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At a Glance: The Dow® vs. the S&P 500® A visual guide pinpointing the key differences between these two indices.

To the casual follower of the markets, The Dow Jones Industrial Average® (The Dow®) and the S&P 500® might look a lot alike. Both measure the U.S. stock market, are made up of large companies, and are calculated throughout the trading day.

But are the two indices identical? In fact, they aren’t at all.

S&P DJI - At a Glance: The Dow vs. the S&P 500


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