Sunday, January 3, 2010

Financials in the Dow

just a couple random charts here.

there are currently 4 Financial companies on the Dow -- BAC, JPM, AXP, TRV. if we take a share of each and add them up, here's what a chart of that basket looks like dating back to 1986:

but what if we use a blend weighting of the shares, to account for market cap, recent average volume, and price? well, then the chart looks a lot different than the one above:

the data adjusted for dividends and splits, fyi. charts are log scale.