traders also use it to take bets on the US and world economy, as the firms in the Dow, like Apple or Microsoft, have worldwide operations.

Initially, the Dow Jones was only composed of 12 companies that represented the most significant industrial firms in the USA. Now, the “Industrial” in DJIA is more of a historical term than a practical one because most stocks listed are no longer associated in the industrial sector or are involved in manufacturing and construction. An excellent example of this is IBM or American Express.

Founded in 1885, Dow Jones got its name from its founders Charles Dow and Edward Jones, who also established a news firm specializing in business and finance, which goes by the same name, Dow Jones.

The set of companies in the Dow Jones change, but current and famous companies in the index are Microsoft, Apple, Nike, IBM, Visa, and Coca-Cola.

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This is Why Dow Jones Ripe for a Bullish Breakout to $28,000

Dow Jones futures are wavering today as investors wait for more progress on stimulus talks in congress. The futures are down by 100 points while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 are down by 0.35% and 0.18%, respectively. Investors have been focusing on talks between the White House and congress...

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Kodak Share Price: A Classical Pump and Dump in the Making?

Kodak share price stumbled candles made in the last 3 days prompting the securities and exchange Commission in the United States to launch an investigation into how the shares of a stock were traded. Kodak share price Spike’s last week who created a buzz in the market,  after it emerged that […]

70% Drop In Profits Sends Caterpillar Share Price Sliding

Caterpillar stock price is lower today after the company’s 2nd quarter earnings report showed that revenues and profits were down by 31% and 70.3% respectively. The company has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for the drop-off in profits and revenues. However, the earnings came out higher than market expectations, as the […]

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Dow Jones Futures Rebound – Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Earnings Boost Sentiment

The Dow Jones futures add over 80 points as the Industrial Average attempts a rebound from yesterday’s sharp losses. Better than expected corporate earnings reported from top technology companies after the closing bell yesterday, improved sentiment.

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Chevron Share Price on Edge As Company Posts Huge Loss

Chevron share price has taken a hit this afternoon after the company released its earnings report showing a loss of 8.3 billion dollars. Low oil prices and asset write-downs have hit the company’s finances. The company also incurred losses due to severance pay for 6700 staff who were laid off […]

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Dow Jones at Major Support Ahead of the Fed

The Federal Reserve of the United States (FED) Meeting is upon us, and all eyes are on the stock market. This is an important week for the stock market for several reasons – Dow Jones included. First, the big tech companies CEOs testify in front of the House Committee on […]