Stocks in Europe and the U.S. are lower on Monday with the Dow Jones industrial index off almost 300 points. A profit warning from SAP and further restrictions over the coronavirus are bringing a negative tone to stocks...
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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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American and European futures are tumbling today as the number of Covid-19 cases continue rising around the world. In the US, futures tied to the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 are down by 0.70%, 0.68%, and 0.50%, respectively. Rising Covid-19 cases In Europe, DAX index, FTSE 100, and […]
Dow Jones potential bullish flag ahead of the US elections.
Global stocks are mixed today as traders react to overnight debate between Donald Trump and Biden, corporate earnings, and the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Europe. In the United States, Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 futures are down by more than 0.20% as the US dollar index […]
The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, the UK financial watchdogs, have slammed a £96.6 million fine on Goldman Sachs International for a failure of risk management processes and their role in the 1MDB scandal. The scandal arose after the new Malaysian government began to question financial transactions […]
American stocks are falling in the futures market as traders remain concerned about stimulus and the upcoming US election. The blue-chip Dow Jones is down by more than 130 points while the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 are down by more than 0.40%. The CBOE VIX index, has jumped by […]
Dow Jones move without direction recently. The last week or so brought only uncertainty as the U.S. elections loom, and the fiscal stimulus is not extended. After all, it is just a political battle ahead of a tough battle for both the White House and the Congress. But the Dow […]
US futures are rising as investors react to strong earnings from companies like Procter & Gamble (P&G), Texas Instruments, and Snap. The Dow Jones, S&P 500 index, and Nasdaq 100 are up by 0.60%, 0.65%, and 0.57%, respectively. The closely-watched fear and greed index remains at 58, which is a […]
Dow Jones futures are pointing to a flat open in the U.S. stock market but yesterday’s 410 point sell-off could be the start of a stimulus unwind. The deadline for a deal was set for today by House Speaker Pelosi but there is a possibility that the two sides will […]
Dow Jones still struggles at the highs but seems poised to make a new all-time high. September retail sales numbers crushed expectations, likely supporting another attempt at the highs. 2020 has been a tough year so far. The initial market reaction to the pandemic triggered a wave of responses from […]