Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) [See Chapter 12]
The DJIA is a price-weighted average of 30 major stocks (including General Electric, Disney, Wal-Mart and Microsoft) traded on two US stock exchanges—the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. Created in 1896, the DJIA (also called the Dow) is the oldest and most watched index in the world. When the US media say “the market is up today”, they are generally referring to the Dow.
Domini 400 SocialSM Index (DS400) [See Chapter 12]
The DS400 is a common stock index of US equities. Launched in May 1990, the DS400 is the first benchmark index constructed using environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. It is a widely recognised benchmark for measuring the impact of social and environmental ...