Monday, January 4, 2016

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2016 Dogs of the Dow

The above table lists the ten highest yielding Dow stocks as of the close on December 31, 2015.

These ten stocks are 2016's Dogs of the Dow. Of these ten Dow stocks, the five stocks with the lowest closing price are 2016's Small Dogs of the Dow. For more information on how the Dogs of the Dow are selected, try Dog Steps.
If you would like to see which Dow stocks would make the cut as a Dog as of the most recent close, try Current Doggishness.
You can also easily track the performance of this year's Dogs of the Dow with our Daily Year-to-Date Performance Tables.
FYI -- to get a stock quote/profile with stock chart (including the stock's average year chart) on any stock listed in the following table, simply click on its stock symbol. Also, you can quickly get the same detailed charts and data on any US traded stock, simply type in the company name (e.g. General Electric, Microsoft, Apple, etc.) or company stock symbol (e.g. GE, MSFT, AAPL, etc.) in the search box located near the top right corner of any page.

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Dogs of the Dow Total Return: Dog Years

So how have the high dividend paying Dogs of the Dow and the Small Dogs of the Dow performed? The following table and chart help answer that question directly. The following table presents the total returns for various calendar years and the average of annual total returns for the one, three, five and 10-year periods ending December 31, 2014. In addition, the right-most column in the table includes total return performance figures so far this millennium (i.e. 12/31/1999 to 12/31/2014). What the data shows is that, over the long-term, both the Dogs of the Dow and the Small Dogs of the Dow have performed admirably. For example, since the turn-of-the-century, the Dogs of the Dow have an average annual total return of 8.3%. This compares favorably to the average annual total return of the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 6.7%. The Small Dogs of the Dow have fared even better -- gaining slightly more than an average of 10% per year -- an impressive performance considering that the time period involved included both the dot-com bust as well as the historic financial crisis.

For an update on this year's performance, try our YTD performance tables.
Note 1: All total returns are calculated using reinvested dividends.
Note 2: The effects of commissions/loads are not included.
Note 3: All data is believed to be from reliable sources.
Note 4: Past performance is in no way a guarantee of future results.
Note 5: The above listed mutual funds were selected for comparison due to the fact that they are among the largest U.S. domestic growth equity funds.

US Weekly Economic Calendar

time (et) report period ACTUAL forecast previous
9:45 am Markit PMI Dec.   -- 51.3
10 am ISM Dec.   49.1%  48.6%
10 am Construction spending Nov.   0.9% 1.0%
TBA Motor vehicle sales Dec.
18.1 mln 18.1 mln
8:15 am ADP employment Dec.   -- 217,000
8:30 am Trade deficit Nov.   -$44.1 bln -$43.9 bln
10 am Factory orders Nov.   -0.1% 1.5%
10 am ISM nonmanufacturing index Dec.   56.5% 55.9%
8:30 am Weekly jobless claims Dec. 26
8:30 am Nonfarm payrolls Dec.
204,000 211,000
8:30 am Unemployment rate Dec.   5.0% 5.0%
8:30 am Average hourly earnings Dec.   0.1% 0.2%
3 pm Consumer credit Nov.   -- $16 bln