Does Apple Belong in the Dow?

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Apple is now the largest company in the American stock market. Yet it's not in the Dow. Anand discusses whether it should be.

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  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2012, at 9:03 PM, H3D wrote:

    While the Dow remains based on a single share of each stock that it includes, it dooms itself to irrelevance.

  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2012, at 10:06 PM, MHO1 wrote:

    Putting Apple into the Dow will be the kiss of death to its upward trend. Just look at Microsoft and Intel.

  • Report this Comment On February 13, 2012, at 8:32 AM, TheGizmo51 wrote:

    Mr. Steve Jobs didn't want Apple to be in the Dow for the Dow was too "establishment" and didn't fit Mr. jobs image and style.

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