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At the tail end of the 19th century boasting a list of business contacts made reporting on gold and silver prospecting in a Colorado mining town called Leadville Charles Dow left the frontier for the nations financial hub New York City He found a job at the Kiernan News Agency a service that distributed handwritten business news to banks and brokers where he met two fellow financial reporters Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser In 1882 the three jumped ship to form a publishing venture of their own Poor Bergstresser Not only did he bankroll Dow Jones Company with the savings hed acquired by working his way through college but he also gave the companys publication a daily two-page financial news bulletin called the Customers Afternoon Letter a more lasting appellation The Wall Street Journal But Bergstresser was deemed too long to be included in the companys name and so when Dow invented his stock index 14 years later he wasnt compelled to name it the Dow Jones Bergstresser Industrial Average Dow had created a stock average based on eleven companies for the Letter but his average almost entirely comprised railroad companies For the Journal in 1896 Dow used twelve companies and expanded into the American economys bustling industrial sector companies with names like National Lead and US Rubber The first measurement of the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 4094 and it sagged back down close to that number at 4122 points in 1932 during the throes of the Great Depression Forty years later the index broke 1000 and today its barreling down on the 9000 mark
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