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Dow Jones Rate of Return (DJIA)
Dow Jones Return Rate (DJIA) / NYSE Return Rate
Dow Jones Return Rate (DJIA) vs. NYSE Return Rate: Analysis
 
DJIA Return Rate
Simultaneous Change
DJIA Return Rate
Subsequent Change
1% Rise in NYSE Return Rate over 1 Year
+0.96%
-0.39%
1% Decline in NYSE Return Rate over 1 Year
-0.95%
+0.43%
What does the table mean?
It indicates that a 1% NYSE Return Rate increase over a 12 month period, (from 5%
to 6% for example) has typically been accompanied by a 0.96% Dow Jones Return
Rate increase during that year and a 0.39% Dow Jones Return Rate decline the
following year.

It also indicates that a 1% NYSE Return Rate decline over a 12 month period, (from
5% to 4% for example) has typically been accompanied by a 0.95% Dow Jones
Return Rate decline during that year and a 0.43% Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate
increase the following year.

The center column shows the change in the Dow Jones Return Rate over 12 months,
depending on whether the period experienced a rising or falling NYSE Return Rate.
The right column shows the change in the Dow Jones Return Rate during the year
following an increase or decrease in the NYSE Return Rate.

The data history in the middle column shows a strong tendency for the two
rates to move in the same direction during the same time period.

The evidence for using the previous 12 month change in the NYSE Return
Rate to predict the future direction of the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate is
significant (right column). However, the direction of the rates are inversely
related to each other. A change in the NYSE Return Rate suggests that the
Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate will move in the opposite direction of the
NYSE Return Rate.

Annual rates are shown in the graph and calculations.



How Do I Use This Information?
There are many investment theories that are well publicized in the financial press.
Even though little or no historical data may be offered as evidence for such theories,
many investors use them subconsciously, if not intentionally.

Example Theories: Rising Inflation is bad for the stock market. A booming housing
market is good for the S&P 500 stock index. A falling fed funds rate means that long
term interest rates will fall.

There are many such theories. In this site,  long term investment and economic data
is tested against decades to determine whether a relationship actually exists or not.
This historical correlation provides a vital aid in interpreting the often confusing
behavior of the financial markets. The perspective gained may be the difference
between staying the course or being blown and tossed by every investment theory
that is popular at the moment. What the majority assumes to be true, often is not. In
the final analysis, readers are admonished to follow the evidence, wherever it leads.

This page tests the relationship between the NYSE Return Rate and the Dow Jones
(DJIA) Return Rate. Suppose you are making a business or investment decision.
Suppose again that the decision hinges on whether the NYSE Return Rate and the
Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate tend to move in the same or opposite directions. The
data, graphs, and analysis above will enlighten you. You'll discover whether they
move with, inversely to, or independently of each other.

Suppose that the NYSE Return Rate has risen sharply and that you need to know
what direction the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate is headed in the near future. Does
the recent increase in the NYSE Return Rate provide a clue about the future direction
of the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate? The data history, graph, and analysis above
will show you how the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate has performed after increases in
the NYSE Return Rate. You'll see if one indicator has been likely to signal a change in
another. This is not intended as a prediction, but merely as a clue to the future from
the annals of history. No man knows the future, unless he has the ability to control the
future.

This site compares data series for interest rates, stock indexes, economic indicators,
currency exchange rates and real estate values. Suppose that you want to see how
stock indexes are influenced by interest rates or the value of the dollar. Click one of
the stock index links on the right side of any page. Links to our multi-series graphs
and correlation analysis may be found at the bottom-center of the stock index pages.


Formula for periods with a rising NYSE Return Rate:
1) Change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate DURING periods with a rising NYSE
Return Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate Change / NYSE Return
Rate Rise) x 1% = Published Rate.

The complete formula is: [(Average change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate over
all rolling 12 month periods with a rising NYSE Return Rate) / (Average Rise in the
NYSE Return Rate over the same 12 month periods)] x 1% = Published Rate.

2) Change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate AFTER a rising NYSE Return Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Subsequent Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate Change /
NYSE Return Rate Rise) x 1% = Published Rate.

The complete formula is: [(Average change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate
during the 12 months following any rolling 12 month base period with a rising NYSE
Return Rate) / (Average Rise in the NYSE Return Rate over the 12 month base
periods)] x 1% = Published Rate.


Formula for periods with a declining NYSE Return Rate:
1) Change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate DURING periods with a declining
NYSE Return Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate Change / NYSE Return
Rate Decline) x -1% = Published Rate.

The complete formula is: [(Average change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate over
all rolling 12 month periods with a declining NYSE Return Rate) / (Average decline in
the NYSE Return Rate over the same 12 month periods)] x -1% = Published Rate.

2) Change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate AFTER a decreasing NYSE Return
Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Subsequent Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate Change /
NYSE Return Rate Decrease) x -1% = Published Rate.

The complete formula is: [(Average change in the Dow Jones (DJIA) Return Rate
during the 12 months following any rolling 12 month base period with a declining
NYSE Return Rate) / (Average decline in the NYSE Return Rate over the 12 month
base periods)] x -1% = Published Rate.


Rolling 12 Month Periods Defined:
Overlapping 12 month periods in a monthly data base.

For example:
In the 24 month period included in 2000 - 2001, there are 13 complete rolling 12
month periods. The first is January, 2000 - December, 2000. The second is February,
2000 - January, 2001. The third is March, 2000 - February, 2001 and so on. The last
complete rolling 12 month period in the 2000 - 2001 period is January, 2001 -
December, 2001.
1/50          1/1960            1/1970            1/1980           1/1990             1/2000            1/2010            1/20
The 12 month Dow Jones Return Rate, is shown in gray. The rate is based on the DJIA monthly close,
excluding dividends. DJIA refers to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The 12 month NYSE Return
Rate, is shown in green. The rate is based on the NYSE monthly close, excluding dividends. NYSE
refers to the New York Stock Exchange. Other two-data-series graphs are available. See links at the
bottom of each page.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average, is shown above in gray and is measured using the left axis.
The NYSE is shown in black and is measured using the right axis.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
NEW York Stock Exchange
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