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The “Dogs of the Dow” crushed it in 2016, but they’ve gotten off to a slow start in 2017.  Below is a table of 2017’s Dogs, which are the 10 highest yielding stocks in the Dow 30 at the start of the year.  (Read more about the Dogs of the Dow strategy here.)  We also include a list of the 20 non-Dogs along with their YTD performance.

As shown, this year’s Dogs are up an average of 2.44% year-to-date.  That compares to an average YTD gain of 6.29% for the 20 non-Dogs.  Four of the ten Dogs are in the red so far this year, with Exxon Mobil (XOM) down the most at -9.99%.  Just three of the twenty non-Dogs are in the red, with General Electric (GE) down the most at -5.43%.

We’ll provide another update on the “Dogs” strategy in a couple of months, so be sure to check back if you’re interested.


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