What Are the Dogs of the Dow for 2024?

It's time for followers of the Dogs of the Dow stock-picking strategy to rebalance their portfolios.

Dogs of the Dow
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The Dogs of the Dow is an investing strategy where income investors essentially bet on beaten-down blue chip dividend stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

First popularized in the early 1990s, the Dogs of the Dow is supposed to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns vs the DJIA. Although the Dogs of the Dow has a mixed track record in that regard, at least it's dead simple to follow: buy the 10 Dow stocks with the highest dividend yields in the average at the end of December, and then hold them for one year.

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Dogs of the Dow
Dow stockTickerDividend yield
Walgreens Boots Alliance WBA7.37%
Verizon CommunicationsVZ7.11%
International Business MachinesIBM4.13%
Cisco SystemsCSCO3.14%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ3.07%

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Dan Burrows
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