Which index to buy and hold? S&P 500 or Dow Jones?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by crgarcia, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. If you were to buy and hold, which has better potential?
    Maybe the Dow Jones has stonger fundamentals?
  2. in all due respect Sir...they are both exactly the same(bascially)...buy one(or sell one) or the other...run a comparision chart of either the Dow vs SP500, SPY vs Dia or ES vs YM...might be a slight % over the long term but really no difference...bottomline...they will both go down together or up together with a slight "unnoticeable to profit" variance
  3. They move similarly, but not identical.

    During some rallies, the Dow outpaces the S&P.
    So which one offers more potential now?
    (It takes the same to hold an S&P or Dow ETF).