Dow Jones Industrial Average

Description

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. To calculate the DJIA, the sum of the prices of all stocks is divided by a divisor, the Dow Divisor. The divisor is adjusted in case of stock splits, spinoffs or similar structural changes, to ensure that such events do not in themselves alter the numerical value of the DJIA.

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Variables

DJIADow Jones Industrial Average (dimensionless)
pPrice of stock (dimensionless)
dDow Divisor (dimensionless)