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Historical Dow Jones Averages (DJIA)
Historical Dow Jones Averages Return Rate / Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate
Dow Industrial Average Return Rate vs. Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate
 
DJIA Return Rate
Simultaneous Change
DJIA Return Rate
Subsequent Change
1% Rise in Oil Price Appreciation Rate in 1 Yr
-0.16%
+0.13%
1% Fall in Oil Price Appreciation Rate in 1 Yr
+0.17%
-0.04%
What does the table mean?
It indicates that a 1% Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate increase over a 12 month
period, (from 5% to 6% for example) has typically been accompanied by a 0.16% Dow
Industrial Average Return Rate decline during that year and a 0.13% Dow Industrial
Average Return Rate increase the following year.

It also indicates that a 1% Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate decline over a 12 month
period, (from 5% to 4% for example) has typically been accompanied by a 0.17% Dow
Industrial Average Return Rate increase during that year and a 0.04% Dow Industrial
Average Return Rate decline the following year.

The center column shows the change in the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate over
12 months, depending on whether the period experienced a rising or falling Crude Oil
Price Appreciation Rate. The right column shows the change in the Dow Industrial
Average Return Rate during the year following an increase or decrease in the Crude
Oil Price Appreciation Rate.

The data history in the middle column shows a slight tendency for the two
rates to move inversely to each other during the same time period.

The evidence for using the previous 12 month change in the Crude Oil Price
Appreciation Rate to predict the future direction of the Dow Industrial
Average Return Rate is insignificant (right column).

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 Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate and
the return rate for the Historical Dow Jones Averages. Suppose you are making a
business or investment decision. Suppose again that the decision hinges on whether
the Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate and the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate
tend to move in the same or opposite directions. The data, historical Dow chart, and
analysis above will enlighten you. You'll discover whether they move with, inversely to,
or independently of each other.

Suppose that the Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate has risen sharply and that you
need to know what direction the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate is headed in the
near future. Does the recent increase in the Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate
provide a clue about the future direction of the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate?
The data history, historical Dow chart, and analysis above will show you how the Dow
Industrial Average Return Rate has performed after increases in the Crude Oil Price
Appreciation 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 Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate:
1) Change in the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate DURING periods with a rising
Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Dow Industrial Average Return Rate Change / Crude Oil
Price Appreciation Rate Rise) x 1% = Published Rate.

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

2) Change in the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate AFTER a rising Crude Oil Price
Appreciation Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Subsequent Dow Industrial Average Return Rate
Change / Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate Rise) x 1% = Published Rate.

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


Formula for periods with a declining Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate:
1) Change in the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate DURING periods with a
declining Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Dow Industrial Average Return Rate Change / Crude Oil
Price Appreciation Rate Decline) x -1% = Published Rate.

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

2) Change in the Dow Industrial Average Return Rate AFTER a decreasing Crude Oil
Price Appreciation Rate:
The abbreviated formula is: (Subsequent Dow Industrial Average Return Rate
Change / Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate Decrease) x -1% = Published Rate.

The complete formula is: [(Average change in the Dow Industrial Average Return
Rate during the 12 months following any rolling 12 month base period with a declining
Crude Oil Price Appreciation Rate) / (Average decline in the Crude Oil Price
Appreciation 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 Industrial Average 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 annual Crude
Oil Price Appreciation Rate (West Texas Intermediate) is plotted monthly in green. Other
two-data-series graphs are available. See links at the bottom of each page.
180%
150%
120%
90%
60%
30%
0%
-30%
-60%
14000
10000
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6000
4000
2000
0
12000
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, is shown above in gray and is measured using the left axis.
Crude Oil Prices are shown in black and are measured in Dollars per Barrel (right axis).
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Crude Oil Prices
140
100
80
60
40
20
0
120
Multi-Index Chart
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