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Dow Jones Industrial Average

(DOW) The best known U.S. index of stocks. A price-weighted average consisting of 30 actively traded blue-chip stocks, primarily industrial, including stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

It is also a barometer of how shares of the largest U.S. companies are performing.

Related Terms:

Blue-Chip Stocks
Blue-chip stocks refer to companies with a long history of sustained earnings and dividend payments. These ...

Exchange-Traded Fund
(ETF) A fund that tracks an index, but can be traded like a stock. Many ETFs ...

Income Stocks
Income stocks have high dividend payouts, and the companies are typically in the mature stages of ...

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