Stock Markets around the world
Level 1 Assignment 1
Due: October 1st
You are to research the major indicators for stock markets around the world. These markets
include Japan, Germany, Britain, Russia, France, Brazil and the United States. You will be
presenting this information to the class.
Product: A poster or PowerPoint.
Set up your research as follows:
Country: United States
Name of primary market: NYSE New York Stock Exchange
Name of the primary indicator: Dow Jones Industrial Average
Define the Average:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average includes 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New
York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely cited indicator of how
the stock market is doing.
List 10 of the stocks this average contains from different sectors of the economy.
Examples: Alcoa (basic materials) Bank of America (banking) Walmart, 3M.
Take a picture of the last year’s activity using your computer’s camera (Mac) or a screen shot – PC.
This is a screen shot of the Dow Jones Industrial average for the past year. Use Finance.Yahoo
and looked up the indicator you identified above.
Lastly what are the outlooks for these indexes? Bear/Bull? Explain what analysts believe
the outlook is. (cite sources)