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Linear graph of the DJIA from 1896 through March 2008

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEDJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally The Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of a few stock market indices created by nineteenth century Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. There are 30 companies that make up the Industrial Average. It used to be that most of the companies were in heavy industries, such as steel, oil, autos, and appliances, but it now has from many different industries.

These are the companies that currently make up the Dow Jones: