The Global Dow

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DEFINITION of 'The Global Dow'

An equal-weighted stock index consisting of the stocks of 150 top companies from around the world as selected by Dow Jones editors based on the companies' long history of success and popularity among investors. The Global Dow is designed to reflect the global stock market and gives preferences to companies with a global reach.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'The Global Dow'

The Global Dow includes blue-chip companies such as 3M, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Kraft, Monsanto, and General Electric. It includes stocks from both developed and emerging markets because the index is meant to reflect both the present and the future of the stock market.

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