Dow Jones US Indices focus on stocks traded on the US exchanges. These indices are divided into several different groups with a top-down approach. The size-segment indices occupy the top spot. These can be broken down into style indices based on growth and value. The third index grouping breaks the stock market down into ten industries. These industries are then broken down into three different subsets (super sector, sector and subsector).
Symbol Group: Dow Jones US Indices Publisher: S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC Update Frequency: Intraday or End-of-Day (EOD) Online Source: www.djindexes.com Current Symbols: Catalog link
The Dow Jones US Indices can be divided into several different groups with a top-down approach. The size-segment indices occupy the top spot. These can be broken down into style indices based on growth and value. The third index grouping breaks the stock market down into ten industries. These industries are then broken down into three different subsets (super sector > sector > subsector).
Size-Segment Indices: Any index focusing on the broad market, small-cap stocks, mid-cap stocks or large-cap stocks (DJ US Large-Cap Index, DJ US Small-Cap Index, etc…).
Style Indices: Any index focusing on growth or value (DJ US Mid-Cap Value Index, DJ US Small-Cap Growth Index, etc…)
Industry Indices: An index that covers one of the ten stock market industries as defined by Dow Jones (basic materials, consumer goods, consumer services, financials, health care, industrials, oil & gas, technology, telecommunications, and utilities).
Sector Indices: An index that covers a supersector, sector, or subsector. Using a top-down approach, Dow Jones puts industry group at the top, followed by supersector, sector, and subsector (retail > general retailers > apparel retailers).
Note: There may be some confusion because the S&P Sector SPDRs also represent nine big sectors in the stock market. Dow Jones Indices refers to these “sectors” as industries. In addition, StockCharts.com breaks down the S&P sectors into industry groups, which Dow Jones Indices refers to as supersectors, sectors, and subsectors.
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Users can find symbols for DJ US Indices by searching for “$DJUS” in the symbol catalog (without quotations).
Sector Summary Tool: Chartists can view the Dow Jones groups arranged by sector using the Sector Summary tool.