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 Dow jones industrial average: Abbreviated Djia. Price-weighted average of 30 actively traded blue-chip stocks, traditionally of industrial companies.This is the best known U.S. index of stocks. It contains 30 stocks that trade on the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow, as it is called, is a barometer of how shares of the largest U.S. companies are performing. There are thousands of investment indexes around the world for stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities.

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