Dow Jones Global Indexes - Explained
What is the Dow Jones Global Index?
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What are the Dow Jones Global Indexes [Indices]?
The Dow Jones Global Indexes (indices) are market-capitalization weighted indexes that reflect the price changes of the stocks of different national and international firms from across 29 countries. There are around 5,500 firms listed on the index among which around 700 are based in the United States.
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How Does the Dow Jones Global Indices Work?
It is maintained by Dow Jones Indexes a unit of Dow Jones & Company. The Dow Jones & Company is one of the largest business and financial news company in the world and considered to be one of the most reliable sources of international financial news. Charles Dow, Edward T. Jones and Charles Bergstresser founded the company in 1896. Seven years prior to that they founded the celebrated financial publication The WallStreet Journal which continues to be one of the most influential publication in this sector. Among the other indexes the Dow Jones Industrial Average is most well accepted index in the world. There is world, region and country based indexes. The indexes are also segregated as economic sector, market sector and industry group. The Dow Jones Indexes represent 95% of market capitalization at country level for the developed world. This includes the indexes for the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia/New Zealand. In Europe a single index covers all Western European nations, representing 95% of the aggregate market. The developing economy markets index represent 10 countries in Latina America and Asia. Each of these three groups have large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap indexes.