Transportation and Shipping Stocks

transportation shipping stocks Can the Markets Technical Difficulties Be Overcome?

Transportation and shipping stocks are among the oldest and most watched stock sectors

Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA), also known as the Dow Jones Transports, is the oldest U.S. stock index still in use. Originally solely composed of railroad companies, DTJA now also includes airlines, delivery services and logistics, trucking and marine transportation stocks.

Analysts measure the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) against the DTJA to confirm the U.S. economy’s health. Some even look to transportation and shipping stocks as market forecasters.

Recent Articles

Can the Market’s Technical Difficulties Be Overcome?

Buyers must emerge before the key indices break through the next major support lines. More 

Transports’ Collapse Pulls Rug Out From Under Bulls

The triple-digit decline in the Dow Jones Transportation Average can't be ignored. More 

Non-Confirmation Still Troubling Traders

The transports' inability to follow the industrials to a new high is unnerving. More 

The Dow Number to Watch Today

A close below this level would result in a much weaker near-term situation. More 

What to Watch for Clues to the Next Sell-off

We may be due for a mild round of profit-taking. More 

Expect Profit-Taking Before the Next Push Higher

Stocks fell flat this week after receiving good news. More 

If Europe Disappoints, Look Out Below

The market has already discounted a 50 billion euro monthly bond-buying program. More 

Is the Bull Market in Danger?

The short-, intermediate- and long-term trends are all in question. More 

Take a Bullish but Cautious Approach

Be sure to use stops since volatility can turn a profit into a loss in a blink. More 

Norfolk Southern: Hitching a Ride on Economic Recovery

Norfolk Southern is a well-managed railroad with high operating margins and growing freight volumes. With a lock on lucrative eastern U.S. rail routes, NSC is a safer bet on the resurgence of the cyclical transportation sector. More