Friday, February 27, 2009

Eight Stocks now make up Fifty Percent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average


These eight stocks now make up 50 percent of the Dow Jones Industrial average.

Stocks and weighting in percent.
  • IBM (9.4)

  • ExxonMobil (7.89)

  • Chevron (6.96)

  • McDonalds (5.95)

  • Johnson and Johnson (5.91)

  • Proctor and Gamble (5.47)

  • Walmart (5.39)

  • 3M (5.11)

Cumulatively that is 52.08 percent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW).

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Bob DeMarco is a citizen journalist, blogger, and Caregiver. In addition to being an experienced writer he taught at the University of Georgia , managed on Wall Street at Bear Stearns, was CEO of IP Group, and is a mentor. Bob currently resides in Delray Beach, FL where he cares for his mother, Dorothy, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Bob has written more than 500 articles with more than 11,000 links to his work on the Internet. His content has been syndicated on Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Pluck, BlogCritics, and a growing list of newspaper websites (15). Bob is actively seeking writing assignments and syndication.