Dividends4Life: Facts About the Dow In 2013 Will Blow Your Mind

Facts About the Dow In 2013 Will Blow Your Mind

Posted by D4L | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 0 comments »

With 2013 firmly in the rearview mirror, the S&P Dow Jones Indices published the highlights of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) from last year. Here's a selection of the 10 juiciest details:

1. The top 5 point gainers accounted for 16% of the Dow's total gains in 2013. 2. Boeing (NYSE: BA) alone added 444 points to the Dow in 2013. 3. The biggest loser of Dow points was IBM (NYSE: IBM). 4. The biggest gain added 444 points while the worst drop removed only 27. 5. The Dow's 26.5% return in 2013 was the strongest full-year leap since 1995. 6. IBM was actually the strongest performer on the Dow in two of the first three months. 7. The Dow passed two 1,000-point milestones in 2013: 15,000 and 16,000. 8. The Dow traded up in 146 of the 252 trading days last year. 9. The big gains in 2013 were built on dozens of small moves, not a few big jumps. 10. ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) paid out $11 billion in dividends last year, accounting for nearly 9% of the Dow's total payouts.

Source: Motley Fool

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