It looks set to be a 10th consecutive day of losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after a steep 1.31% fall on Friday following comments by St. Louis Fed President James Bullard in a CNBC interview covered by Reuters. Bullard shed more light as to the FOMC’s volte-face on […]
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.
Dow Jones CFD Chart
Dow Jones News
Dow Jones Industrial Average is up by 141.59 points or 0.41% to its current level of 34,464.64. The rallying has been fuelled by the strong US labor market data and subsequent optimism on economic recovery. On Thursday, the US Department of Labor indicated that initial jobless claims had dropped to […]
The Dow Jones index is in a tight range ahead of a key inflation figure from the United States. The index is trading at $34,323, which is slightly below its all-time high of $35,080. The fear and greed index, on the other hand, has dropped to the fear zone of […]
The stock market in the United States remains elevated. Despite some weakness seen lately, the dips lower appear to be just small corrections when compared to the rally seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing appears to have a strong impact on the Dow Jones, as it keeps finding buyers in […]
Despite a slightly higher open by the Dow Jones Industrial Average this Thursday, there are indications that the hawkish FOMC minutes may put off investors from further buying. This could lead to a selloff that targets the 33,000 price mark. Excerpts from the FOMC minutes showed that several Federal Reserve […]
The Dow Jones index is holding steady ahead of key earnings by its constituent companies and as mergers and acquisitions continue. Futures tied to the DJIA index have risen by more than 110 points. Dow Jones news: There are several things moving the Dow Jones. First, the index is reacting […]
Dow Jones has fallen further by 1.99% as the market reacts to the US consumer-price inflation numbers. April’s CPI came in at 08% MoM, which is the highest since 2009. Even with the removal of food and energy from the equation, core CPI rose by 0.9% MoM. The numbers largely […]
The Dow Jones index met strong resistance at the 35,000 level, and now the futures point to more weakness. The move lower was fueled by the Nasdaq 100 index having a rough start of the trading month. Last week’s NFP report showed that the US economy added fewer jobs than […]
The Dow Jones Industrials hit record highs on Friday after unexpectedly weak U.S. jobs data reinforced the Fed’s decision of last week to delay the tapering of the quantitative easing program. For April, the U.S. jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added only 266,000 jobs, a decline from the […]
Dow Jones is on a new record high amid rising value stocks, strong economic data, and an improving risk appetite. On Friday, the index was up by 0.93% at 34,548.53 points. Similarly, S&P 500 is up by 0.82% at4,201.56 points while Nasdaq has risen by 0.37% at 13,632.84 points. Notably, […]