U.S. equities continued their way up in October, helped by optimism around trade talks with China, a good earnings-season, and easing from the Fed. The S&P 500 gained 2.17% and year-to-date the S&P 500 is up around 23% and just below all-time high records.
The Dogs of the Dow are only up 11.8% in 2019, excluding dividends. Over the month of October, the dogs of the dow were even down -2,13% mainly due to the performance of IBM and Cisco. So, overall a major underperformance compared to the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones (+1.78%). The average dividend yield for the 10 Dogs is at present around 3.5%.
For the ten Dogs, October has been a mixed month again. This time, 50% of the Dogs of the Dow showed a negative performance in October.
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 2019 companies, sorted descending by dividend yield and lists returns over last month, 3-, 6-, and 12-month periods and year-to-date.
For the latest data please have a look at the dogs of the dow tracker