Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FN's August Dalton Jones Average Rises Dramatically

Participants in our Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) seem to have begun focusing on 2016. After drops in the Index every month since April, the August DJIA rose dramatically (up 26.6 points—after plummeting 30.1 points in July) The new August Index score stands at 63.8. The rise in the Index was fueled—mostly—by huge jumps in confidence with the team's offense and defense—with a modest rise in evaluations of starting pitching as well. For perspective, we need to keep in mind that—even with this jump in the Index score—it sits well below the normalized 100.0 level set at the start of the season. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average—which 'crunches' all of those raw scores into a single Index Value. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitchingrelief pitchingtotal offense and total defense. The editors invite readers from around the world to weigh in every month on the state of the team. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years, to be a pretty accurate bellwether of actual team status.