The Dogs of the Dow investment strategy as defined in 1992 is still beating the Dow. Looking back over a longer period of time (2006-2018), the average annual return of the DJIA was 9.73% versus 11.16% for the Dogs of the Dow strategy. The small Dogs of the Dow are over time slightly better with an average annual return of 11.81%. The out-performance in percentages is 1.43% for the general Dogs strategy and 2.08% for the small dogs. Both strategies outperform 8 out of 13 years.
Performance Dogs of the Dow in 2018
The ten Dogs of the Dow ended in 2018 just in positive territory with a performance of +0.02%. The small Dogs of the Dow were even up with 0.81%. The Dow Jones DIA and the S&P 500 SPY were down over 2018, as shown in the chart below.
Dogs January 2019 performance
Seven out of the ten Dogs started January 2019, with a positive performance.
The price performance of the ten dogs of the dow is +4.99% and +0.43% dividend. This makes a total return of 5.42% for January 2019. The “small dogs” realized a total return of +3.77%.
Since the Dogs of the Dow investment strategy is based on a one year cycle, just stick to the plan, if your are trying to beat the Dow.
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