Tracking The Dow

Chart

The Dow Jones industrial average is a stock index measuring the value of 30 blue chip companies, which represent industries driving the U.S. stock market. Created in 1896 by Charles Dow, the index usually accounts for 25 to 30 percent of the market value of U.S. stocks. Earlier this year, Dow Jones & Co. announced that Travelers Cos. and Cisco Systems would replace Citigroup and General Motors in the index.

Chart: The Dow Jones Industrial Average

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.