Dogs of the Dow

Based on the work of TradingTips.com, the following are the Dogs of the Dow (ten highest dividend yielding stocks) from November 4, 2016 and their performance as of November 15, 2017 (intraday):

symbol name total return
PFE Pfizer Inc. 23.93%
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. 17.63%
KO The Coca-Cola Company 16.25%
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. -1.36%
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. -3.73%
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 2.01%
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 68.31%
CVX Chevron Corporation 15.81%
BA The Boeing Company 95.67%
IBM IBM 1.38%
  Average % change 23.59%

TradingTips.com also published a subset of the above list called the Small Dogs. (five lowest priced of the above 10 stocks). Those stocks from November 4, 2016 to November 15, 2017 (intraday)  have had the following performance:

symbol name total return
PFE Pfizer Inc. 23.93%
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. 17.63%
KO The Coca-Cola Company 16.25%
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. -1.36%
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. -3.73%
  Average % change 10.54%

Below, we have generated the average performance of the top 3 Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stocks in the listed categories From November 4, 2016 to November 15, 2017 (intraday).  The results show a considerable contradiction to the conventional wisdom on this topic.

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Transaction Alert

On November 13, 2017, we executed the following transactions: Continue reading

Performance Review: November 13, 2009

Below is the 8-year performance of our Dividend Watch List from November 13, 2009 to November 14, 2017 as compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Bitcoin: November 2017

On October 13, 2017, when Bitcoin was quoted at $5,640, we said the following:

“We are throwing in the towel on taking the $7,166.29 [our upside target] figure, and any future upside targets that go uncorrected to the tune of –50% or more, as something we can feel confident is worth the speculation.”

Our upside target of $7,166.29 has come and gone.  Now comes our updated downside targets for those mindful of the risks.

U.S Dividend Watch List: November 10, 2017

The market is making an attempt to best the 2,600 level on S&P 500. Will wait and see if the bull could make this happen and closed the year above that level. This has been a slow and steady incline since 2,400 mark back in August. A correction to 50 days SMA, which is the range of 2,550, is probable and healthy. We do hope that some kind of correction is in the near future. When that occurs, we have 66 companies on the list as a starting point. Continue reading