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Dogs of the Dow for 2011 and the selection problem

Good Morning,

As of the close of yesterday here is the list of potential Dogs for 2011



VZ
PFE
MRK
INTC
KFT
JNJ
DD
CVX
MCD

At the bottom of the list there is a head to head between  CVX, MCD and GE.

Let's have a look at the dogs for 2010 

Based on the data available on 31-12-2009 most websites published the following selection list

T
VZ
PFE
MRK
INTC
KFT
JNJ
DD
CVX
MCD

If I look at the paid dividend over the course of 2010 the list should have been instead the following

T
VZ
PFE
MRK
KFT
JNJ
DD
CVX
MCD
HD

What was the difference between HD and INTC over the course of 2010 ? A whooping 19.7% or 1.97% on the overall Dogs of the Dow performance.

I will keep you updated on the final list on the 1st of Jan










Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.