An index of the relative price movement of the shares of thirty major industrial companies, most of which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Changes in the average (noted as “rises” and “falls”) give investors a general picture of the state of the market. Often referred to as “the Dow.”
Since the beginning of the year, the dow jones industrial average has fallen to roughly the same level it was 10 years ago.
The dow jones industrial average is in fact off 11 percent since the eve of inauguration, which is awful.
On Tuesday, three big changes were made to the dow jones industrial average.