What it is the DJIA Index?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is one of several stock market indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company founder Charles Dow. Dow compiled the index as a way to gauge the performance of the industrial component of America's stock markets. It is the oldest continuing U.S. market index.
Today, the average consists of 30 of the largest and most widely held public companies in the United States. The "industrial" portion of the name is largely historicalómany of the 30 modern components have little to do with heavy industry. To compensate for the effects of stock splits and other adjustments, it is currently a weighted average, not the actual average of the prices of its component stocks.
How to get real-Time DJIA Index data?
Our "Real-Time DJIA Monitor" is based on free and public available Future prices of the DJIA Index (Symbol: INDU.DJI). You will see the actual DJIA typically 30 to 60 seconds delayed.
The DJIA Monitor is a plain AJAX-Application that needs little resources of your computer and bandwidth.