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

Market Pattern is Positive, Though Suspect

Traders should still exercise caution at this juncture. More 

Major Reversal May be Just Around the Corner

With a pending Dow Theory non-confirmation, this is not the time to chase stocks. More 

Transports Give Cautionary Signal

The failure of the Dow Jones Transportation Average to hold above support is not a good sign. More 

Dow Closes in the Black for 2016, But…

As strong as the index may currently appear, it will probably not break to a new high. More 

Market Now Faces a More Serious Challenge

After moving through light resistance, the Dow indices are up against more significant overhead. More 

Don’t Chase Stocks Into Major Resistance Zones

Despite the run-up, volume and internal indicators are telling us to be cautious. More 

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Stock: The Time for Selling Is Soon

UPS stock could be a prime candidate to sell or short in coming days or weeks as a confluence of resistance looms. Traders should react to bearish reversals. More 

Bulls’ Lack of Conviction is Troubling

Despite the Dow's triple-digit advance, volume is low enough to question the trend. More 

Trade of the Day: ATW Stock Ready to Stage a Big Turnaround?

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. flashed two buy signals ahead of what appears to be a deep "V" bottom. More 

Dow Transports Running Out of Gas?

The Dow Jones Transportation Average is overbought, but momentum is high. More