PostHeaderIcon Why would the Dow be trading down 134 points and symbol DJI be up .29%?

Question by skahhh: Why would the Dow be trading down 134 factors and symbol DJI be up .29%?
How does this make sense?

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Answer by TheRustyKeg
It does not. I suspect there is one thing incorrect with the DJI quote. But technically, no 1 is trading the DJI. It is tabulated primarily based on the underlying stock rates, not on in fact getting traded itself. Probably the quote you have for the symbol is delayed.

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2 Responses to “Why would the Dow be trading down 134 points and symbol DJI be up .29%?”

  • wilderwriter says:

    The “Dow” is a composite value of selected stocks, not an indication of how successful the “Dow Jones” company is at selling its services. So, the “economy” as represented by the Dow Jones Industrials average value, could be down but asingle company (such as DJI) could still be earning good profits, in which case its own stock value could be rising. It’s sort of like some prices of groceries could be going down but the grocery store could be making good money.

  • b2fnow says:

    Yes, I see what you mean; DJI on Yahoo Finance is up 45 pts, while the Dow is actually down 155 pts.

    But if you put the carrot symbol in front of the symbol, since it is an index, and not a stock, you get the correct quote.

    Try this — ^DJI