Dow Jones Index

Definitions

Banking

  • noun any of a number of indexes published by the Dow Jones Co., based on prices on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • noun an index of share prices on the New York Stock Exchange, based on a group of thirty major corporations

Economics

  • noun any of several indices published by the Dow Jones Co., based on prices on the New York Stock Exchange. The main index is the Dow Jones Industrial average. Other Dow Jones indexes are: the Dow Jones 20 Transportation Average; the Dow Jones 15 utility Average; the Dow Jones 65 Composite Average (formed of the Industrial Average, the Transportation Average and the Utility Average taken together and averaged); and the Dow Jones Global-US Index (a capitalisation weighted index based on 30 June 1982=100). A new European-based index is the Dow Jones euro Stoxx 50 Index, comprising fifty blue-chip companies from various European countries.

Investing

  • acronym forDow Jones Industrial Average
    (written as DOW JONES INDEX)
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