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DJIA – Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average also called the Dow 30, or simply the Dow is a stock market index well-known share index in the USA. It is created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones and Company co-founder Charles Dow. It was founded on May 26, 1896, and is now owned by Dow Jones Indexes consists of the 30 most important market-leading companies on the American stock exchange. It is the second oldest U.S. market index after the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which was also created by Dow.

The Dow 30 is a “price-weighted” index, meaning that the companies with higher stock prices have greater weight in the index’s calculation. But the DJIA isn’t just the sum of the stock prices of the 30 stocks: It’s a scaled average, meaning that the index’s value is adjusted to account for historic stock splits, dividends, and other changes to the individual stocks over time.

The inclusion of a company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average does not depend on defined criteria. Selection is at the discretion of the Averages Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. The index universe consists of securities in the S&P 500. Changes are made on an as-needed basis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is traded on Wall Street each trading day between 3:30 pm and 10:00 pm CET.