3 Reasons the New Dow Is Already Better Than the Old

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We're a week into the new Dow Jones Industrial Average and we're already starting to see some of the advantages. Nike brings a consumer exposure that was lacking and Visa and Goldman Sachs help balance out the index's price weighting. Contributor Travis Hoium covers why he thinks the new Dow is better than the old one in the video below. 

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