These tell a story of where the overall market has been and maybe where it is going.
The Dow 30 stocks are some of the largest and widely-held companies in the world. One or more of these companies are likely to be in almost everyone's credit card statement.
The Dow Transports are some of the largest and widely-held transportation companies in the world. Literally, Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
The 15 Dow Utilities are some of the largest and widely-held utility companies in the world. Nice dividend yields too!
The NASDAQ 100 is a stock market index made stocks by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ exchange.
The S&P 500 or S&P is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.
To capture the dividend, the shares must be purchased before the Ex-Date.