Jamie Farmer

Managing Director, Index Data Services
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Jamie Farmer is Managing Director, Index Data Services, for S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) and is responsible for leading the index data services team. In this role, he has oversight of S&P DJI’s commercial index data strategy and relationships with market data vendors. Jamie’s analysis of the Dow Jones Industrial Average®, indexing, securities industry and multi-asset classes is widely quoted in the business press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other financial industry publications, as well as on television and radio. Previously, Jamie also led the Index Investment Strategy and Communications teams at S&P DJI.

Prior to joining S&P DJI, Jamie was executive director of Dow Jones Indexes and head of global business development and communications. In this role, he had oversight of all product licensing and product partner relationships, as well as marketing and public relations. Jamie was also responsible for DJI’s relationships with global securities and derivative exchanges.

Prior to joining Dow Jones Indexes, Jamie was a senior associate of strategic relationships at Susquehanna International Group, LLP, a global institutional sales, research and market-making firm based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., from 1999-2006. There, his primary focus was on the development of new products, such as cash-settled index options and exchange-traded funds. He also managed various marketing, equity research, and business development activities at SIG.

In 1991 Jamie began his career as vice president of marketing at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), where he was responsible for promotion and sales of PHLX’s sector indices, index-linked products, and the exchange’s other varied trading products and services.

Author Archives: Jamie Farmer

The Dow Quickly Takes a Long Time to Hit 20,000

Walt Whitman said in Song of Myself “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”  Well, as does The Dow Jones Industrial Average – so I’ll present two contradictory data points from today’s record close. First, the move from 19,000 to 20,000 was quick, happening in just Read more […]

The Red Zone

In grid-iron football, The Red Zone refers to the area between the 25 yard line and the goal line, the last remaining ground the offense must battle through in order to score a touchdown.  This is a somewhat apt metaphor for what we’re currently witnessing with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Unless you’ve been living Read more […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average® 2016 Year in Review

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2016 at 19,762.60 – up 2.337.57 points for a 13.42% annual return, the best year since 2013 when the market surged over 26%. Biggest Themes – markets were driven by the crash (and partial recovery) in oil prices, Fed-watching, China, Brexit and questions regarding the US economy. Oh yeah, Read more […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average – 2015 Year in Review

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2015 at 17,425.03 – down 398.04 points on the year for a -2.23% annual return. Leader & Laggard – Nike (NKE) was the biggest contributor during 2015; Walmart (WMT) was the biggest detractor. Industry Performance – Consumer Services was the leading industry for the year; technology the worst. Worst Read more […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average Q3 2015 Performance Report Card

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended September at 16,284.70 – down 1,538.37 points year to date for a -8.63% return. Q3 2015 was the worst calendar quarter since Q3 2011. Leader & Laggard – Nike (NKE) was the biggest contributor during Q3; Goldman Sachs (GS) was the biggest detractor. Industry Performance – the Consumer Goods Read more […]

Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.

By my reading, the recent tone in the investment press and blogosphere has been decidedly, shall we say, anti-active.  Index-based investing has won, active has lost, time for stock pickers and portfolios managers to find new careers.  It’s over. One of the sharper summations of the zeitgeist comes by way of a recent post from Read more […]

A Tough Day for the Dow

Friday, January 24 was a rough day for the US equity markets with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding 318.24 points or 1.96%.  Driven by increasingly wide spread expectations of a market correction and slowing manufacturing in China, the Dow experienced its worst single day point drop since June 20th of last year.  On that day, Read more […]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2013? Yeah, that went well…

A steadily improving economy and no small amount of performance-enhancing stimulus from the Fed re-enthused equity investors in 2013, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to finish in record territory. Let’s go to the tape: Impressive Climb – The DJIA finished the year at 16,576.66, up 3,472.52 or 26.50%.  That performance leaves us with the Read more […]

Sell in May and go away. You’re sure?

We’re all familiar with that old adage.  The theory says that trading slows during the summer months, markets can be a bit more turbulent and you’re better off closing out your positions, getting to the beach and enjoying your Pimm’s Cup in relative peace. But as my colleague Craig Lazzara pointed in his recent post, Read more […]

25 and Counting for the Dow

The number 25.  Christmas Day.  The atomic number of manganese.  The jersey number typically reserved for a baseball team’s best slugger.  And to date in 2013, the number of new highs hit by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  Year to date through Friday (July 12) the Dow, ending the session at 15,464.30, has closed at Read more […]