Dow Jones Industrials

The Dow Jones Industrials Average is an index that comprises 30 stocks. Originally founded in 1896, it is now owned by the Dow Jones Company. The Dow Jones Industrials index is price-weighted. While many households follow the Dow Jones Industrials, it is increasingly becoming outdated as many more current indexes are far more representative of the markets.


With remarkable consistency, oil stocks continue to do great on the stock market. Even though spot oil seems to be stuck below $100.00 a barrel, gasoline prices have been going up for the last month, as U.S. refiners use January…

The stock market’s recent breakout has legs, and there’s more optimism for the economy and corporate earnings this year. The stock market had a very strong start to the year, with the Dow Jones Industrials leading the way. Transportation stocks…

The Dow Jones Industrials gave up most of their gains this year in the recent stock market selloff; given current fundamentals, this market is oversold. Strife in the Middle East definitely affected investor sentiment last week, but the market is…

The S&P 500 is up against a bit of a wall and has to convincingly break 1,465 again, which it achieved in mid-September, in order to accelerate. A lot of corporate earnings have been decent, but quite a few are…

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ/ADP) is one of those blue chips that have a good thing going with their private sector U.S. jobs reports. The stock market moves on the news, and so does Automatic Data Processing (ADP). According to…

Even though the Dow Jones Industrials just hit their best level since 2007, the Dow Jones Transportation Index began to appreciate with the other major indices only in the last week—and this is with buoyant oil prices. It all leads…

The stock market is on the third leg of a repeating pattern that began about three years ago. The spectacular stock market decline that began in 2008 hit a bottom in March 2009, and then promptly recovered. July 2009 saw…

Following a weak second quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 indices are now in positive territory for the first time since the end of the first quarter on the backs of a positive July and August. So far,…

It is summertime, and you expect the trading action in the stock market to be subdued, but there’s a big divergence taking place, and it isn’t good. The Dow Jones Transportation Index is not confirming the primary trend of the…

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE/AA) will be the first Dow Jones Industrials stock to report in the second-quarter earnings season, as it kicks off with its results on July 9. The company is one of the world’s top aluminum makers and a…

My gut tells me that the stock market will soon come to a head in terms of its direction. The stock market is looking for a new catalyst and, whatever that is; share prices will advance or retreat. We’re at…

The first quarter was great for stocks. April on the other hand has not been kind to stocks so far, but it’s early. The question is: are stocks pausing and then moving higher or lower? Is this a sucker’s rally?…

There is plenty of rejoicing on Wall Street as traders celebrate the third anniversary of the beginning of the current bull market rally with heavy buying on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrials surged 218 points to above the stubborn 13,000-point…

It’s that time of the year…investors want to know where the stock market is headed in 2012. And I don’t blame them for their anticipation. It’s been three great years for stocks; what will we see next year? In classic…