| SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yields performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an Index of 30 blue chip United States stocks. As of Oct 31 2015, the Fund's total assets were $12,209,985,892 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $12,194,187,342. The Average Annual Return Dow is shown above.
The Average Annual Return on the Average Annual Return Dow page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annualized return over the past ten years (or specified start date) for a given investment
(up to the end of prior trading session recorded). Arguably, choosing ten years for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand provides a sufficiently long window
to capture long-term trends.
Thus, researching Average Annual Returns is good practice for investors — whether Average Annual Return Dow or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annualized return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the DIA average annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).