Transportation and Shipping Stocks

Activity in this transportation modal in a shipping yard mirrors stock values

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

Your Next Rally Play? The iShares Dow Jones Transport. Avg. (ETF) (IYT)

One way to play a much-needed market bounce is by looking to the most oversold part of the market. The IYT ETF is that part of the market. More 

Trade of the Day: United Parcel Service (UPS)

Shares of UPS have also suffered on the pullback in the Transports, with a death cross in the process of forming. More 

Market May be Nearing a Selling Climax

This could lead to a dramatic upside reversal, but watch volume for a clue. More 

Dow 500 Points From a Bear Market Signal

A close below 16,000 in the industrials is all that is needed to confirm. More 

Transports’ Major Support Line Must Hold

A break would virtually assure a continued non-confirmation and reversion to a bear market. More 

Wall Street May Get Coal in its Stocking This Year

There appears to be little hope of turning this market around before Dec. 31. More 

There is No Guarantee of a Breakout

Lower volume favors higher volatility and a pullback. More 

Trade of the Day: Expedia (EXPE)

Expedia shares have been gaining momentum for a while. The data indicates that this will continue into the future. More 

Market Not Done Purging Bulls

The Dow smashed through three important support points. More 

Transports Continue to Be a Major Headwind

A shaky technical picture has evolved in the form of declining volume and a MACD sell signal. More