Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

A Description of the DJSI can be found at

I created a sample portfolio at Google Finance with a list of individual shares from each company, which can be found at

Between October 8 and October 16, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) dropped $830.88 from $11,599.86 to $10,768.98.

After reaching $11,905.36 on September 18, the DJSI floated up barely over one dollar the following three days then began a record decline that lasted until its October 16 low before struggling back up to $11,416.17, over $489 below the highest point.

The chart from October 22 to October 24 looks like the beginning of three degree convex slope which I will hazzard to guess will peak below $11,600 points before another downturn.

The previous major downturn began after July 24 when the DJSI reached $11,884.72, then bounced off the floor at $11,310.81 on August 7 before slowly sloping back up to it's last peak a month later.

The declines seem to average around two weeks while increases take about a month. This downward pressure on stocks and commodities prices will likely continue in the absence of consumer demand due to low wages and debt from college loans.


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