SDOG: Picking Dogs Of All Kinds

Summary

  • SDOG generalizes the Dogs of the Dow strategy to S&P 500 sectors.
  • Valuation metrics look great, quality and volatility not so much.
  • SDOG has lagged the S&P 500 from 2018 to 2021 and is beating it in 2022 to date.
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SDOG sector breakdown

SDOG sector breakdown (chart: author; data: ALPS Funds and Fidelity)

SDOG vs. SPY since inception

SDOG vs. SPY since inception (Chart: author; data: Portfolio123)

SDOG vs. SPY vs. SPYD 2022 to date

SDOG vs. SPY vs. SPYD 2022 to date (Portfolio123)

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