DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average Overview

Of course, Microsoft has done so with its monetization of CoPilot. However, that hasn’t been nearly as successful as Nvidia’s monetization through chip sales, which remain in high demand for AI applications. Powell sounded “remarkably dovish” in his press conference on Wednesday, Rooney Vera said in a call. Information provided by Titan Support is for informational and general educational purposes only and is not investment or financial advice. It beat its January high, rising to 9,093.24 by the close of the day.

Individuals can invest in the Dow, which would mean gaining exposure to all of the companies listed in it, through exchange-traded funds (ETFs), such as the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA). For example, the Dow crossed seven thousand point barriers within 12 months during the pandemic-era market rally that gained steam in the second half of 2020. Investors continue to wave off concerns over the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Stay informed on the most impactful business and financial news with analysis from our team. Markets tend to rise as the economy expands, the Dow is no exception, although it reflects periods of volatility, is the second-oldest U.S. market index still in use. The Dow fell 17% in three months, from 2,864.60 on Aug. 2 to 2,365.10 on Oct. 11, 1990.

  1. It hit two of them in the first few weeks in January, closing above 25,000 on Jan. 4.
  2. The average number of days between thousand-point milestones have gotten shorter over time, as the percentage gain required to hit each new level declines.
  3. Fed fund futures traders are now pricing in a 58% likelihood that the Fed will deliver its first rate cut in March 2024, according to CME FedWatch tool.
  4. The shares included in it are weighted according to price; the index level represents the average of the shares included in it.

Stocks with higher share prices are given greater weight in the index. So a higher percentage move in a higher-priced component will have a greater impact on the final calculated value. At the Dow’s inception, Charles Dow calculated the average by adding the prices of the 12 Dow component stocks and dividing by 12. Over time, there were additions and subtractions to the index that had to be accounted for, such as mergers and stock splits. As the economy changes over time, so does the composition of the index. A component of the Dow may be dropped when a company becomes less relevant to current trends of the economy, to be replaced by a new name that better reflects the shift.

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The better-than-expected performance provided the company the confidence to raise guidance for multiple metrics. That’s all on top of a year that saw Salesforce shares amongst the best performers on the Dow Jones Index. On Jan. 22, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day above 38,000 for the first time in history. The strong performance of the index and historical highs suggest that 2024 will be very strong. 21After peaking on February 12, 2020, the Dow Jones rapidly fell into correction later that same month and into bear market territory in the next month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is made up of 30 large stocks. The DJIA tracks the price movements of 30 large companies in the United States. The selected companies are from all major U.S. sectors, except utilities and transportation.


The following is a list of the record closes of the Dow Jones Industrial Average grouped by year since May 26, 1896. After the end of the second World War, the Dow started another recovery that ultimately led to the all-time closing high set back in 1929. Cardillo also said he expects the year-end rally in stocks to continue through 2024, but perhaps not to be as “vivacious” as on Wednesday.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (the Dow) is an index of the 30 top-performing U.S. companies. The most recent all-time-high record (as of this writing) was on Jan. 4, 2022, when it closed at 36,799.65. The EIA reported a 1.2 million-barrel build in crude stocks against expectations of an 800,000-barrel draw estimated in a Wall Street Journal survey of analysts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.8%, after notching a record close on Tuesday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lost 2.2%, its largest daily decline since December 2022. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock index of 30 U.S. blue-chip large-cap companies, which has become synonymous with the American stock market as a whole.

The Dow responded with new highs throughout the latter part of 2019, even though trade negotiations had broken down until November. It hit a milestone on July 11, closing above 27,000, and then another on Nov. 15, closing above 28,000 (in the chart below, milestones are noted). The market „appeared to focus on a rebound in production back to a near record pace of 13 million barrels a day amid an unexpected further decline in refinery activity,“ Ritterbusch says in a note. Earlier in the day, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady. While that was widely expected, Chairman Jerome Powell also said a March rate cut was “probably not the most likely case.“ Like the Swiss Market Index (SMI), the Dow Jones is a price index.

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