Every January, one of the best strategies is to invest in the top Dogs of the Dow.

For 2021, the Dogs of the Dow returned an average of 16.3%, as compared to the 20.8% average returns on the Dow Jones.  In 2020, the Dogs lost about 12.7%. In 2019, the Dogs were up 20%.  In 2018, they were up about 1%, but still beat the Dow, which fell close to 6%.  In 2017, the dogs were up 19%.

Better, all of the Dogs pay dividends.

In 2021, they did okay.

  • Chevon (CVX) with a yield of 6.05% — ran from $82 to $118
  • IBM (IBM) with a yield of 5.23% – ran from $120 to $131
  • Dow (DOW) with a yield of 5.11% – ran from $54 to $56
  • Walgreens (WBA) with a yield of 4.72% – ran from $40 to $50.72
  • Verizon (VZ) with a yield of 4.27% — fell slightly from $57 to $52.56
  • 3M (MMM) with a yield of 3.37% – ran from $168 to $176.31
  • Cisco (CSCO) with a yield of 3.23% — ran from $44 to $63.37
  • Merck (MRK) with a yield of 3.24% — ran from $75 to $76.23
  • Coca-Cola (KO) with a yield of 3.07% — ran from $52 to $58.53
  • JP Morgan (JPM) with a yield of 2.89% — ran from $123 to $158

Not bad at all.  Not only did most move higher, all paid dividends.

As for the Dogs of the Dow 2022, pay close attention to:

  • Verizon (VZ)
  • Dow Inc. (DOW)
  • IBM (IBM)
  • Chevron Corp. (CVX)
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)
  • Merck (MRK)
  • 3M (MMM)
  • Amgen Inc. (AMGN)
  • Coca-Cola (KO)
  • Intel Corp. (INTC)