Dow Jones Industrial is the most important stock market index in the world. A trading strategy that fails in DJIA will probably fail in any other stock-market index.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is also called the Industrial Average, Dow Jones, the Dow 30, DJIA or simply the Dow.
Dow Jones Futures on CBOE
DJIA Volatility Index VXD
Correlations with the Money Markets
Correlations with the Forex Markets
Two important correlations with the Forex Markets. The first is with the US Dollar Index (USDX) and the second with USDJPY.
Composition of Dow Jones Industrial Average
This is the composition of the Dow Jones industrial. Click on a company name to see the intraday chart.
|Rank||Company||% Weight||% Cum|
|1||Goldman Sachs (GS)||7.18||7.18|
|6||Home Depot (HD)||4.88||33.78|
|11||UnitedHealth Group (UNH)||4.23||55.6|
|12||Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)||3.84||59.44|
|13||United Technologies (UTX)||3.68||63.12|
Stock-Indices trend very well without the annoying 'market noise' of other financial instruments. That means you can ride a strong trend using high capital leverage and by placing a narrow stop-loss order. The spreads when trading popular indices are considerably tight.
Trading shares is completely different and you should use very limited capital leverage. Do not trade shares intraday.