The Dow Jones Historical Chart: A Timeline of Market History
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a stock market index that measures the performance of 30 large, publicly traded companies in the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq. It is often used as a proxy for the overall health of the stock market and the economy.
The DJIA was first calculated on May 26, 1896 and has been published by the Wall Street Journal since its inception. The DJIA is currently managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices, a joint venture between S&P Global and Dow Jones.
The following is a timeline of the history of the DJIA:
- 1896: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is first calculated, with 12 stocks included.
- 1907: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its first all-time high of 381.17.
- 1929: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its all-time high of 381.17 in September, 1929, before crashing in the stock market crash of 1929.
- 1932: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest point of 41.22 in July,1932.
- 2022: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches an all time high of 36,952 in January, 2022
Securities Research Company provides a number several Dow Jones historical charts that stretch back to 1900.
The 100-Year Dow Jones Stock Chart Poster provides the Dow Jones historical chart composite for 100+ years and also includes these stock market indicators: S&P Composite • NASDAQ Composite • NYSE Composite. Also included are both the S&P Earnings Per Share and the US Gross Domestic Product.
The 50-Year Stock Chart Poster – Market Average Composites provides the Dow Jones historical chart composite for 50 years. In addition the S&P Composite • NASDAQ Composite • and the NYSE Composite.
The 100-Year DJIA Stock Chart Poster provides the Dow Jones historical chart composite including: DJIA Prices • DJIA Earnings Per Share • DJIA Dividends as well as the DJIA Price, Earnings & Dividend Growth Rates for the past 10, 25, 50, 75 & 100 Years.
Included in all of the Dow Jones historical charts are the high, low, and closing prices for each quarter • presidential terms • recessions and periods of expansion • and geo-political events.
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