What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

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What makes up the Dow? The daily three-digit drops on the Dow Jones Industrial Average this week scream from headlines.
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hal

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ok...you have told us the stocks that make up the dow....but how does the number (lets say) 9000 or 9010 originate from?
david wayne osedach

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What is going to happen when the value of the dollar spirals downward?

..the Dow is going to plunge!

I'm going to start buying when we're in the 7,000's.
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why is the dow jons composed of only 30 companies when it is such a big thing?
paul shykora art

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Oct 15, 2008
 
GOD Bless...Long live North America....onward....eh.

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