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The stock values of all 30 companies are added up and divided by 0.12283402, the new divisor.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an average of 30 companies' stock and is often used as a way to determine how the stock market is doing. However, there is criticism of w…hether this is an accurate representation of the overall stock market, as there are more stocks. The DOW Jones industrial average is currently sitting at 14018.70. This changes daily and stops as the market closes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or the Dow, is a stock market index. Along with NASDAQ, it is a highly watched company in the stock market industry.
Numerically speaking, you will find MANY points that are substantially lower than the crisis we're currently facing. However, one must realize that world economics are c…onstantly changing and that its difficult to compare years that are more than a few years apart. I am confident this graph will give you the figures that you're looking for. http://stockcharts.com/charts/historical/djia2000.html
dow index average in 1980
14164 in October 9, 2007. But has done better since then.
A little over 10,000
It's a stock index, tracking the weighted average performance of 30 major stocks. See related link.
It is calculated or computed by adding closed prices of stocks and then dividing by the number of stocks on the Dow Jones so that would be 30.
Charles H. Dow (1851-1902) introduced the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in 1896
Charles H. Dow (1851-1902) introduced the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in 1896 when the market was not considered a respectable venture because of unscrupulous dealers,… massive speculation, and the lack of information.
The Dow Jones Industrial is important because it us a broad group of 30 different stocks in various sectors that give us a general snapshot of the marketplace as a whole. Thes…e include, but are not limited to, housing, energy, tech and consumer goods.
The stock market