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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or simply known as “Dow”, is a widely-watched benchmark index in the US for blue chip stocks. The DJIA is a price-weighted index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned compa...The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or simply known as “Dow”, is a widely-watched benchmark index in the US for blue chip stocks. The DJIA is a price-weighted index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq. The index was created by Charles Dow, the founder of the Wall Street Journal in 1896 to serve as a proxy for the broader US economy.The value of the index is the sum of the price of one share of stock for each component company divided by a factor, which changes whenever one of the component stocks has a stock split or stock dividend, so as to generate a consistent value for the index.It is the second-oldest US market index after the Dow Jones Transportation Average. In 2012, the Dow Jones Indexes were bought by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. It's a joint venture between S&P Global, the controlling member, and the CME Group.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or simply known as “Dow”, is a widely-watched benchmark index in the US for blue chip stocks. The DJIA is a price-weighted index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq. The index was created by Charles Dow, the founder of the Wall Street Journal in 1896 to serve as a proxy for the broader US economy.The value of the index is the sum of the price of one share of stock for each component company divided by a factor, which changes whenever one of the component stocks has a stock split or stock dividend, so as to generate a consistent value for the index.It is the second-oldest US market index after the Dow Jones Transportation Average. In 2012, the Dow Jones Indexes were bought by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. It's a joint venture between S&P Global, the controlling member, and the CME Group.

Dow Jones jumps on surprise improvement in labor market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 868.73 points, or 3.31 per cent, at 27,150.55.

Dow Jones gains on Boeing, recovery hopes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 251.67 points, or 0.98 per cent, at 25,994.32.

Dow Jones scales fresh three-month peak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 168.85 points, or 0.66 per cent, at 25,643.87.

Dow Jones drifts higher on healthcare, tech lift

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 109.08 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 25,657.35.

Dow Jones steady after mixed retail earnings

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 64.58 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 24,532.79.

Dow Jones soars on hopes of stimulus, coronavirus vaccine

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 767.76 points, or 3.24 per cent, at 24,453.18.

Dow Jones flat as recovery hopes offset US protests, China tensions

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 8.31 points, or 0.03 per cent, at 25,391.42.

Dow Jones retreats ahead of Trump's response on Hong Kong

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 269.88 points, or 1.06 per cent, at 25,130.76.

Dow Jones falls on Powell's grim outlook

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 307.23 points, or 1.29 per cent, at 23,457.55.

Dow Jones subdued on risks linked to reopening of economy

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 54.56 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 24,276.55.

Dow Jones slips on fear of new infection wave

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 217.25 points, or 0.89 per cent, at 24,114.07.

Dow Jones gains on optimism over easing lockdowns

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 60.78 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 23,943.87.

Dow Jones dips as US-China tensions add to economic woes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 137.22 points, or 0.56 per cent, at 24,336.90.

Dow Jones slips on rising US-China tensions, recovery worries

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 56.38 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 24,519.52.

Dow Jones falls as trade war fears add to virus woes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 203.84 points, or 0.86 per cent, at 23,421.50.

Dow Jones drops on trade war fears, economic worries

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 55.31 points, or 0.24 per cent, at 23,192.66.

Dow Jones jumps as battered energy shares rise, lockdowns ease

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 370.42 points, or 1.56 per cent, at 24,120.18.

Dow Jones dips as Buffett dumps airlines, China tensions flare

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 207.46 points, or 0.87 per cent, at 23,516.23.

Dow Jones slides as investors brace for dour earnings

JPMorgan Chase & Co and Wells Fargo & Co will kick off the reporting season on Tuesday.

Dow Jones slips after grim jobless claims data

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 216.97 points, or 0.88 per cent, at 24,416.89.

Dow Jones jumps on coronavirus drug hopes; Fed decision awaited

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 546.59 points, or 2.27 per cent, at 24,648.14.

Dow Jones gathers steam as US states prepare to reopen

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 293.23 points, or 1.23 per cent, at 24,068.50.

Dow Jones climbs as investors hold out for recovery; Nasdaq at 3-month high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 381.54 points, or 1.58 per cent, at 24,588.40.

Dow Jones jumps on hopes worst for labor market is over

Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 311.01 points, or 1.32 per cent, at 23,786.83.

Stimulus hopes lift Dow Jones after historic oil rout

Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 417.04 points, or 1.81 per cent, at 23,435.92.

Dow Jones falls as US crude collapse worsens pandemic woes

Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 657.32 points, or 2.78 per cent, at 22,993.12.

Dow Jones falls as crude oil slump hammers energy stocks

Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 211.69 points, or 0.87%, at 24,030.80.

Dow Jones rallies on Boeing bump, Trump's restart plan

The S&P 500 has now regained about 30 per cent from a March trough and is set for its third weekly gain in four

Dow Jones slides on gloomy economic data, bank earnings

Analysts expect earnings for S&P 500 firms to slide 12.8% in the first quarter.

Dow Jones rises on Fed's $2.3 trillion backstop

Data showed initial U.S. jobless claims fell slightly last week to 6.6 million from an upwardly revised 6.87 million the week before.

Dow Jones rises on better-than-feared jobs report, easing Sino-US tension

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 344.39 points, or 1.44 per cent, at 24,220.28.

Dow Jones rallies on hopeful coronavirus signs, healthcare lift

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 779.71 points, or 3.44%, to 23,433.57.

US stocks tumble as Fed chief warns downturn may be long

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 2.2 percent, or more than 500 points, to 23,247.97.

Dow Jones jumps as PayPal outlook, China data fuel recovery hopes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 325.75 points, or 1.38 per cent, at 23,990.39.

Dow Jones falls as coronavirus ends record job growth

Economists have cut their forecasts for US GDP, with Morgan Stanley now predicting a 38% contraction in the second quarter.

Dow Jones dives 4% as virus pandemic fears intensify

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned Americans of a "painful" two weeks ahead.

Dow Jones slides 225 points at open as Trump warns of new tariffs on China

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 224.94 points, or 0.92 per cent, at the open to 24,120.78.

Dow Jones gains as US extends shutdown to limit virus spread

A record $2.2 trillion in aid and unprecedented policy easing from the Federal Reserve helped the S&P 500 post its biggest weekly percentage gain in over a decade last week, and the Dow Jones its best since 1938.

Dow Jones slumps after three-day rally as virus threat intensifies

The United States surpassed China as the nation with the most number of COVID-19 cases, putting more pressure on lawmakers to flood the country with cash to support businesses and families.

Dow Jones rallies as job losses stir talk of more stimulus

The CBOE volatility index fell 5 points on Thursday, but was still near levels far above those in 2018 and 2019.

Dow Jones jumps 1,100 pts on hopes of $2 trillion stimulus

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,130.26 points, or 6.08%, at the open to 19,722.19.

Australia shares fall most in 5 weeks on Trump's China tariff threat

Trump made clear his concerns about China's role in the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus were taking priority over efforts to build on an initial trade agreement.

S&P 500, Nasdaq slide after rallying on recovery optimism

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 14.28 points, or 0.05 per cent, at 26,284.17.

Wall Street rallies on promising coronavirus drug

All are well within 20% of their record levels, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq now within 10% of its high.

Dow Jones turns higher as Trump promises cures, cash

President Trump, in a now regular update for Americans hunkered down in their homes, said there were therapies that he believed could be rolled out quickly.

Dow Jones ends 1050 points up on expectations for huge US stimulus

Wall Street stocks rallied Tuesday on expectations for massive federal stimulus to address the economic hit from the coronavirus, partially recovering some of their losses from the prior session.

Dow Jones hammered as fears of coronavirus-driven recession grow

The halt at the opening was the third emergency pause in Wall Street trading in six days.

US stocks finish positive amid virus optimism, Dow +1.1%

Cautious optimism on Wall Street propelled US stocks to a positive finish on Friday, despite mounting evidence of the coronavirus pandemic's deep damage to the American economy.

Dow Jones shoots up 2000 points on hopes for government's coronavirus plan

The rally recouped many of the losses from a day earlier, when the index experienced its worst slide since the Black Monday crash of 1987 and European indexes had one of the worst drops on record.

Dow Jones jumps 2% on hopes of lockdown easing; JPMorgan kicks off earnings

US stock markets have recovered in the past month after slumping more than 30% from their February record highs.

S&P 500 heads for worst first quarter since 1938

Wall Street's volatility index has retreated from 12-year highs but is still at levels rarely seen since the global financial crisis.

Tech weakness weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 167.18 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 25,162.29.

S&P 500 tops 3,000 on hopes of economic recovery, Covid-19 vaccine

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 605.49 points, or 2.47 per cent, at 25,070.65.

S&P 500 futures top 3,000 points on recovery hopes

At 6:08 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-minis were up 1.85 per cent at 3,007.5.

Dow Jones drops over 3% on virus fears, travel shares slammed

The major indexes fell over 3 per cent. On Wednesday the market tallied huge gains following moderate Joe Biden's success in the Super Tuesday primaries for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Tuesday

Stocks in Europe and Asia gained as investors weighed more signs of economies reopening.

S&P 500, Dow slip on grim earnings, coronavirus worries

A 4.7% fall for Boeing Co drove the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrials down more than 1%.

Dow Jones plunges over 600 points on alarm over coronavirus

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are now over 10% below their intraday record highs hit on Feb. 19.

Serum Institute, AstraZeneca in talks for vaccine Supply

AstraZeneca also received $1 billion from the US government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the development, production and delivery of the vaccine, starting in September. The development programme includes a Phase-III clinical trial with 30,000 participants and a paediatric trial. The vaccine is currently undergoing Phase-I and II trials.

Sensex vs Dow Jones: How Indian and US stock markets compare

The comparison has been done on the basis of the top 5 sectors of both the markets and other fundamentals.

US stocks retreat after big Monday rally, Dow ends -1.6%

Wall Street stocks ended lower on Tuesday as top US economic officials warned the US economy faces continued risks, causing the market to give back some of the gains from the prior session.

US drugmaker reports promising early results from COVID-19 vaccine test

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said the vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, appeared to produce an immune response in eight people who received it similar to that seen in people convalescing from the virus.

Global markets, oil rally on vaccine hopes, euro at two-week highs

Experts predict a safe and effective vaccine could take 12 to 18 months to develop.

Oil drop saps gains as Wall St fades late

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 26.13 points, or 0.12%, to 22,653.86.

Wall Street soars 7% on hopes of slowing coronavirus deaths

U.S. stocks rocketed higher on Monday, with each of the major indexes rallying at least 7%, after a fall in the daily death toll in New York, the country's biggest coronavirus hot spot, fueled optimism a leveling off of the pandemic was on the horizon.

S&P 500 set to recoup $1 trillion in value as coronavirus deaths slow

All three main stock indexes jumped more than 4%, with gains led by utilities, real estate and consumer staples stocks.

US stocks end lower after dreary March jobs data, Dow -1.7%

Wall Street stocks finished sharply lower on Friday following a gloomy jobs report that analysts said represented a harbinger of far worse unemployment due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sensex falls 200 points as stimulus measures fail to impress Street

In the 30-share pack Sensex, ONGC was the biggest gainer, up nearly 2 per cent.

US stocks end higher as beaten-down banking shares gain

After two straight routs, Wall Street stocks finished higher Thursday as beaten-down banking shares rallied despite another spike in jobless claims.

Dow Jones rallies for second day as investors await $2 trillion aid package

The S&P 500 remains down about 27% from its February record high, a loss of more than $7 trillion in stock market value.

Dow Jones futures jump 1,000 points after another brutal session

Investors are pinning their hopes on a $2 trillion economic rescue package, negotiations over which appeared to have made progress late on Monday.

Dow sinks, virus pushes it to sharpest quarterly plunge in over three decades

Wall Street's three major indexes tumbled on Tuesday, with the Dow registering its biggest quarterly decline since 1987 and the S&P 500 suffering its deepest quarterly drop since the financial crisis on growing evidence of massive economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

Global markets fall on renewed coronavirus fears, Powell speech in focus

Investors, many facing steep losses due to the pandemic-driven shakeout in assets over the past few months, have also had to contend with renewed U.S.-China trade tensions.

Global markets stumble on fears of second coronavirus wave, oil up

MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan stumbled more than 1%, snapping two straight sessions of gains.

Dow Jones drops more than 900 points, ending worst week since 2008

The Dow fell 913.21 points, or 4.5%, to 19,173.98. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds held in retirement accounts and the measure preferred by professional investors, fell 4.3% after being up 1.8% earlier.

Dow Jones falls again to end Wall Street's worst week since 2008

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 913.21 points, or 4.55%, to 19,173.98.

US stocks fall, snapping three-day winning streak

Despite Friday's rout, all three indices finished the week with solid gains as the giant stimulus moved through Washington towards the desk of the president, with the Dow experiencing its largest weekly gain since 1931.

Covid-19 impact: Dow Jones sheds more than 1300 points in latest US stocks rout

The Dow fell as much as 10 percent during the early afternoon, but stocks rallied somewhat near the end of the session as the US Senate passed a $100 billion emergency package for free coronavirus testing, sick pay and other benefits related to the crisis.

US stocks rally despite surge in unemployment, Dow +1.9%

The US lost an unprecedented 20.5 million jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent from 4.4 percent in March -- the highest since the Great Depression of the last century -- according to Labor Department data.

Dow Jones drops nearly 3,000 points, worst day since 1987

Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the crash of 1987 on Monday after unprecedented steps taken by the Federal Reserve, lawmakers and the White House to slow the spread and blunt the economic hit of the coronavirus failed to restore order to markets.Dow Jones drops nearly 3,000 points, worst day since 1987

Black Monday: Dow Jones plunges nearly 3000 points as coronavirus response upends Wall Street

Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the crash of 1987 on Monday after unprecedented steps taken by the Federal Reserve, lawmakers and the White House to slow the spread and blunt the economic hit of the coronavirus failed to restore order to markets.

Wall Street gets PayPal lift as Nasdaq wipes out 2020 declines

Energy, financials and materials, which have lagged this year, led the way among S&P 500 sectors, while consumer staples lagged the most.

S&P 500, Dow drop as financial sector declines counter tech gains

The tech-heavy Nasdaq ended higher, although indexes pulled back late in the session especially after U.S. President Donald Trump said China may or may not keep a trade deal between the two countries.

Wall Street rises as lockdowns ease, healthcare shares jump

Stocks pulled back sharply late in the session after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida made downbeat comments about the depth of the economic contraction.

Market recovers nearly 6% but D-Street still wary of lockdowns

Sensex, Nifty log biggest one-day gain since 2008 fin crisis.

Dow Jones ends 10% lower at 2,350 points in worst session since 1987

The broad-based S&P 500 plunged 9.5 percent to 2,480.64, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 9.4 percent to 7,201.80.

Dow Jones plunged 1,465 points, enters 'bear market' on Coronavirus fears

The broad-based S&P 500 slumped 4.9 percent to 2,741.38, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shed 4.7 percent to 7,952.05.

Wall Street snaps 2-day slump on lift from tech titans

U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday as increases in large tech and internet companies and oil price gains outweighed concerns about the latest U.S.-China tensions and downbeat sentiment from the annual meeting of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

Wall Street ends higher to stem coronavirus sell-off

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 188.27 points, or 0.95%, to 20,087.19, the S&P 500 gained 11.29 points, or 0.47%, to 2,409.39 and the Nasdaq Composite added 160.73 points, or 2.3%, to 7,150.58.

Wall St extends recent selloff, Dow all but erases 'Trump-bump'

The benchmark S&P 500 index ended off of its lows of the session but still down 5.2%.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Wednesday

US Fed said it would relaunch financial crisis-era purchases of short-term corporate debt.

Bulls slip back into coma as stocks sink to 30-month lows

The renewed slump came after the market rose 4 per cent on Friday, posting its strongest ever comeback after plunging 10 per cent for the first time in 12 years.

Wall Street tumbles as renewed tariff threat adds to uncertainties

All three major U.S. stock averages closed down well over 2%, and for the week they all lost ground. May is often marked by sell-offs, and on the month's first day, with jitters on the rise as some U.S. states begin easing coronavirus shutdowns, the adage held true.

Dow enters bear market as nations shut borders to stop virus

Dow Jones Industrial Average tipped into a bear market, ending the longest bull-run in history.

Asia shares extend gains as economies slowly re-open, oil rallies

Chinese markets opened in the black with the blue-chip index up 0.6%.

Wall Street down on flight from techs; move to value limits loss on Dow, S&P 500

While technology stocks pulled all three major U.S. stock indexes into the red, they all remained within 20% of their February all-time highs.

S&P 500, Nasdaq retreat as pandemic damage mounts

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 56.66 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 24,190.44.

Dow rallies over 1,100 points on hopes for coronavirus aid

Wall Street endured another day of dizzying trading Tuesday, whipping up and down with hopes that the U.S. and other governments will cushion the economy from the pain of the coronavirus.

Dow drops 7.8% as free-fall in oil, virus fears slam markets

The staggering losses, including a 7.8% tumble in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, immediately raised fears that a recession might be on the way in the U.S. and that the record-breaking 11-year bull market on Wall Street may be coming to an abrupt end in a way no one even imagined just a few months ago.

Trump blames oil fight, 'Fake News' for stock market drop

On Monday, major U.S. stock indexes dropped 7% with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting 2,000 points after oil prices slumped as much as 22%.

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