The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index of 30 prominent companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.
the index is the second-oldest among U.S. market indices, after the Dow Jones Transportation Average. It was created by Charles Dow, the editor of The Wall Street Journal and the co-founder of Dow Jones & Company
Dow Futures are financial futures which allow an investor to hedge with or speculate on the future value of various components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average market index.
Futures look into the future to "lock in" a future price or try to predict where something will be in the future.
futures aren't always a reliable indicator of which way stocks will actually move. They represent more of a bet that a stock or index will move in a particular direction
The Dow Jones futures index is a price-weighted average of blue-chip stocks that are generally the leaders in their industry.
The first step to trading Dow futures is to open a trading account or, if you already have a stock trading account, to request permission from your brokerage to trade futures
The index is maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices, an entity majority-owned by S&P Global. Its components are selected by a committee. The ten components with the largest dividend yields are commonly referred to as the Dogs of the Dow.