The Dow Jones relentless rally is continuing ahead of the first-quarter earnings season. The DJIA is trading at $33,445, which is a few points below its all-time high. This rally is also being supported by the fear and greed index, which has risen to the greed zone of 63. What […]
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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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Dow Jones is trading lower after hitting a record high of 33,257 on Monday. The index has slipped amid the heightening fear of rising interest rates. DJIA was down by 0.31% at 33,067 while S&P 500 declined by 0.32% to trade at 3,958. At the same time, Nasdaq 100 slid […]
Boeing shares are marginally higher on the day after the company secured an order from Southwest Airlines for 100 737 MAX planes. Company executives are hailing the deal as a landmark vote of confidence on the industry in general and the plane in particular, following one of roughest patches in […]
It would appear that investors are starting to get over the crazy situation that hit the US markets today following the liquidation of a US-based hedge fund’s positions. According to a report monitored on MT Newswires, a hedge fund which has been identified as Archegos Capital Management, was unable to […]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading higher for the 2nd day in a row, buoyed by a fall in the Fed’s key measure of inflation. Data released on Friday showed that Core Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index for February gained 0.1%, which was lower than the 0.2% gain in […]
Dow Jones is back up at $32,619.5 after hitting a two-week low on Thursday. The rise has been fuelled by the surge in US treasury yields and the continued strengthening of the greenback. At the same time, the fear and greed index has fallen from last week’s neutral of 55 […]
The Dow Jones index declined in the overnight session as investors reacted to the latest testimony by Janet Yellen and Jerome Powell. It fell to $32,423, which was 2.2% below the all-time high of $33,220. The fear and greed index, on the other hand, has dropped from last week’s high […]
The Dow Jones index made all-time highs last week as the world focused on the message from the Fed. As it turned out, the Fed remains accommodative despite rising yields and ongoing economic recovery, thus fueling a further rally in the stock market. However, right after the Fed’s decision, the […]
Dow Jones (DJIA) futures are holding steady ahead of the Fed interest rate decision. They are trading at $32,826, which is 81% above the lowest level last year. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index are also rising while the fear and greed index has tilted towards the greed zone. […]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average touched off new all-time highs, but failed to sustain the momentum and is now trading lower. The Dow is off by 0.27% on the day after poor economic data from the US soured bullish sentiment. Retail sales and Core Retail Sales for February came in […]