The New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published in 1896. The original index included 12 stocks. The calculation method is simple and can be done by hand – since that’s how it had to be done in 1896! The Dow has grown to 30 stocks and the companies making up the index are now chosen by the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal.
The New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published in 1896. The original index included 12 stocks. The calculation method is simple and can be done by hand – since that’s how it had to be done in 1896! The Dow has grown to 30 stocks and the companies making up the index are now chosen by the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Mary Altaffer AP
The New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published in 1896. The original index included 12 stocks. The calculation method is simple and can be done by hand – since that’s how it had to be done in 1896! The Dow has grown to 30 stocks and the companies making up the index are now chosen by the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Mary Altaffer AP

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