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Market Commentary  26088
July, 2017 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 0.7%         Rank: 17 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15.2%       Rank: 11 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              67.9%       Rank: 14 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   69.0%        Rank: 10 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Composite Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJCA was 0.7% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Composite Index was ranked 17th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Dow Composite Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Composite Average is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During July of 2017, the Dow Composite Index had a rank of 17 with a return of
0.74%. The top ranked index during July was the NASDAQ 100 Index, with a
return of 4.13%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow
Transportation Index with a return of -3.98%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during July was 1.75%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.13%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Composite Index had a rank of 11 with a
return of 15%. The top ranked index during the last year was the NASDAQ 100
Index, with a return of 24%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Dow Utility Index with a return of 2%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 14%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended July of 2017,  the Dow Composite Index had a rank of
14 with a return of 68%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
Nikkei 225 Index, with a return of 131%. The worst performing index during that
period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 10%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 71%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 67%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended July of 2017, the Dow Composite Index had a rank
of 10 with a return of 69%. The top ranked index during the period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 204%. The worst performing index during
the 10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -10%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 65%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 57%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
























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Dow Jones Composite Average: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
-6.9
17.6
22.9
-2.6
25.9
19.5
-3.1
15.6
25.3
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
-11.1
25.7
4.1
14.7
-7.7
32.9
19.6
28.7
10.1
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
12.0
3.2
-12.8
-17.9
26.3
13.2
7.1
13.3
6.6
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
-29.8
15.6
13.1
4.9
5.0
27.0
14.7
-7.7
15.4
The annual gain or loss in the Dow Jones Composite Average from 1981 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Dow Jones Composite Average (DJCA) - 26 Year Graph
Dow Composite Stock Market Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Dow Jones Composite Average (DJCA). Updated
Friday, September 8, 2017. Click the links below for the forecast and other links related to this stock
index.
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10 Year Chart - Dow Jones Composite (DJCA)
30 Year Graph - Dow Composite Index (DJCA)
Stock Market Index Performance Ranking: Dow Composite Average
'80
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'20
1985
1990