“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!
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“…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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