In sharp contrast to last year, U.S. equities generated impressive returns in 2019, with the S&P 500® up 31%, its biggest annual gain since 2013. Easing trade tensions, a potential “Phase-One” deal mid-January, and Fed accommodation renewed optimism about the economic outlook, resulted in higher stock prices.
In 2019, the Dogs of the Dow strategy underperformed both the S&P 500 and DJI. The 10 Dogs of the Dow ended 2019 with a performance of 19.67%. Which is -2.67% below the DJI performance 22.34%. The “small Dogs of the Dow” had a difficult year and ended up just 9.71%.
Dog of the Dow 2020
If you favor dividends stocks, the Dogs of the Dow strategy is a good place to start.
The Dogs of the Dow is an investing strategy that consists of buying the ten stocks with the highest dividend yield out of the 30 DJIA components at the beginning of the year. The Small Dogs of the Dow, are the five lowest-priced Dogs of the Dow.
Here are the Dogs of the Dow 2020:
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