Dow Futures (USA 30) Live Chart & Price
The USA30 Live Price & Charts at CAPEX.com features an interactive chart for the price of E-mini Dow Futures as well as trading conditions. USA30 Live Price & Charts can be displayed using a candlestick or a linear chart. You can also look at numerous timeframes from 5 minutes to 1 week to analyze the Dow futures price today.
Why Use USA 30 Price Chart?
The USA 30 has become something of a microcosm for global financial markets, as it has grown to become one of the oldest and most-watched indices in the world. It is often seen by investors and media commentators as an overall summary of the performance of the US stock market. Other indices to watch are USA500 and Tech100.
USA30 includes some of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization, including Apple (AAPL), ExxonMobil (XOM), and The Walt Disney Company (DIS), thus making Dow futures trading popular with many traders.
The Dow futures price chart can be useful in several ways. For those looking to actively speculate on the futures price of USA30, rather than invest for the long-term, price charts are an absolute necessity. Short-term traders or investors may examine USA30 prices on shorter timeframes, looking for areas of support to buy at and areas of resistance to sell at. Short-term traders or investors may also use charts to try to identify trends in the USA 30 chart to try to take advantage of them.
Long-term investors can also make effective use of US30 price charts. A long-term USA30 investor may not be interested in a 10-minute or hourly timeframe, but longer timeframes such as daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly charts. Like the short-term trader, long-term USA 30 investors may use charts to try to identify trends in the Dow futures price, or they may try to spot potential areas of price support to buy at.
Why trade on the USA30 index directly?
Traders enjoy trading the USA 30 because they are not just focused on one individual share. They are trading a “basket” of US stocks and so, to some extent, are protected from any one company’s volatility while maintaining exposure to the wider US stock market.
With CAPEX.com, you can trade the top stocks on the USA30 directly and from a single position. You’ll do this by speculating on the Dow futures prices on the CAPEX platform under the name ‘USA30’.
Not only will you get direct exposure to the USA30 this way, but it’s also more liquid than trading it in other ways.
To take a position on the Dow futures directly, you won’t own any company shares outright. Instead, you’ll trade using leverage derivatives like CFDs.
With derivatives, you can go long (buy) or short (sell) on the asset price. You’ll put down an initial deposit (called margin) to open a larger position, with profits and losses calculated on the full position size, not your deposit.
CFDs are commission-free when you trade the Dow futures, as charges are included in the spread.
What moves the USA 30 price today?
- Strength of the dollar - The strength of the US dollar will have an effect on the price of the USA 30. A strong dollar often means that the index will rise in value, while a weaker dollar will generally mean it falls.
- Value of USA30 companies’ shares - As the USA30 is made up of companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ, the share prices of those companies will affect the index’s price in turn. As it is a price-weighted index, the performance of companies with a higher share price will have a greater effect on the value of the index compared to those with lower share prices, because they have a greater weighting in how the USA30 is valued.
- Earnings reports - Similarly to ordinary share prices, USA30 companies’ earnings reports will affect the index. Strong earnings in large companies that are heavily weighted in the USA30 will often cause an increase in the index’s price, and weak reports will usually mean a decrease.
- Economic events - It’s not just the index’s companies themselves that affect the US30, macroeconomic factors can play a role too. Any geopolitical factors that’ll affect the dollar’s price will likely affect the Dow futures prices, too.
- News - While macroeconomic events themselves will play a factor, so too will news articles. Widely viewed news, both positive and negative, will affect the index’s price. News about central bank announcements, changes to fiscal policy in the States, and reporting on big events like Coronavirus-related developments or presidential elections will all move the price of the Dow futures.
How high/low can the USA30 prices go in 2022?
It has been a very tough few months for the US30, which has suffered in a challenging economic environment.
The closely watched index, which tracks 30 of the most prominent, actively traded US companies, hit an all-time high of 36,799.65 points at the start of this year.
But it had fallen over 16% — close to 5,000 points — to 30,803.44 by the close of H1 2022 as fears mounted that aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve (Fed) could trigger a recession.
From a technical analysis perspective, US30 could fall up to the 20.000 points level – the historical trendline - before resuming the uptrend.
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The US30 dates to 26 May 1896 when Charles Dow, founder of Dow Jones and Co. and then editor of The Wall Street Journal, first compiled and published the average to serve as an indicator of American stock market performance.
Dow calculated what became the first average out of 12 purely industrial stocks, none of which remain as part of the index. General Electric, which is still in operation and was part of the original average, was removed from the index in 2018.
The largest one-day percentage gain on the USA30 took place during the 1930s bear market. It gained 8.26 points and closed at 62.10 on 15 March 1933.
The USA30 hit its current record of 26,833.5 on 3 October 2018.
Basic analysis is necessary before speculating on the Dow futures prices. As with any stock investment, make sure you carefully assess your financial situation before investing in USA30 either directly through e-Mini Dow Futures CFD trading or indirectly through individual stocks and funds. Dow futures prices can be extremely volatile.
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