Jamie Farmer

Chief Commercial Officer
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Jamie Farmer is the Chief Commercial Officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Jamie has overall responsibility for S&P DJI’s global licensing business and exchange relationships.

Prior to his current role, Jamie served as Managing Director, Index Data Services, overseeing 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 Crosses 23,000

Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time – offered here are a few factoids associated with that milestone: A Record – there have been four (4) 1000 point thresholds crossed in 2017, the most of any year since the DJIA’s inception in 1896. Less Impact Per Milestone – of Read more […]

The First 100 Days

In 100 days one can: Sequentially boil 48,000 three minute eggs Enjoy nearly 1,372 viewings of The Usual Suspects (a tally I’ll admit to being embarrassingly close to achieving) Assemble evidence to render an arbitrary judgment on the accomplishments of a newly-elected US President Tomorrow marks the end of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in Read more […]

How Now The Dow? A Q1 Retrospective.

With March in our rear view mirror, let’s take a quick look at some highlights from the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s performance during the first quarter of 2017: In Short – The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the first quarter of 2017 at 20,663.22 – up 900+ points for a 4.56% YTD return. Biggest Themes Read more […]

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 […]