Bill and Tim's Excellent DOW Adventure: An In-Depth Analysis of the DOW JONES Industrial Average
Burdick, Timothy T.
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As graduating honor students, Timothy and Williams were required to fulfill a capstone course. This paper is the result of that requirement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was chosen because of its widespread use within the financial sector and importance to the investment community. Williams concentrated on the Dow itself, including it's history, the Dow theory, how it is computed, how it relates to business cycles, and the DOW'S future. Timothy looked at the Dow from a broader perspective, including a comparison of the Dow with other market indicators, viewing the DJIA as an investment portfolio, and a look at the Dow and the stock market crash of 1987.