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Dow Jones Average

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Trademark.

any of the indexes published by Dow Jones & Company, a financial publishing firm in New York City, showing the average closing prices of the representative common stocks of 30 industrials, 20 transportation companies, or 15 utilities.

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Dow-Jones average
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noun

US a daily index of stock-exchange prices based on the average price of a selected number of securities

Word Origin for Dow-Jones average

C20: named after Charles H. Dow (died 1902) and Edward D. Jones (died 1920), American financial statisticians
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