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Dow Jones Index

Dow Jones (US30)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also known as the US30, is a stock market index that tracks the performance of 30 large, publicly owned companies based in the United States.

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All time High / Low
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Daily price range:
Low
18459.4
High
18757.5

Dow Jones (US30) Contract Specifications

  • Minimum Spreads, points: 0
  • Contract Size per Lot: 25
  • Swap type: Points
  • Swap Long: -39
  • Swap Short: -3
  • Margin Group: FX Majors
  • Margin Currency: EUR
  • Tick size: 0
  • Trading Platform: MetaTrader 4
  • Minimum Volume: 0.01
  • Maximum Volume: 0
  • Trading Schedule EET: 00:00 - 23:59 Mon - Fri
  • Hedged Margin: 0
  • Days Swap: FX Wednesday, metals-indices-oil friday

The history of the Dow Jones index

The history of the Dow Jones index spans over a century, reflecting the fluctuations and trends in the U.S. economy and financial markets. Over the years, the index has seen periods of growth, decline, and significant milestones. The index has also evolved in terms of its methodology and composition.

Since its inception in 1896, the DJIA has undergone changes in its components. As of September 18, 2023, the index consists of 30 companies representing various sectors of the economy. These companies are selected by the index committee of S&P Dow Jones Indices based on their size, reputation, and relevance to the U.S. economy. The composition of the index has changed over time to reflect shifts in the economy and to maintain the representativeness of the index.

Throughout its history, the Dow Jones index has experienced significant events that had an impact on its performance. Some notable events include the 1929 stock market crash, the Great Depression, the dot-com bubble of the 1990s, and the global financial crisis of 2008. Despite these events, the DJIA has shown resilience and long-term growth, reflecting the strength of the U.S. economy and its companies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a stock market index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq. It is often used as a barometer of the broader US stock market.

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The Dow Jones Index can be influenced by a variety of factors, including economic indicators, company earnings reports, geopolitical events, and changes in investor sentiment. It’s important to stay informed about these factors to make well-informed trading decisions.

Traders can engage with the Dow Jones Index through various instruments, including futures contracts, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), and individual stocks of the component companies.

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