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Dow Jones 30 Companies Quiz

Name the companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Last updated: September 17, 2018
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Industry
Added
Symbol
Company
Oil
1928
XOM
ExxonMobil
Consumer
Goods
1932
PG
Procter & Gamble
Conglomerate
1939
UTX
United
Technologies
Conglomerate
1976
MMM
3M
Technology
1976
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IBM
Pharmaceuticals
1979
MRK
Merck
Payments
1982
AXP
American Express
Restaurant
1985
MCD
McDonalds
Aerospace
1987
BA
Boeing
Beverages
1987
KO
Coca-Cola
Construction
1991
CAT
Caterpillar
Banking
1991
JPM
JP Morgan
Entertainment
1991
DIS
Walt Disney
Pharmaceuticals
1997
JNJ
Johnson &
Johnson
Retail
1997
WMT
Wal-Mart
Industry
Added
Symbol
Company
Home
Improvement
1999
HD
Home Depot
Semiconductors
1999
INTC
Intel
Software
1999
MSFT
Microsoft
Pharmaceuticals
2004
PFE
Pfizer
Telecom
2004
VZ
Verizon
Oil
2008
CVX
Chevron
Networking
2009
CSCO
Cisco
Insurance
2009
TRV
Travelers
Health
2012
UNH
UnitedHealth
Investment Bank
2013
GS
Goldman Sachs
Apparel
2013
NKE
Nike
Payments
2013
V
Visa
Computers
2015
AAPL
Apple
Chemicals
2017
DWDP
DowDuPont
Pharmacy
2018
WBA
Walgreens
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level 75
Jul 9, 2014
Goldman Sachs?
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level ∞
Sep 29, 2014
Added. Was tempted to put "vampire squid" as its industry.
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level 69
Dec 6, 2018
/shrug My wife worked there for a decade as a programmer. I worked at similar firms for 25 years. It's just a business that at its core facilitates the transfer of risk - from those who have it and don't want it to those who don't have it and do want it. Every so often nobody wants any risk - financial crisis - and investment banks get stuck with a bunch of risk and nobody who will buy it at any price. Events like 2008 or 1929 occur as the result of borrowing (systemic leverage) used to acquire or finance that risk. Oversimplification? Sure but it's a small text box.
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level 66
Oct 4, 2014
I must have spelled Merck 100 different ways, except for the way it's actually spelled. Easy enough quiz though.
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level 74
Oct 4, 2014
There's only 30? Didn't know that. Managed to get most of them with the hints. Never heard of United Technologies but should have guessed the other two I missed.
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level 70
Jun 3, 2015
There's been only 30 companies for going on probably 70 years or so. Every so often the drop someone and add someone. In March they dumped AT&T for Apple.
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level 69
Mar 29, 2018
Since 1896, actually. The DJ Industrial Average is actually not the first stock index. That's the DJ Transportation Average (1884). I worked at DJ Indexes for a few years.
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level 77
Apr 1, 2017
Actually, I think this is too easy when the stock symbols are given. Better to just list the industry, don't you think?
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level 43
Dec 6, 2018
I think it would be way too hard without the symbols for anyone who didn't have a particular interest in the stock market. I can think of half a dozen other big pharma companies off the top of my head, for example.
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level 74
Jun 22, 2018
IBM was added in 1979, not 1976.
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level 48
Jun 22, 2018
29 June 1979: "International Business Machines and Merck replaced Chrysler and Esmark"
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level 74
Jun 23, 2018
I took this quiz about a week ago and now it's been reset because the first company on the list got dropped. (Actually, it's being dropped as of June 26.) Until Tuesday, it will be the only company listed in the DJII that was in the original index (of 12 companies) in 1896. It's been on the list from 1896-1898, 1899-1901, and 1907-2018.
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level 67
Jun 23, 2018
24/30, happy enough with that as a Brit. A few companies on there that I haven't heard of.
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level 56
Dec 6, 2018
I wonder if a) they all have company softball teams and b) how much subterfuge would go on behind the scenes if there was a giant softball tournament with all of these teams?