Units: Stock Price Index, Average of Month. Not Seasonally Adjusted.
Solid Line = Actual Values. Dashed Line = Predicted Values.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or the Dow or DJIA, is a U.S. based stock market index. The Dow is based on the stock price of 30 stocks traded on the NYSE or NASDAQ. The 30 stocks that make up the Dow are picked by the editors of the Wall Street Journal, and include such companies as Disney, McDonald's, General Electric and Coca-Cola.
The index is created by summing the prices of the 30 stocks and dividing by a factor called the "divisor." The divisor changes over time to account for changes to the stocks included in the list of 30 and to account for stock splits.