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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a tradable index that comprises 30 publicly traded “blue chip” companies. A blue chip company refers to a well-established and historically financially sound company.

Companies in the DJ 30 include: Disney, Coca-Cola, IBM, Chevron, Caterpillar, Visa, Walmart, Apple and American Express. 

DJ30 is one of the most closely followed indices in the world, with many analysts using it to gauge the overall health of the US economy. 

How can I trade the Dow Jones index?

The Dow Jones is tradable as a single asset with TIOmarkets under the ticker DJ , or alternatively you can trade constituent company assets.

What causes the price of Dow Jones to rise or fall?

The Dow Jones is primarily influenced by the performance of its constituent companies. Earnings reports, company news, industry news, and projected earnings by analysts are likely to have the greatest impact.

DJ30 is also influenced by economic reports such as unemployment rates, job creation, inflation, and other economic benchmarks.

The Dow is a price-weighted index, meaning it is more heavily influenced by stocks with the highest values.

What are the best trading conditions for Dow Jones?

As we’ve seen with the recent pandemic, the stock markets can be prone to large swings up or down based on economic turmoil, recovery and economic conditions.

Trade protection: Using risk tools like TIOshield (only available at TIOmarkets) can help to protect your trades against sudden breaking news that may swing the markets one or another. 

TIOshield lets you cancel any trade within 1 hour to get all of your margin back.

Execution speeds: Slow order execution speeds can lead to a big difference between the price you see when you click to open a trade, and the actual price your order is opened at. This difference between prices is called “slippage”.

At TIOmarkets, we have some of the fastest execution speeds you can find, resulting in minimal slippage and more orders filled at the price you clicked.

Leverage: Normally, a large amount of starting capital is required to invest seriously in stocks and indices, because only a small amount of stocks is not likely to yield the kind of results most traders are seeking. 

High leverage can greatly increase both the risk to your investment and the potential returns.

If you are comfortable with a high level of risk in return for higher potential gains, you may want to seek a leverage ratio that is commensurate to your investment goals.

The markets are highly volatile, ensure you have sufficient margin in your account to cover open positions. New to TIOmarkets? Simply sign up and create your account to start trading with a low-cost broker today. 

TIO Staff

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