Primary navigation:

QFINANCE Quick Links
QFINANCE Reference

Home > QFINANCE Dictionary > Definition of Dow Jones

Definition of

Dow Jones

  • 1. Business

    Dow Jones & Company US publishing and financial information corporation, Dow Jones & Company. It was established in 1882 by reporters Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser, and is now a subsiduary of News Corporation. It publishes the Wall Street Journal.

  • 2. Markets

    Dow Jones Indexes US index provider Dow Jones Indexes, established as a spin-off from Dow Jones & Company in 1997, it is now 90% owned by CME Group. Its best-known product is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was created in 1896.

  • 3. Markets

    Dow Jones Industrial Average abbreviated name sometimes used for the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index produced by Dow Jones Indexes the company

Recommended Further Reading (Term count)
  • Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past: Lessons from the Startup World
    by James E. Schrager
    Failure is a wonderful teacher. The new-economy revolution had many of the trappings of a genuine economic revolt: vast fortunes forged in a fortnight, dashing young heroes and heroines, rotten institutions brought to their knees. It held such great promise, yet today even the dreams feel thoroughly eviscerated. What to learn from the revolution that never was? What lessons can be applied to new ventures?There is no better place to look for...
  • No Quick Fix for the Eurozone
    by Joseph Trevisani
    Joseph Trevisani has 20 years of experience in Forex trading and management and is the Chief Market Analyst at FX Solutions. He worked for 12 years as an interbank currency trader, trading desk manager, and proprietary trader at Credit Suisse in New York and Singapore, and at the Bank of Bermuda in Hamilton, Bermuda. He has appeared on CNBC and Fox Business News in New York and CNBC in London and Dubai as a currency analyst and is frequently...
  • The Impact of Index Trackers on Shareholders and Stock Volatility
    by Martin Gold
    Stock indexing, where investment portfolios mimic or replicate market indexes, has profound implications for both firms and investors. The practice stems from theoretical research which suggests that markets are informationally efficient. Since security prices generally reflect all public information, there is no point in employing active fund management and paying for investment research if there is no prospect of reliably beating the market....
  • Nicholas Negroponte
    Greek-American digital innovator, and computer scientist
    Nicholas Negroponte is professor of media technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design, and is best known as the founder of MIT’s Media Lab. He taught at MIT, Yale, Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley. He has provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine, and was the founder of the One Laptop Per Child organization. He is also...

Definitions of ’Dow Jones’ and meaning of ’Dow Jones’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’Dow Jones’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

Back to top