Question: Which is the worst-performing Dow component since the start of the summer rally?
The Dow is up 44% from its intraday low hit on March 6, 2009 and up 14.6% since the start of the summer rally on July 11. Caterpillar leads the pack, up 54% since its close on July 10. Bank of America and American Express come in second and third up 40.4% and 39.3% respectively.
Clue: The components that have been below average include some of the consumer staples companies like Kraft Foods , Wal-Mart , and Coca-Cola up 9.8, 4.5% and 2.3% respectively since July 10.