DJI, Dow Jones

INDU jan25 2012

The Dow Jones is the most watched index, it is also the most manipulated. It is now threatening to make a new high as it is only a hundred points away from the may highs of last year. Much of this thanks to the Fed. that announced an additional year to late 2014 of these very low rates and expressed a more open mindset towards other stimulative measures to help growth. The Dow is now close to its all time high of 14000+ in late 2007. No other index has accomplished this miracle. Is the Fed targeting the stock market and creating the next bubble? It is hard to judge what all this means, but it is certainly good to remember that the Dow, now more than a hundred years old, contains only one single stock General Electric from the early days and that one is trading at 1/3 of its high.