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100 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart History (Updated )



Dow Jones Chart  1920 -1980

Dow Jones Chart 1981-2000     

Dow Jones Chart 2011 to 2017     

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)  is most reliable  Index of USA stock market and represents overall USA stock market. That’s why Dow Jones Industrial average performance is considered  US stock market performance and Dow Jones Index average return is generally regard as  Market return.

Dow Jones chart shows all the major Dow Jones Industrial Average history  from 1920 to present including all bull  and bear market and   major peaks and crashes of US stock market .


Dow Jones Inustrial Average Chart
Dow Jones Inustrial Average Chart

Data source:Yahoo Finance

Key facts of Dow Jones Industrial Average:

Dow Jones industrial average current bull market is the second largest bull market of Dow Jones history. This bull market starts from march 9,2009 and is still running. Dow jones index gained 288.74% (December 5 January,2018) during this time.


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  1. Dow jones longest   bull market was from 1987 to 2000. Dow Jones longest bull market was  dominated by  computer technology revolution. This bull market is also known as dot com bubble.
  1. Dow Jones worst bear market was from 1929 to 1932. Dow Jones industrial average lost its 86 % value during this bear market. Dow came down from its peak 381.17 points to its lowest point 41 points during this bear market. This recession is also known as Great Depression.
  1.  Dow posted 71 record closes in 2017, the most ever in the 121 history of dow.
  1. Dow Jones worst losing year was 1931. During this time Dow lost its 52 percent value in a single year.
  1. Dow Jones index best performing year was 1933. During this time, DJIA gained 74% value in a single year.
  1. Dow Jones faced last correction in October 24 .This is also one of  the largest point losing day of Dow Jones history.
  1. Dow Jones maximum point gain was 936 points in a single day. Dow Gained this points in October 13, 2008.
  1. Dow Jones index  maximum point loss was  777 point is a day. Dow lost this point in September29, 2008
  2. Dow jones index topped and closed above 25000 points for the first time in the history of dow jones at January 4, 2018.Dow took 10-years to reach 15000 from 10000 points and three and half years to reach 20000 from 15000 points. However, it took less than a year to reach 25000 form 20000 points.


 Dow  30 Components and Returns:

Dow Jones industrial average (DJIA)  consists of 30 components and Dow 30 components are not permanent. Dow Jones  Stocks components have changed 51 times since inception.  Current Dow 30 components are :

Company Name
Date Added
5 Year Average Return (%)
1 Year Return(%) (2016)
Apple AAPL Consumer Electronics 2015-03-19 12.10271 12.48043
American Express AXP Consumer Finance 1982-08-30 8.748174 9.842742
Boeing BA Aerospace and Defense 1987-03-12 12.62185 9.943205
Caterpillar CAT Construction and Mining equipment 1991-05-06 4.196866 44.84872
Cisco Systems CSCO Computer Networking 2009-06-08 11.01314 16.6957
Chevron CVX Oil & Gas 2008-02-19 5.954124 35.90671
DuPont DD Chemical Industry 1935-11-20 11.25362 15.09301
Walt Disney DIS Broadcasting and Entertainment 1991-05-06 13.24739 0.836176
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General Electric GE Conglomerate 1907-11-07 10.26782 2.718316
Goldman Sachs GS Banking, Financial Services 2013-09-20 17.37559 36.92342
Home Depo HD Home Improvement Retailer 1999-11-01


15.00716 4.900605
IBM IBM Computers and Technology 1979-06-29 0.654496 26.74214
Intel INTC Semiconductors 1999-11-01 9.604738 10.31562
Johnson & Johnson JNJ Pharmaceuticals 1997-03-17 11.85724 16.0099
JPMorgan Chase JPM Banking 1991-05-06 17.32787 34.08424
Coca-Cola KO Beverages 1987-03-12 5.466902 -0.14079
McDonald’s MCD Fast food 1985-10-30 6.682606 6.764551
3M MMM Conglomerate 1976-08-09 13.95375 19.97859
Merck MRK Pharmaceuticals 1979-06-29 11.77911 21.89448
Microsoft MSFT Software 1999-11-01 14.54701 15.89259
Nike NKE Apparel 2013-09-20 9.248868 -16.9558
Pfizer PFE Pharmaceuticals 2004-04-08 9.208189 5.292933
Procter & Gamble PG Consumer Goods 1932-05-26 7.205911 10.1407
Travelers TRV Insurance 2009-06-08 12.34701 9.139852
United Technologies UTX Conglomerate 1939-03-14 19.56235 38.35895
UnitedHealth Group UNH Managed Health care 2012-09-24 8.948294 15.54799
Visa V Consumer Banking 2013-09-20 14.21567 3.294146
Verizon VZ Telecommunication 2004-04-08 9.112017 17.14952
Wal-Mart WMT Retail 1997-03-17 6.06809 19.32145
ExxonMobil XOM Oil & Gas 1928-10-01 4.449081 20.71885

Source: Wikipedia and Yahoo Finance Data

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