In the News

Title

Is It Time to Change the Dow?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-8-2016

Abstract

If you turn back to the late 1800s, the go-to names for baby girls included Edna, Ethel, Gertrude and Mildred. Now, try finding any mom who covets them today. And so it goes for the outdated appellation "Dow Jones Industrial Average" – a stock market measure that also dates to that Age of Bertha and Bessie.