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Dan Dzombak

Dan Dzombak


Dan Dzombak has written for The Motley Fool since 2008. He covers value investing, investing process, and success among other things. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the buttons below or head over to his blog at

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Why Visa Is Crushing the Dow Jones Today

Visa's disappointing guidance and fat stock price are crushing the Dow today.


Will Apple Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

There could be some big changes for the Dow Jones coming soon.

Caterpillar Leads a Flat Dow as Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise

The DJIA is up slightly with multiple news items today affecting stocks.

AT&T and Poor Economic Releases Weigh on the Dow Jones Today

It's a slow day for the Dow, but there are some interesting stories that matter for the long term.

Why the Dow Jones Is Jumping Today

Home sales declined but were above the market's low expectations.


These States Have No Income Tax

Seven U.S. states have no income tax, while two more have almost no income tax.


Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Useless

The DJIA is a relic of the 1800s. Use the market holiday to familiarize yourself with the S&P 500.

Why IBM Is Dragging on the Dow Jones Today

IBM is down after missing earnings expectations.

Why the Dow Jones Jumped Despite Weak Economic Data

China's economy slowed but not as badly as many expected. Janet Yellen's speech in New York pushed the DJIA up on the day.


Why Coca-Cola Jumped and the Dow Jones Dropped Again

Uncertainty is rising as tech stocks continue to fall and the situation in Ukraine intensifies.

Why the Dow Jones Is Up Triple Digits Today

Better-than-expected retail sales are pushing up Visa and the DJIA.

Financials Weigh on the Dow Jones Today as JPMorgan’s Earnings Come up Short

JPMorgan's earnings were down 20%, pulling Visa, Goldman Sachs, and the DJIA down with it


Why the Dow Jones Has Plunged Today

Financials are crushing the Dow Jones, while the broader stock market is being hurt by the tech sector's drop.

Why the Dow Jones Jumped 180 Points Today

Alcoa's outlook started the day on a positive note, and then a dovish Fed caused the Dow to jump more.

Why Nike and Caterpillar Are Leading the Dow Jones Higher Today

Nike and Caterpillar are up on strength in emerging markets and an analyst upgrade.


Why the Dow Jones Dropped Over 150 Points Today

Financials are causing a large sell-off in the Dow Jones today.

Why Visa Is Leading the Dow Jones Down Today

Visa and Microsoft's 3% drops are pulling the Dow Jones today down.


Why Intel Has Launched Ahead of the Dow Jones Today

An analyst upgrade is pulling Intel higher while slow growth around the world weighs on the Dow Jones today.

Caterpillar Leads the Dow Jones While S&P 500 Hits Record High

Caterpillar is Leading the Dow Jones today after the company defended its tax practices before Congress.

Cisco and Boeing Lead the Dow Jones Today

Both companies are capitalizing on some long-term investments.