Democratus

The Opening Bell

Check on virtually any mainstream news source and you can view the Dow’s numbers on open trading, the Dow’s high, its low, and the Volume of trading, just to name a few of the Dow’s indices.  The Dow Jones is aired during most newscasts repeatedly throughout the week from the time the opening bell rings on Wall Street until closing.  The nation watches closely as the Dow moves up or down as if anticipating a win or loss at a blackjack table.  No other news, with the possible exception of weather forecasts, receives as much attention and as much coverage as the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  It appears to serve as the pulse of a capitalist nation such as ours -information about the Dow transcends the dissemination of all other reports.  Other news stories are covered, sometimes for days and weeks, but news about the Dow is nearly omnipresent…

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