The lead headline on Yahoo!Finance two days ago was: "Dow Jumps Almost 100 on Takeover Talk."

Sounds like the "takeover talk" got investors excited across the board, right? Well, as we know the Dow is all of 30 stocks, one of which is Alcoa (NYSE:AA). Alcoa had received a takeover bid, Alcoa was up over 6% on the day, and Alcoa pushed up the Dow. The rising Dow meant everything for Alcoa shareholders (and maybe something for people trading Dow futures), but nothing for the rest of us.

Can we get real and can the Dow talk already?

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Fool contributor Matt Koppenheffer does not own shares in any of companies mentioned in this article.