Dow Jones Industrial Average

  1. An index of the relative price movement of the shares of thirty major industrial companies, most of which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange . Changes in the average (noted as “rises” and “falls”) give investors a general picture of the state of the market. Often referred to as “the Dow.”

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared nearly 200 points, closing above 16,000.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at about 15,727, also near a record high.

For the truly massive companies that populate the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the percentage is even higher.

Markets are on a roll, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average at a record high.

On Tuesday, three big changes were made to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


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