How Do You Find Year-to-Date Stock Market Averages?


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Financial websites such as CNN Money and Market Watch provide the year-to-date averages for stock markets, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq, according to each website. Both websites provide the one-year change for the major market indexes, and CNN Money lists all 30 stocks comprising the Dow.

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CNN Money and Market Watch offer drop-down menus allowing users to choose averages ranging from one day to five years, according to each website. Market Watch provides up to 10 years of historical data for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq. CNN Money provides the average daily volume of stocks traded compared to the past three months, and it also offers a list of all the companies on the Nasdaq Composite Index.

Market Watch provides an overview of the day’s trading activity for both the Dow and the Nasdaq, states Market Watch. The information contains the high and low price for the day along with the percent change in volume compared to the previous trading day. Drop-down menus allow users to compare indexes such as the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 with the Dow and the Nasdaq. One of the drop-down menus provides users with the ability to change the lower indicator to display the MACD, or moving average convergence divergence.

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