Stock Market Index

by astanhaus

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“The Dow is up…”

Usually, I feel like the CNBC news anchor’s cue cards are missing a few descriptive words. Financiers do love their jargon.

But, I have cracked the code and want everyone to join the club.

Whenever we see #s like these from the close of the market on Wednesday March 26th

(Thanks, The New York Times!)

we now will know they represent indexes (or indices) of the Dow Jones Industrial AverageS&P 500 and NASDAQ.

Go forth and watch financial news fully informed!

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

 

 

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