Why Chevron's a Big Mover in the Dow


The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Fool contributor and personal finance analyst Dan Caplinger discusses topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Dan looks at Chevron (NYS: CVX) in the latest installment of a Motley Fool series in which we look at how each Dow Jones (INDEX: ^DJI) stock affects the world-renowned blue chip average. There are some idiosyncrasies in how the Dow Jones is calculated, and Dan explains how Chevron ends up having a bigger impact on the average than its fellow energy rival in the Dow. He also looks at why the Dow only has two energy stocks and considers some of the other energy powerhouses that might get an invitation to the Dow at some point.

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