Zacks' Voice of the People highlights opportunities with IBM, Chevron, Caterpillar, 3M and Exxon Mobil - Press Releases

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Chicago, IL - 04/17/2012 - Zacks highlights commentary from People and Picks Trader " inthemoneystocks " .

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Beware the Dow Jones-Led Rally

Monday morning, most of the leading stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are trading higher. Traders must remember that the DJIA is a price cap weighted index unlike the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite which are market cap weighted indexes. When a price cap weighted index trades higher it will usually signal that the high priced stocks in that indexes are trading higher.

Today,  IBM Corp  ( IBM ) is the highest priced stock in the DJIA and carries the most weight. This tech giant is trading higher by $1.54 to $204.40 a share.  Chevron Corp  ( CVX ) is the second largest stock in the DJIA by price capitalization. This leading energy stock is trading higher by $1.01 to $101.79 a share.

Just between IBM, and CVX it will likely account for large percentage of the move in the DJIA. Some other large weightings in the DJIA are  Caterpillar Inc  ( CAT ),  3M Co  ( MMM ) and  Exxon Mobil Corp  ( XOM ).

Traders should all beware when the DJIA leads the major stock indexes higher. Often, large investors will park money in the DJIA to collect a dividend if growth stocks look to be slowing down. Remember, it does not take many stocks in the DJIA to have the index trade into positive territory; it only takes a handful of the high priced stocks in the index to trade higher.

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CATERPILLAR INC ( CAT ): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
CHEVRON CORP ( CVX ): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
INTL BUS MACH ( IBM ): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
3M CO ( MMM ): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
EXXON MOBIL CRP ( XOM ): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CAT , CVX , IBM , MMM , XOM

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