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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Dow Jones Moment of Truth Has Come – Will 28,000 Hold?

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 […]

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Dow Jones Could Be Setting Up a Stimulus Unwind

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 […]