I am really not sure. I didn’t check to read the Wall Street Journal this morning because I was racing to this interview. I think about 9,000?
9,829 [of course, this was as of the date this post was written]
The point is that you need to know where the Dow Jones Industrial Average stands. This is a straightforward question designed to test how attentive you are to the markets. If you miss this answer, the interviewer will likely consider you a “pretender”, meaning that you don’t have a very strong interest in the market; you are just showing up for the interview. Although you don’t need to nail the exact number, the number you give should be within a range that the DOW has traded within the last 3 days. There is no excuse for not reading the Wall Street Journal the day of (or a least the day before) the interview.
If you really want to knock the ball out of the park, you should know where the S&P 500, NASDAQ, Russell 1000, FTSE, Nikkei, Hang Seng and Dax also closed.
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