Publication Date

1-1-1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Weiss, Donald E.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Finance

Abstract

As graduating honor students, Timothy and Williams were required to fulfill a capstone course. This paper is the result of that requirement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was chosen because of its widespread use within the financial sector and importance to the investment community. Williams concentrated on the Dow itself, including it's history, the Dow theory, how it is computed, how it relates to business cycles, and the DOW'S future. Timothy looked at the Dow from a broader perspective, including a comparison of the Dow with other market indicators, viewing the DJIA as an investment portfolio, and a look at the Dow and the stock market crash of 1987.

Extent

101 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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