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Market Commentary  26847
October, 2017 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 4.3%         Rank: 4 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28.9%       Rank: 2 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              78.5%       Rank: 13 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   67.8%        Rank: 10 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJIA was 4.3% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Industrial Index was ranked 4th 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 Industrial Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Industrial 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 October of 2017, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 4 with a
return of 4.34%. The top ranked index during October was the Nikkei 225 Index,
with a return of 8.13%. The worst performing index during that period was the
Mexico IPC Index with a return of -3.42%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during October was 2.22%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 2.36%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 2 with a
return of 29%. The top ranked index during the last year was the NASDAQ 100
Index, with a return of 30%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Mexico IPC Index with a return of 1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 22%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 20%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended October of 2017,  the Dow Industrial Average had a
rank of 13 with a return of 79%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period
was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a return of 147%. The worst performing index
during that period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 12%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 79%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 70%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended October of 2017, the Dow Industrial Average had a
rank of 10 with a return of 68%. The top ranked index during the period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 179%. The worst performing index during
the 10 year time period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of -12%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 66%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 55%.

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
























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Dow Jones Industrial Average: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
-8.7
-0.4
-23.6
41.7
38.2
-1.9
-37.7
46.6
15.0
-17.9
0.4
7.6
-10.3
-30.7
81.7
-4.2
-21.7
10.5
30.5
-32.9
12.7
21.7
-3.3
26.2
30.0
0.3
28.8
48.2
-17.2
-33.8
-52.7
-23.1
66.8
4.1
38.6
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
24.8
-32.8
28.0
-3.0
-12.7
-15.3
7.6
13.8
12.1
26.7
-8.1
2.2
-2.1
13.1
17.4
14.4
8.4
-3.8
44.0
20.8
2.3
-12.8
34.0
16.4
-9.3
18.7
-10.8
17.0
14.6
10.9
-18.9
15.2
4.3
-15.2
4.8
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
6.1
14.6
-16.6
-27.6
38.3
17.9
-17.3
-3.1
4.2
14.9
-9.2
19.6
20.3
-3.7
27.7
22.6
2.3
11.8
27.0
-4.3
20.3
4.2
13.7
2.1
33.5
26.0
22.6
16.1
25.2
-6.2
-7.1
-16.8
25.3
3.1
-0.6
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
16.3
6.4
-33.8
18.8
11.0
5.5
7.3
26.5
7.5
-2.2
13.4
The annual gain or loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1901 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) - 108 Year Graph
Dow Industrial Average Stock Market Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in logarithmic
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10 Year Chart - Dow Jones Industrial (DJIA)
110 Year Graph - Dow Industrial Average (DJIA)
Stock Market Index Performance Ranking: Dow Industrial Average
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