What Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)?

Patrick Curtis

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (commonly referred to as the Dow) is one of the benchmark indices used in the United States. It is the weighted market capitalization of 30 large corporations traded during a trading session.

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.