Dow Jones Indsutrial Average (DJIA) is comprised of 30 leading stocks of US Stock market. Dow jones industrial index day to day movement is considered as the parameter of the stock market movement. In other words, Dow Jones Index return is considered as the benchmark return of US stock market or more commonly referred to as “market return”.
Dow jones Index key sectors are Industrials, Financials, Consumer Services, Technology, Health Care, Oil &Gas, Consumer Goods, Basic Materials, Telecommunications. Dow Jones top components are GS (6.73%), MMM (6.24%), IBM (5.80%), BA (5.38%), UNH (5.33%), HD (4.61%). (Source: https://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/downloads/fact_info/Dow_Jones_Industrial_Average_Fact_Sheet.pdf)
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