Dow Jones publishes a group of “Select” indices, which are special because their components must meet a minimum requirement for market capitalization. The component weightings are then capped to ensure a certain degree of diversification. This ensures that a few large-cap issues do not dominate these indices.
Symbol Group: Dow Jones Select Indices Publisher: S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC Update Frequency: Intraday or end-of-day (EOD) Online Source: www.djindexes.com Current Symbols: Catalog link
Some of the Dow Jones Select Indices have the words “total return” in their name. A total return index includes any distributions, such as dividends, to provide a more realistic picture of investor return.
Intraday data is available for some of these indices, but others are updated after the close (end-of-day data (EOD)). Indices based in the Far East tend to be updated after the US markets close. Indices based in Europe tend to have intraday data. Check the symbol catalog and name for the update frequency. Names with ”(EOD)” are updated after the market close.
Click here for a current list and to see the starting date for these symbols. The example above shows a partial list of symbols. Note that the starting dates are shown in the symbol catalog under the “first data point” column.
Users can find symbols for DJ Select Indices by searching for “dow and jones and select -ishares -etn -fund -epac -first -yield” in the symbol catalog (without quotations). The “and” ensures that the term is required. A minus sign in front of a word (-ishares) ensures that the term is excluded.