Every year, I find myself worrying about where to place my money for the upcoming year. Last year around this time, I really liked metals and mining stocks. The year before that, it was oil and gas royalty trusts (I am a Canadian investor).
This year, I find myself intrigued with the 'Dogs of the Dow' theory, which according to wikipedia, is where 'an investor should annually select for investment the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price.'
According to the SINLetter, the Dogs faired quite well in 2006 in comparison to the rest of the Dow (and other American markets).
|2006 Dogs of the Dow||24.8%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||16.29%|
The 'Pigs of the Dow' is another modification of the Dog strategy that doesn't exclude any members of the Dow. This strategy entails picking the 10 worst performing Dow stocks of the previous year. Of course, you might want to make sure that they didn't underperform for some obvious reason (maybe there was mention of bankruptcy, or have some form of potentially crippling pending litigation).
Anyways, I wish you luck with all your investments in the new year! Please feel free to comment on these strategies and to mention others that people might like.
- I am not be liable for any investment decision made or action taken based upon the information on this page.
- I suggest you check with a broker or financial adviser before making any stock investing decisions.
- I am not offering financial advise, but rather commenting on widely available investment strategies.
- Finally, Caveat emptor!