Dow Jones Chart - Real-Time Live Daily and Historical DJIA Chart (Line, Candlestick, Bar, P&F)
Real-Time streaming Dow Jones chart of DOW Index with adjustable line type, time frame/period, and optional technical indicators is available here.
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Real-time streaming chart (Dow Jones Chart) can be customized. You can change the time period (1 minute, 10 minute, 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week), time frame (from 10 to 500 time periods), chart type (bar, candle, line, P&F) or change/add technical indicator (Volume, RSI, MACD, Stohastic, Momentum and others); just move your mouse over the chart and notice the Options button in the right top corner of the chart. Click on this button and then adapt the settings according to your needs in the drop menu. You can also Detach the chart in a separate window and zoom it or even make it full-screen.
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About Dow Jones Index
Dow Jones chart is the graphical depiction of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, also referred to as the Dow 30 or simply the Industrial Average. This chart is one of the main indexes of the US stock market and it indicates the trading performance of the 30 large publicly owned American companies during a standard session in the stock market. While the term 'Industrial' in the term 'Industrial Average' has nothing to do with the heavy industries and is present due to its historical inclusion, the word 'Average' is a scaled average which is an average of component prices taken with stock splits and adjustments in mind. This chart is available over different time frames like monthly, weekly, present monthly, historical monthly and so on.
The Dow Jones chart is named after its two founders, Charles Dow and his business associate Edward Jones, and was published for the first time on 26th May, 1896, to represent the dollar average of 12 stocks from the leading American industries of that time. This chart was meant as a progeny of the first chart also published by Charles Dow named Dow Jones Averages and therefore holds the honor of being the second oldest US market index. While the first chart mainly comprised of rail road stocks, the second chart was meant as an improvement on the first in the sense that it was not only broader but also more flexible which explains its survival even during these contemporary times. A glimpse through the Dow Jones index during the first half of the twentieth century would reveal a number of points of financial crisis as well as surges like the panic of 1910-1911, the economic boom of the 1920s' and the bear market of the 1930s.
The post Second World War epoch witnessed an upward economic trend which was reflected in the Dow Jones chart as a 39% surge. This was an indication of the advent of the bullish market which remained steady even as the political tensions around the world brewed into a storm to stall only during the following two decades of 1960s and 1970s when the US was entangled in a number of foreign political issues. In this regard, any discussion pertaining to the Dow Jones chart would be incomplete without the mention of Black Monday which was on 19th October, 1987. The historical significance of this date lies in the fact that it was on this day that the chart recorded the largest percentage drop indicating a crash of the stock market without any apparent reason. This was followed by a mini crash on 13th October, 1989, but apart from these corrections, the chart showed a steady increase.
The Dow Jones chart of the 1990s was completely bullish in nature courtesy of the dot com boom combined with certain other factors like the dissolution of the USSR and trouble in the Persian Gulf. Due to this bullish trend, the chart depicted a steady incline upwards as the index crossed one level after another, thus breaking many records on its way up. This economic boom continued all through the 1990s' but signs of retardation were round the corner of the new millennium as the chart once again plunged to indicate a bear market.
With the turn of the century came the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack and the Dow Jones chart of that period narrates the story of the third largest point drop in the history of the index on 17th September, 2001. The study of the chart representing the entire decade would reveal a series of rallies and corrections wherein the occurrence of rallies was attributed to takeovers, mergers and healthy earning figures and the corrections were considered as being the after-effects of the bursting of the dot com bubble and various other changes taking place around the globe.
The recent trend of the Dow Jones index over the last couple of years has been reflective of the financial crisis which has gripped the country with a number of organizations closing down, the most noteworthy being the Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy on September 15th, 2008. The rallies and corrections have continued to make their presence felt on the chart as the index is prone to flinch over internal as well as external political and economic factors. Apart from the usual bulls and bears, the only noteworthy indication given by the Dow Jones chart in 2010 is the event named Flash Crash which occurred on 6th may, 2010, as the biggest intra-day fall which could ever take place.
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