U.S. equities didn’t continue their way up in January 2020, after strong gains in December and November for the S&P 500. The year started strong, but gains were erased towards the end of the month as a result of coronavirus fears. The S&P 500 was almost flat (-0.04%) in January. The Dow Jones (DJIA) was down almost -1%.
The Dogs of the Dow are lost on average -6.13% in the first month of 2020, excluding dividends. Only IBM and Coca-Cola (KO) gained in January. All other dogs of the dow lost between 3% and 16%.
January 2020 performance
For the ten Dogs, January has been a very negative month. This time, eight of the ten Dogs of the Dow showed a negative performance in January.
So let’s have a look at the performance of the Dogs of the Dow individually for last month. The table below lists all 10 dogs of the dow 2020 companies, sorted descending by dividend yield and lists returns over last month, 3-, 6-, and 12-month periods and year-to-date.
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