DEFINITION of 'Dogs Of The Dow'

An investing strategy that consists of buying the 10 DJIA stocks with the highest dividend yield at the beginning of the year. The portfolio should be adjusted at the beginning of each year to include the 10 highest yielding stocks.

BREAKING DOWN 'Dogs Of The Dow'

The strategy was formulated in 1972 and has proved to be successful. In fact, as Dog of the Dow investors readjust their portfolios each year, it places pressure on the stocks involved.

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