Annual performance of the Dow Jones Composite Index 2000-2018

Value of the Dow Jones Composite Index from 2000 to 2018

by M. Szmigiera, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Annual performance of the Dow Jones Composite Index 2000-2018 The Dow Jones Composite Index finished the year 2018 at 7,710.44 points. The index reached its highest value since 2000 in 2017, at 8,310.35 points.
What is Dow Jones Composite Index?

The Dow Jones Composite Index is one of the indices from the Dow Jones index family. It is composed of 65 leading U.S. companies: 30 stocks forming the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, 20 stocks from the Dow Jones Transportation index and 15 stocks from the Dow Jones Utility Average index.

Importance of stock indices

A stock market index shows an average performance of companies from a given section of the market. It is usually a weighted average, meaning that such factors as price of companies or their market capitalization are taken into consideration when calculating the index value.
Stock indices are very useful for the financial market participants, as they instantly show the sentiments prevailing on a given market. They are also commonly used as a benchmark against portfolio performance, showing if a given portfolio has outperformed, or underperformed the market.
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Value of the Dow Jones Composite Index from 2000 to 2018

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