Dow Jones Distortion Index - additional details

The following provides additional details for my original post on the Dow Jones Distortion Index here.

Methodology details

The Dow Jones Distortion Index (“DJDI”) is defined as half of the sum of the absolute difference between each stock’s price-weighted contribution to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DJIA”) and its share of the DJIA total market cap. Let equal the price of stock and equal the market capitalization of stock on any given day. The DJDI is calculated as:

where is the share of the sum price of the DJIA components contributed by stock , is the share of the total market cap of the DJIA components contributed by stock , and is the number of stocks comprising the DJIA (currently ).

Real example: May 27, 2016

The following table illustrates how the DJDI is calculated, stock-by-stock, for May 27, 2016:

Ticker Market Cap (BN) [M] Share of sum market cap Price [P] Share of sum price Absolute difference (P - M)
AAPL $549.66 10.21% $100.35 3.85% 6.37%
AXP $62.31 1.16% $65.52 2.51% 1.35%
BA $82.31 1.53% $129.22 4.95% 3.42%
CAT $42.02 0.78% $71.96 2.76% 1.98%
CSCO $145.46 2.70% $28.92 1.11% 1.59%
CVX $192.28 3.57% $102.02 3.91% 0.34%
DD $58.67 1.09% $67.17 2.57% 1.48%
DIS $162.71 3.02% $100.29 3.84% 0.82%
GE $276.97 5.15% $30.12 1.15% 3.99%
GS $66.27 1.23% $159.53 6.11% 4.88%
HD $166.62 3.10% $133.94 5.13% 2.04%
IBM $146.72 2.73% $152.84 5.86% 3.13%
INTC $149.07 2.77% $31.57 1.21% 1.56%
JNJ $310.99 5.78% $113.06 4.33% 1.45%
JPM $239.26 4.45% $65.43 2.51% 1.94%
KO $193.73 3.60% $44.78 1.72% 1.88%
MCD $108.20 2.01% $123.25 4.72% 2.71%
MMM $102.43 1.90% $168.89 6.47% 4.57%
MRK $156.34 2.91% $56.48 2.16% 0.74%
MSFT $411.26 7.64% $52.32 2.00% 5.64%
NKE $94.65 1.76% $56.19 2.15% 0.39%
PFE $209.90 3.90% $34.61 1.33% 2.57%
PG $216.75 4.03% $81.43 3.12% 0.91%
TRV $33.39 0.62% $114.18 4.37% 3.75%
UNH $127.41 2.37% $134.00 5.13% 2.77%
UTX $84.32 1.57% $100.76 3.86% 2.29%
V $189.96 3.53% $79.66 3.05% 0.48%
VZ $206.34 3.83% $50.62 1.94% 1.89%
WMT $222.07 4.13% $70.75 2.71% 1.42%
XOM $373.24 6.94% $90.01 3.45% 3.49%
DJDI 35.9%