Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Typeeconomic
Interest ofWim Grommen
A purportedly neutral indicator of the state of the economy.

Concerns

Open to manipulation by very basic means - such as the choice of which shares are used to compile it.

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a fata morgana.pdfarticle19 June 2014Wim GrommenAn examination of the mathematics of the Dow Jones. Does it say anything of value about the state of the economy or society? The author concludes that looking at the number of people in society that use food stamps would be a better measure, one that is not wide open to manipulation by the 1%.


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