The Dogs of the Dow trading strategy works as follows: At the end of each year, you pick the 10 stocks from the 30-stock Dow with the highest dividend yields. You then invest an equal dollar amount in each, hold them for one year and repeat these steps annually.
The Dogs of the Dow strategy worked well in the 1990s because interest rates were going down. This tended to raise all stock prices. But high-yielding stocks were affected more than most, because they attracted former bond investors who were switching into stocks.
Interest rates are now likely to remain steady, or move upward. So we see little appeal in a Dogs of the Dow approach.
For that matter, we see little appeal in following any formulaic approach to investing. The one basic rule about strategies like this is that if it sounds too good to be true, then it likely isn’t.
To determine which stocks are best to invest in, use our three-part Successful Investor philosophy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $39.83, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 23.6 million; Market cap: $940.0 million; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500.
A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $31.17, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 34.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More
A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $43.27, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 49.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More
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Smart Canadian retirement planning involves a diversified portfolio and these savings plans
We recommend that, above all, you base your Canadian retirement planning on a sound financial plan. That’s because a successful retirement begins with a successful retirement income strategy.
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The miner’s cash flow could nearly double in 2017 on stronger prices for metallurgic coal but also zine and copper.
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