This web application will give you the status on if the Dow Jones is up or down. The Dow Jones is the most watched benchmark indices that tracking overall stock market activity and measure economic health. Update for the Dow, Nasdaq & S&P 500 indices.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average also called DJIA. The Dow 30 is a stock market index and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. The averages are named after Dow and one of his business associates, statistician Edward Jones. The value of the Dow is not the actual average of the prices of its component stocks, but rather the sum of the component prices divided by a divisor, which changes whenever one of the component stocks has a stock split or stock dividend. It is an index that shows how 30 large publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market.
The S&P also is short for the Standard & Poor's 500, a leading indicator of U.S. equities. The S&P is considered another good indicator to summarize the overall health of the US economy.
The Nasdaq is the world's first electronic stock market. It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization, behind the New York Stock Exchange. NASDAQ is the largest electronic stock market with over 3,000 companies listed.