One of the best ways to trade the New Year has been with the Dogs of the Dow.
This year, they weren’t so hot with the pandemic. Historically, they have, though.
The Dogs returned nearly 20% in 2019. In 2018, the Dogs eked out a 1% gain, as the Dow lost 5.6% for the year, according to Forbes.
In 2017, the Dogs of the Dow returned 19% for the year.
In 2016, the Dogs returned 16% on average. In 2015, they did okay, returning just 2.6%. In 2014, they returned 10.8%. In 2013, they returned about 35%. In 2012, 9.9%. In 2011, 16.3%. In 2010, 20.5%. And in 2009, they returned nearly 17%.
Better, they all paid out dividends, too.
This performance isn’t too shocking, though. Markets had one of their most volatile years on record. The crash that ended in March 2020 didn’t help. Looking forward to 2021, we could see higher highs, especially if the coronavirus dies off.
At the moment, the Dogs of the Dow for 2021 are likely to include:
• Chevon (CVX) with a yield of 6.05%
• IBM (IBM) with a yield of 5.23%
• Dow (DOW) with a yield of 5.11%
• Walgreens (WBA) with a yield of 4.72%
• Verizon (VZ) with a yield of 4.27%
• 3M (MMM) with a yield of 3.37%
• Cisco (CSCO) with a yield of 3.23%
• Merck (MRK) with a yield of 3.24%
• Coca-Cola (KO) with a yield of 3.07%
• JP Morgan (JPM) with a yield of 2.89%