it's just 30 stocks and not a good measure of the overall strength of the economy. In it's purest form, the Dow average would be the average of the the 30 Dow stocks at the closing bell. Today, it's the most convoluted number out there in terms of the three stock averages.
Pay attention to the S & P 500...that is a better measure of the overall strength of the economy.
One this is certain, Obama and his economic policies are not the cause of the rise in the Dow.
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