US Wall St 30 – Trade the US Wall St 30
The US Wall St 30 – also referred to as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) – is one of the oldest stock market indices. OANDA’s award-winning platforms allow you to trade the US Wall St 30 with attractive spreads and reliable execution.
What is the US Wall Street 30?
The US Wall Street 30 tracks the performance of the 30 largest publicly-owned companies in the United States. Unlike market capitalisation-weighted indices such as the DE30 or UK100, the US Wall Street 30 is a price-weighted index. Here, each of the constituent 30 stocks drives the index based on its price per share. The higher the price, the more it drives the index value.
Among the sectors represented in the US Wall Street 30 are financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology – with companies including Boeing, Microsoft, Visa and ExxonMobil.
How does the US Wall St 30 work?
As a price-weighted index, the performance of the 30 stocks on the US Wall St 30 can have an extensive impact on the entire US stock market. Trading takes place between New York Stock Exchange hours of 9.30am to 4.30pm weekdays (Eastern Time) – four hours behind GMT.
OANDA’s pricing for US Wall St 30 CFDs is based on future prices, which is influenced by feeds received from relevant exchanges. By reviewing ‘top of book’ prices, we calculate the midpoint price. In addition, OANDA also uses an automated adjustment schedule for the US Wall St 30.
What drives the Wall Street 30 price?
Domestic and international events can influence the Wall Street 30 price, which is a key reason why it is such a liquid – and popular – index for traders. The index is also often regarded as an indicator for the US economy, which is the largest in the world.
− Federal Open Market Committee policy decisions
− US economic data (employment or inflation rates)
− Political events in Washington and in other countries
− Shifting energy prices and supply/demand issues
US Wall Street 30 chart
Using OANDA’s real-time US Wall Street 30 chart can provide useful and beneficial insights into current or historical trends affecting trading positions. Updated to provide traders with the very latest conditions, the chart can help identify emerging trends at source – but it cannot be taken as a guarantee or prediction for future performance.