What does it mean to invest in the Dogs of the Dow?

dogs-of-the-dowDogs of the Dow is an investment strategy for buying and selling dividend paying stocks.

This strategy uses a stock’s Dividend Ratio as the basis for decisions to buy or sell.

Investors purchase the 10 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) that have the highest dividend payout ratio. Each year investors buy, hold or sell their stocks according to the stocks’ latest divided ratios.

Investors who use dividend payout strategies are looking at the total annual yield on the stock, including both dividends & capital appreciation.

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