Market Commentary  14045
September, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 2.2%         Rank: 19 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11.2%       Rank: 17 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              39.4%       Rank: 12 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   63.1%        Rank: 18 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJIA was 2.2% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Industrial Index was ranked 19th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Dow Industrial Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During September of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 19 with a
return of 2.16%. The top ranked index during September was the NASDAQ 100
Index, with a return of 13.00%. The worst performing index during that period
was the FTSE 100 Index with a return of 0.77%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during September was 3.78%.
The average return for the indexes during the month was 4.29%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 17 with a
return of 11%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225
Index, with a return of 63%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Mexico IPC Index with a return of -4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 16%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended September of 2013,  the Dow Industrial Average had a
rank of 12 with a return of 39%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period
was the NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 102%. The worst performing index
during that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 39%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 41%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended September of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had
a rank of 18 with a return of 63%. The top ranked index during the period was
the Mexico IPC Index, with a return of 414%. The worst performing index during
the 10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 23%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 86%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 104%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.













































Market Commentary  13969
August, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -4.4%        Rank: 20 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13.1%       Rank: 15 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              28.3%       Rank: 9 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   57.3%        Rank: 18 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJIA was -4.4% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Industrial Index was ranked 20th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Dow Industrial Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During August of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 20 with a
return of -4.45%. The top ranked index during August was the TSX Composite
Index, with a return of 1.34%. The worst performing index during that period was
the NASDAQ 100 Index with a return of -7.84%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during August was -3.13%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was -3.19%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 15 with a
return of 13%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225
Index, with a return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 0%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 15%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended August of 2013,  the Dow Industrial Average had a
rank of 9 with a return of 28%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period
was the NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 52%. The worst performing index
during that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -12%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 24%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 21%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended August of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a
rank of 18 with a return of 57%. The top ranked index during the period was the
Mexico IPC Index, with a return of 408%. The worst performing index during the
10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 25%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 78%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 96%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.













































Market Commentary  13893
July, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 4.0%         Rank: 18 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19.1%       Rank: 14 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              36.2%       Rank: 7 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   67.9%        Rank: 18 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJIA was 4.0% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Industrial Index was ranked 18th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Dow Industrial Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During July of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 18 with a return
of 3.96%. The top ranked index during July was the Russell 2000 Index, with a
return of 6.93%. The worst performing index during that period was the Nikkei
225 Index with a return of -0.07%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during July was 4.90%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 4.63%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 14 with a
return of 19%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225
Index, with a return of 58%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Mexico IPC Index with a return of -1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 20%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 21%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended July of 2013,  the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of
7 with a return of 36%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 67%. The worst performing index during
that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -9%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 28%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 26%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended July of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank
of 18 with a return of 68%. The top ranked index during the period was the
Mexico IPC Index, with a return of 459%. The worst performing index during the
10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 19%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 108%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.













































































Market Commentary  13207
May, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 1.9%         Rank: 13 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22.0%       Rank: 16 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              19.6%       Rank: 7 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   70.8%        Rank: 18 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJIA was 1.9% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Industrial Index was ranked 13th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Dow Industrial Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During May of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 13 with a return
of 1.86%. The top ranked index during May was the Russell 2000 Index, with a
return of 10.97%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow
Utility Index with a return of -10.27%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during May was 1.98%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.35%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 16 with a
return of 22%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225
Index, with a return of 61%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Dow Utility Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 24%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 24%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended May of 2013,  the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of
7 with a return of 20%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 47%. The worst performing index during
that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -20%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 16%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended May of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank
of 18 with a return of 71%. The top ranked index during the period was the
Mexico IPC Index, with a return of 511%. The worst performing index during the
10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 28%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 90%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 118%.

Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for Forecast-Chart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.










































Market Commentary  13131
April, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 1.8%         Rank: 11 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12.3%       Rank: 17 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              15.8%       Rank: 10 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   75.0%        Rank: 17 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJIA was 1.8% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Industrial Index was ranked 11th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Dow Industrial Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During April of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 11 with a return
of 1.79%. The top ranked index during April was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 11.80%. The worst performing index during that period was the
Russell 2000 Index with a return of -6.79%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 1.69%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.32%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank of 17 with a
return of 12%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225
Index, with a return of 46%. The worst performing index during that period was
the TSX Composite Index with a return of 1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 14%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 14%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2013,  the Dow Industrial Average had a rank
of 10 with a return of 16%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was
the NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 51%. The worst performing index
during that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -24%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 15%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2013, the Dow Industrial Average had a rank
of 17 with a return of 75%. The top ranked index during the period was the
Mexico IPC Index, with a return of 551%. The worst performing index during the
10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 27%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 95%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 127%.

Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for Forecast-Chart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.











































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Dow Jones Industrial Average: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
-8.7
-0.4
-23.6
41.7
38.2
-1.9
-37.7
46.6
15.0
-17.9
0.4
7.6
-10.3
-30.7
81.7
-4.2
-21.7
10.5
30.5
-32.9
12.7
21.7
-3.3
26.2
30.0
0.3
28.8
48.2
-17.2
-33.8
-52.7
-23.1
66.8
4.1
38.6
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
24.8
-32.8
28.0
-3.0
-12.7
-15.3
7.6
13.8
12.1
26.7
-8.1
2.2
-2.1
13.1
17.4
14.4
8.4
-3.8
44.0
20.8
2.3
-12.8
34.0
16.4
-9.3
18.7
-10.8
17.0
14.6
10.9
-18.9
15.2
4.3
-15.2
4.8
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
6.1
14.6
-16.6
-27.6
38.3
17.9
-17.3
-3.1
4.2
14.9
-9.2
19.6
20.3
-3.7
27.7
22.6
2.3
11.8
27.0
-4.3
20.3
4.2
13.7
2.1
33.5
26.0
22.6
16.1
25.2
-6.2
-7.1
-16.8
25.3
3.1
-0.6
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
16.3
6.4
-33.8
18.8
11.0
5.5
7.3
The annual gain or loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1901 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) - 108 Year Graph
Dow Industrial Average Stock Market Historical Graph
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