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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA) is a composite of 30 of the largest publicly traded stocks in the United States. It is the most widely publicized and discussed stock index. With the arrival of electronic trading, the Chicago Board of Trade's new mini-sized Dow futures are the best way to potentially benefit from the ups and downs of the index. The e-mini sized Dow contracts adds a powerful tool for traders seeking opportunity. There are numerous investment strategies using Dow Index futures and Dow Index options on futures that can be used to take advantage of price volatility.

Whether you are a speculator or a hedger this section on the Dow Industrial market contains a wealth of valuable information. You can read about the history of the Dow Industrial market, the fundamentals that make it move, and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margin requirements, and news that are affecting the Dow Industrial market. However, if you are new to the markets you should consult with a licensed broker before starting to trade.

CBOT Dow Jones Complex: Investor's Guide

Click on the link above to download a very informative .pdf brochure entitled "CBOT Dow Jones Complex: Investor's Guide". It was published by the Chicago Board of Trade. It provides introductory information and basic strategies for trading CBOT® DJIA futures and futures options.

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