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Individual Stocks

Selecting Individual Stocks

How does the movement of prices in stocks that compose the Dow Jones Industrial Average indicate movement in the price of my stock?

The Dow is a broad indicator of share prices. It is based upon 30 stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and is considered by many to represent the stock market as a whole. It is used to indicate whether broader market share prices are moving higher or lower, and may indicate if a very specific stock price may increase, decrease, or stay the same.



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