Tuesday , 20 February 2024

The “Dogs Of The Dow” Was A Winning Strategy – Again!

“The Dogs of the Dow strategy is one where investors select the ten stocks that have the highest dividend yield from the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA) after the close of business on the last trading day of the year. Once the ten stocks are determined, an investor invests an equal dollar amount in each of the ten stocks and holds them for the entire next year. The popularity of the strategy is its singular focus on dividend yield.”

Prepared by Lorimer Wilson, editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money! 

[Editor’s Note: This version* of the original article by David I. Templeton has been edited ([ ]), restructured and abridged (…) by 32% for a FASTER – and easier – read. Templeton is receiving compensation from Seeking Alpha for pageviews of his original unedited article as posted there so please refer to it for more detail. Please note: This complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.]

“…The Dogs of the Dow ended up generating a slightly positive total return of .02% for 2018. This compares to a loss of 3.74% for the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA:DIA) and a loss of 4.56% for the SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) as displayed in the below table.

Both Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) were the top performing Dow Dogs and the top performing stocks in the broader Dow Jones Industrial Average Index for 2018 as well.

As the new year begins, one new member joins the Dogs of the Dow for 2019. Entering the Dow Dogs in the coming year is JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) with a dividend yield of 3.28%. Dropping out of the Dogs is General Electric (NYSE:GE) not only because of its lower yield, but GE was removed from the Dow Jones Index last year.”

(*The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.)

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1. Dogs of the Dow: A Simple Strategy Using the Dividend Yield

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2. The “Dogs Of The Dow” Investment Strategy Continues To Beat The Market & It’s So Easy To Implement!
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The “Dogs of the Dow” is a widely-known passive investment strategy that says to simply buy the 10 highest yielding Dow 30 stocks at the start of each year. Below is a look at how 2013’s Dogs of the Dow have fared thus far. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

4. What You Should Know About the “Dogs of the Dow” Investment Strategy

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5. The ‘Dogs’ of the TSX May Not Be Sexy But They Have Bite

The “Dogs of the Dow” as applied to Canada’s TSX 60 would, on an annualized basis, return of 19.88% before dividends, on a 252-day trading year.

The average YTD total return through July 1, 2016, of the ten 2016 Dogs of the Dow equals 15.4%…compared to the Dow SPDR (NYSEARCA:DIA) and S&P 500 SPDR (NYSEARCA:SPY) returns of 4.4% and 4.0%, respectively.
The Small Dogs of the Dow is a simple and effective strategy that has outperformed the Dow and the S&P 500 significantly over the last 20 years. Let me present this in simple terms:

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