Interactive: How has the Dow Jones Industrial Average Changed Over the Years?

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Jul 10, 2018
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Investing, Stocks, Interactive, Current Events

Use this interactive to show how the U.S. economy as represented by the DJIA has changed. Click on the start button and you this interactive will show companies entering and leaving the index over time. You can also pause it as these changes occur. 

Note: This CNN interactive hasn't been updated to reflect GE getting booted out in June 2018. Who was their replacement? Answer below. 

Questions:

  • How has the composition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average changed over the years as reflected in this interactive?
    • Have any companies remained in the index over all of these years? 
  • Each column represents an industry group. How many industries were there originally in the Dow Jones? How many are represented today? 
  • If you were a historian asked to describe how the U.S. economy has changed in the past 100 years as reflected by the Dow Jones, what would you write? 

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For more games, be sure to check out the NGPF Interactive Library. On the subject of the Dow Jones, this popular NGPF Activity, Let's Make A Mutual Fund, helps to get students out of their seats and demystifies mutual funds too. 

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Answer to GE's replacement in the Dow: Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

 

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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.