Transportation and Shipping Stocks

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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

Bulls Fight to Hold Rally

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What Will it Take to Confirm a Bear Market?

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The Bull is Wounded, but Is It Fatal?

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Transports Strength May be Sending a Message to China

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Investors Ignoring One Very Important Thing

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Why This Bull Market Has 2-3 Years Left

Despite warnings that the market is overheated, we have not yet entered the overvalued phase. More 

Transports Don’t Paint a Pretty Picture for Rest of the Year

They are barely hanging onto a triple-bottom and face significant overhead resistance. More 

Are the Transports Bottoming?

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Trade of the Day: United Continental (UAL)

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