Have you found yourself stuck staring at the market, as it rips through all-time highs—wondering if it’s too late to jump in?
Has fear of choosing the wrong stock to trade left you feeling paralized?
Do you constantly find yourself overwhelmed—questioning if trading is really for you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions…
You have come down with ‘Traderitis’ and should seek guidance immediately before your condition worsens.
However, don’t worry, it’s as common as the cold, and I have the cure for you.
And you know what else?
I know plenty of traders (amateur to pro) that experience these symptoms from time to time.
What if I told you that you just had to trade for one day, set it and forget it, and come out beating the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index by a whopping 10%?
It’s possible, and I’m going to show you how.
Dogs of the Dow theory was first popularized by Michael O’Higgins in 1992.
His theory is based on the purchase of high dividend yield stocks that are part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a prestigious list and is comprised of the top 30 blue chip stocks in the markets.
Many stocks in this index are paying dividends back to their investors.
Each year this strategy aims to generate a combination of large cap stocks, paying high dividend yields.
Compared to their peers, these stocks tend to be significantly undervalued.
This leaves us with a huge opportunity to outperform the main index.
The Dogs of the Dow in 2019
Here is the current listing for 2019 sorted by Dividend Yield.
As the year ends, it is common for some of these holdings to change based on current market values and dividend payments issued by the company.
Since this is a stock selection strategy not every stock will maintain its standing in the Dogs of the Dow.
Typically if a company has seen a highly successful year, it is possible that it is no longer considered for the Dogs of the Dow and would be removed from this list.
Since this list is generated by dividend yields, the higher stock price would drive the dividend yield lower (assuming the stock maintained the same dividend payments.)
For example, it is looking like JP Morgan Chase & Co. or JPM is dropping out of the 2020 Dogs of the Dow.
JPM has had a wildly profitable year in 2019, having significant boosts come from tax reforms and other government kick-backs recently.
This has caused JPM to soar through all-time-highs and it’s dividend yield has fallen to only 2.78%.
The Dogs of the Dow in 2020
It appears that there is going to be a fairly significant change of the guards occuring in the Dogs of the Dow for the next year.
Don’t get me wrong, the Dogs of the Dow have experienced some losing years.
During the financial crisis of 2008, it was unable to match the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The real story is of the kid who got beat up and then became the highschool football star.
And that is the story of the Dogs of the Dow.
Since the financial crisis is 2009, it was found that any trader investing in the Dogs of the Dow saw a return of nearly 20%, while the rest of the Dow returned 11.1%.
The Dogs of the Dow is a highly successful that this strategy’s track record shows that it beat the index during the 10-year stretch that followed the financial crisis.
A true comeback kid story for the record books.
In a Buy and Hold vs Dogs of the Dow matchup, the Dogs take the win with a TKO.
Here is a sample graph that shows the performance between the two strategies.
It’s a little early to tell who will make the 2020 Dogs Of The Dow list yet.
With no end in sight to this magnificent bull market, it is shaping up to be a significant opportunity to purchase the laggers going into 2020.