According to the Dow Jones announcement, the new index series is the successor to the Dow Jones Wilshire Index family, which is being discontinued as Dow Jones Indexes has elected to allow its business relationship with Wilshire Associates to expire on March 31, 2009. The Dow Jones Total Stock Market Index family is identical in all aspects to the former Dow Jones Wilshire index family, including methodology, composition and historical data back to 1987.
The Indexes are available on the same data vendors and distribution platforms as used previously, which will help ensure a seamless transition for index users, the announcement said.
The Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index
measures the performance of all U.S. equities with
readily available prices. The Dow Jones Global Total
Stock Market Index measures the performance of more than
12,000 companies in 65 countries. The Dow Jones Global
Select Real Estate Indexes measure the performance of
publicly traded real estate securities that represent the
ownership and operation of commercial or residential real
As of the close of trading of March 31, 2009, the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index measures 4,495 stocks with a float-adjusted market capitalization of $8.5 trillion. Worldwide, the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index tracked 12,119 stocks with a float-adjusted market capitalization of $19.5 trillion.
For more information on the Dow Jones Total Stock Market Index family, visit http://www.djindexes.com/totalstockmarket .