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Forget Dow 16,000. Here's the number you should care about.

Nov 18, 2013
It's much smaller than 16,000.
Posted In: explainer, Dow, Wall Street

Dow changes raise questions about relevance

Sep 10, 2013
There’s a shakeup in the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. How much will this affect the average investor?
Posted In: Dow, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Wall Street

Markets tread water above 15,000

May 9, 2013
The new normal for the Dow Industrial average seems to be hovering around15,000 points. U.S. markets were down slightly this morning but still trading above the 15,000 mark.
Posted In: stock, stock market, Dow

Hold your applause, Dow record highs won't last

Mar 13, 2013
The Dow broke another record yesterday and is now on its longest record-breaking streak -- six days -- since 1998. And while that sounds great, one man is not happy.
Posted In: stock market, Dow, Investing

Rethinking your investment strategy after the Dow's record high

Mar 8, 2013
This week, the Dow hit a record high. So what does that mean for investors?
Posted In: Dow, Investing

Up, Up, and Away! Global stocks reach five-year high

Mar 8, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit yet another all-time high -- and the world is following suit. Global shares are at their highest level since June of 2008, thanks to strong market performance in France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan.
Posted In: stock market, Europe, Dow

A smart fifth-grader could compute the Dow

Mar 6, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is widely cited but has limitations as a market index. It doesn't take into account the size of companies, only their stock price.
Posted In: Dow

Despite D.C. roadblocks, markets keep chugging

Mar 6, 2013
The Dow posted another record high this morning. The surge came on the heels of a new report from the payroll processing company ADP, which showed that private employers added 198,000 jobs in February.
Posted In: Dow, adp, Jobs, jobs report

Dow record makes those not in the market itchy to act

Mar 6, 2013
People who got out of the markets during the financial crisis need to act cautiously if they want to get back in now.
Posted In: Dow, stock market

Wealth effect: Has the Dow high restored yours?

Mar 5, 2013
The recession and stock market collapsed cost Americans 40 percent of their net worth. Now that the Dow is back, how much wealth has been recovered?
Posted In: Dow, net worth, investment

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