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Dogs Of The Dow Performance: February 2019

|About: Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJI), Includes: IBM, KO, SPY

The Dogs of the Dow outperformed the Dow and the S&P 500 in 2018.

This article lists the current Dogs of the Dow and their recent returns including the month February 2019.

The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy and defined by Michael O’Higgins in his book Beating the Dow.

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 (DJI) 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.

The table below list the annual performance per year for the Dow (DJI) and the 10 Dogs of the Dow and the 5 small Dogs of the Dow.


Dogs February 2019 performance

Nine out of the ten Dogs ended February 2019 with a positive performance.

The performance of the ten dogs of the dow is +9.17% (YTD) for 2019.

Compared to the Dow Jones Index (DJI) +11.57% and the S&P 500 (SPY) also up 12.26%, the Dogs of the Dow underperformed.

Data by YCharts

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.

Source: moneyinvestexpert

IBM (IBM) is the strongest performer +22.23% and has also the highest dividend yield of 4.51%. Coca-Cola (KO)is the only stock that shows a negative performance since the start of 2019, it lost in total -3.30%.

Data by YCharts

Data by YCharts

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.