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Buying the Dow Stocks With the Highest Dividends Is a Winning Strategy

Al Root

Time to check in on some old friends: the Dogs of the Dow. The “dogs” are just the 10 stocks with the highest dividend yields in the 122-year-old Dow Jones Industrial Average, which these days include (VZ) (ticker: VZ), (IBM) (IBM) and (PFE) (PFE). It is an old stock-picking strategy grounded in the idea that you can make more money by buying cheap stocks than you can buying expensive stocks.