Best Dow Jones Stocks To Buy And Watch In August 2023: Apple, Boeing, Microsoft

The Dow Jones Industrial Average remains in rally mode through the end of July, with the stock market at its 2023 highs. The best Dow Jones stocks to buy and watch in August 2023 are Apple (AAPL), Boeing (BA), Caterpillar (CAT), Microsoft (MSFT) and Salesforce (CRM).


There are clear winners — and losers — at the start of August. The top three performing blue chip stocks this year through July 31 were Salesforce, Apple and Microsoft, posting rallies of 69.7%, 51.2% and 40.1%, respectively.

The worst three Dow Jones stocks through July 2023 were Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Amgen (AMGN) and Verizon Communications (VZ), with respective declines of 19.8%, 13.5% and 10.9%.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 37.1% through July 31, and the S&P 500 gained 19.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 7.3% year to date.

What Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average?

Founded in 1896 with 12 stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest stock market indexes. There are 30 Dow Jones stocks designed to serve as a bellwether for the general U.S. stock market. Other major stock indexes include the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite and the S&P 500 index — an index of the 500 largest companies in the U.S.

Best Dow Jones Stocks To Watch

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Source: IBD Data As Of July 31, 2023

Amid the current stock market uptrend — according to the IBD Big Picture — investors should focus on top stocks that show strong relative strength. These could continue to be 2023 market leaders if the Dow Jones Industrial Average is able to extend recent gains.

The best Dow Jones stocks to buy and watch in August near buy points include Apple, Boeing, Microsoft, Salesforce and Caterpillar.

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