GM bankruptcy would prompt removal from Dow-30

Discussion in 'Trading' started by ASusilovic, May 24, 2009.

  1. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A bankruptcy filing by General Motors Corp. would prompt the publisher of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to remove the car maker's stock from the blue-chip average and could cause a revamp of other components, said Sybille Reitz, a spokeswoman for Dow Jones Indexes, Friday. "If a company files for bankruptcy we would typically remove it from the index," she said. "Then we review the whole index, and if we feel that there are additional changes needed, then we would react," she said. Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson, working with other WSJ editors, decides which companies should be included in the 30-member index. Launched on May 26, 1896, the Dow average typically includes U.S. companies that are industry leaders and that "have a long-standing history," Reitz said.
  2. 1) Inclusions into an index tend to be good sell-signals.
    2) Exclusions tend to get hammered by liquidation from indexers which may set up a good buy-signal.
    3) What would replace GM?...... F? VW? Tata? UBS? :cool:
  3. Eight


    The sign of the end of the USA will be when a prop trading company becomes a component :D
  4. more like when hedge funds and private equity co's go public.

    Oops! too late:D
  5. Possible

    What is for sure is that bankruptcy would force GM out of the NYSE (if it becomes a penny stock for more than a month).