Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock index created on May 26, 1896 by Charles Dow, an editor for the Wall Street Journal. He had co-founded Dow, Jones, & Company along with Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser four years prior, in 1882, and the DJIA was an offshoot of their research.
The table below contains a list of the 30 current Dow stocks. Click on a symbol to pop-up a chart; the data is updated intraday (every 30 minutes) and is subject to change so check back often.
The current Dow Jones Company maintains a number of stock indices, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average, also known as the Dow Jones Industrials, or more simply as The Dow, is probably the most well-known and widely followed stock index on the planet.
The stocks making up the Dow-30 have changed significantly over the years. Originally it was a list of 30 of the largest and most substantial heavy industrial companies, as these were the main economic drivers at the time, but the Dow today has relatively little to do with "industrials".
Originally the DJIA was calculated as a simple numerical average. The daily prices for each stock in the index were summed and divided by 30, which gives a price-weighted effect, i.e., a one-dollar change in a high-priced stock is a relatively small percentage change, but it can directly negate a one-dollar change in a low-priced stock where the percentage is much more significant, thereby giving the higher-priced issues more weight. Some have argued that this is not a balanced representation, but another view (our view) is that the high-priced stocks are the leaders, and will have more economic significance, and really should be more strongly represented in the Dow.
The current divisor is much less than 30, currently running around 0.13, and is adjusted compensate for the effect of stock splits, rotating DJIA stocks and probably also just to get the price of the average in the right range.
The header block shows the stock name, symbol, date, open, high, low, close, volume, and price change, followed by the earnings per share rank, relative strength rank, accumulation-distribution percentage, market cap, average volume, and percentage the current price is from the all-time high.
The relative strength rank is plotted as an indicator in a window at the top, in black, and below that is the price chart, in candlestick format. The 50-day and 200-day eXponential Moving Averages (XMAs) of price overlay the candlesticks in blue and red, respectively. The volume histogram bars are plotted under the price bars, logarithmically-scaled, with the 17-day XMA of volume overlaid in blue
Note: The price candlesticks feature our proprietary Climax Low buy signals and Climax High sell signals (when present). These proprietary signals are the result of many years of research; they can be phenomenally accurate, and should not be overlooked. There's also an occasional green candlestick, which represents a new high in price.