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Dow Jones Industrial Average History
Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Rate / Population Growth Rate
Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Rate vs. Population Growth Rate
 
DJIA Return Rate
Simultaneous Change
DJIA Return Rate
Subsequent Change
.1% Rise in Population Growth Rate over 1 Year
+7.27%
+0.10%
.1% Decline in Population Growth Rate in 1 Year
-4.30%
-0.44%
What does the table mean?
It indicates that a .1% Population Growth Rate increase over a 12 month period, (from
5% to 6% for example) has typically been accompanied by a 7.27% Dow Jones
Industrial Average Return Rate increase during that year and a 0.10% Dow Jones
Industrial Average Return Rate increase the following year.

It also indicates that a .1% Population Growth Rate decline over a 12 month period,
(from 5% to 4% for example) has typically been accompanied by a 4.30% Dow Jones
Industrial Average Return Rate decline during that year and a 0.44% Dow Jones
Industrial Average Return Rate decline the following year.

The center column shows the change in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Return
Rate over 12 months, depending on whether the period experienced a rising or falling
Population Growth Rate. The right column shows the change in the Dow Jones
Industrial Average Return Rate during the year following an increase or decrease in
the Population Growth 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 Population
Growth Rate to predict the future direction of the Dow Jones Industrial
Average Return Rate is weak (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 data history 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 history to determine whether a relationship actually exists or not.
This 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 Population Growth Rate and the Dow
Jones Industrial Average Return Rate. Suppose you are making a business or
investment decision. Suppose again that the decision hinges on whether the
Population Growth Rate and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Rate tend to
move in the same or opposite directions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average History,
and analysis above will enlighten you. You'll discover whether they move with,
inversely to, or independently of each other.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The complete formula is: [(Average change in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Return Rate during the 12 months following any rolling 12 month base period with a
declining Population Growth Rate) / (Average decline in the Population Growth 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 Industrial Average Return Rate History, 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 Total US Population Growth Rate is plotted monthly in green (All Ages). 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 US Population is shown in black and is measured millions of people (right axis).
Dow Jones Industrial Average
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