Dow Jones Historical Performance (1896-2021)

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is the first stock market index created by Charles Dow in 1896.  Dow Jones is the oldest stock market indicator and has the longest history of market performance.

It's a bucket of 30 price-weighted blue stocks listed in the United States covering all major industries except transportation and utility. 

Unlike S&P 500, the DJIA (US 30) does not represent a complete picture of the US stock market as its a price-weighted index and only covers 30 Stocks. But it is a popular indicator of broader market trends globally as it covers highly influential US Companies.

Investors use Dow Jones Indices (Industrial, Transportation & Utility) to understand and predict the market trends as per the Dow Theory.

Check:

  1. Dow 30 Companies
  2. Dow Jones Weightage

Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart (DJIA 1986 - 2021)

US 30 Performance 1896-2021

Dow Jones Industrial Annual Returns 

YearDow
202112.97
20207.25
201922.34
2018-5.63
201725.08
201613.42
2015-2.23
20147.52
201326.5
20127.26
20115.53
201011.02
200918.82
2008-33.84
20076.43
200616.29
2005-0.61
20043.15
200325.32
2002-16.76
2001-7.1
2000-6.18
199925.22
199816.1
199722.64
199626.01
199533.45
19942.14
199313.72
19924.17
199120.32
1990-4.34
198926.96
198811.85
19872.26
198622.58
198527.66
1984-3.74
198320.27
198219.6
1981-9.23
198014.94
19794.19
1978-3.15
1977-17.27
197617.86
197538.32
1974-27.57
1973-16.58
197214.58
19716.11
19704.82
1969-15.19
19684.27
196715.2
1966-18.94
196510.88
196414.57
196317
1962-10.81
196118.71
1960-9.34
195916.4
195833.96
1957-12.77
19562.27
195520.77
195443.96
1953-3.77
19528.42
195114.37
195017.63
194912.88
1948-2.13
19472.23
1946-8.14
194526.65
194412.09
194313.81
19427.61
1941-15.38
1940-12.72
1939-2.92
193828.06
1937-32.82
193624.82
193538.53
19344.14
193366.69
1932-23.07
1931-52.67
1930-33.77
1929-17.17
192848.22
192728.75
19260.34
192530
192426.16
1923-3.25
192221.74
192112.72
1920-32.9
191930.45
191810.51
1917-21.71
1916-4.19
191581.66
1914-5.43
1913-10.34
19127.58
19110.39
1910-17.86
190914.97
190846.64
1907-37.73
1906-1.92
190538.2
190441.74
1903-23.61
1902-0.42
1901-8.7
19007.01

Dow Jones 30 Vs S&P 500

Dow Jones and S&P Both are popular indexes, and in the below chart you can compare the dow returns with S&P 500 returns.

Abhishek Vyas

Abhishek has experience of 4 years in Finance Content writing. He writes on investing in Stock Market and Cryptocurrencies.

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