How Do You Access the Dow Jones Performance by Year?


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Many investment groups, financial news, and educational organizations maintain and publish performance records of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), such as Morningstar, Yahoo! Finance and StockCharts.com. These records are often in the form of charts, bar graphs or combinations of the two.

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The DJIA is a price-weighted index of 30 key stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It is calculated by adding the share value of the stocks and dividing them by a number which takes stock splits, dividends and similar events into account. The DJIA is one of the key indicators of the large-scale economic performance of businesses in the United States. It was created in 1896 by Wall Street Journal editor Charles Dow.

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