Transportation and Shipping Stocks

transportation shipping stocks What to Watch for Clues to the Next Sell off

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

What to Watch for Clues to the Next Sell-off

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Expect Profit-Taking Before the Next Push Higher

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

Is the Bull Market in Danger?

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Take a Bullish but Cautious Approach

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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 

Will the Dow Indices Break Down or Bounce?

The industrials and transports are at critical support areas. More 

Prepare for a Nasty Round of Selling

We can expect a pullback to the 50-day moving averages of the major indices. More 

Trade of the Day: Alcoa (AA)

My Trader’s Advantage subscribers have had good luck lately with retailers, health care, transports and industrials -- and today I’m recommending a trade that is closely related to the latter two groups in particular. More 

Delta Air Lines: a Cheap Seat for Long-Distance Growth

Delta Air Lines' stock is poised for take off. With its compelling valuation, DAL is your best bet to profit from the global aviation industry's return to health. More