It’s Time for Both a Quarterly and Dow Rebalancing                             

On unique advantage to Durig’s Dogs of the Dow is our quarterly rebalance, but even more important is the Dow Jones Industrial Average is going to remove both Exxon Mobil and Pfizer from the Dow. We also have already removed those two companies from our Dogs portfolio. Even though we are still down year-to-date, our three year and lifetime numbers are pretty good at 6.83 for 3 years and lifetime of 7.03.  These numbers, even though in a little disappointing, still greatly outperform the static Elements Dogs of the Dow.

Canada Dividend Dogs are Having a Breakout Year        

To our surprise, the most successful principle growth and highest income investing in stocks is not coming from the US. It’s surprising but we are seeing the best returns, hands down, out of Canada. The Dogs of the S&P 500, that we launched on 5-8-2020 is now up over 35%.   In our last article we said it  was up 17% in two months and claimed, “this story is just too good to be true.” Well it double from there.

Dogs of the S&P – 5.5% Dividend Income and Strong Fundamentals – Is It Right for You? 

After completing a very nice 2019 and 2018, the Dogs of the S&P seem to be more challenged in this year, 2020. Even with the positive effects of dynamic weighting, quarterly reballancing and no cost trading, it is still a tougher year than most. Compared to most income based investments that are yielding in the range of 5.5%, Dogs of the S&P have done comparably very well.

Dividend Dogs of Europe – If Europe is Improving Now Might Be the Time?

We wanted to update you on the Dogs of Europe.  This is a condensed Aristocratic portfolio that is delivering high dividend income and good growth.  The portfolio is paying just slightly over 6% and has done well in its short life, but nothing compared to the Dividend Dogs of Canada.

This is a solid income and diversification strategy and design to be an outstanding way for American investors to own high dividend paying European companies. Europe is in many ways having significant COVID-19 related economic stress, and we believe this is possibly a very good alternative when investing outside the United States.

Is Durig’s Dogs of the Dow a Superior Performer and a Way to Invest in the Dogs of the Dow?

We took the effort to compare Durig Dogs of the Dow to the Elements Dogs of the Dow.  Now we have completed three years in which two years were very good and 2020 which was one of the worst we can recall. We question if we have ever seen a rough total environment in our personal lifetimes like the market so far this year.  So in good and bad years, how did Durig Dogs of the Dow stack up to its closest competitor?

Let’s look at the benchmarked first year to date:

Durig Dogs of the Dow:          Down    9.97%

Elements Dogs of the Dow:    Down  14.43%

*Durig Dogs of the Dow did 44% better in 2020– that was a tough year, so the much higher return was a surprise even to us.

Does the Dogs of the Dow Blue Chip Income and Growth Make Sense in This Market?

We are excited to update the Dogs of the Dow performance.  This is a uniquely concentrated high dividend portfolio that has just completed its first 3 years.  It was designed to capture superior total return with high income (Currently at 4.24%) combined with strong principle growth.   The performance over the last 3 years  has been excellent, with the lifetime return at 11.02%

Dogs of the Dow, Strong Performance in Pandemic & Generating Globally High 5.15% Dividend Income 

With Covid 19 turning the whole world upside down.  effecting every and all asset classes of investments,  we wanted to focus on programs that seem to weather the storm well and already be already working for the long term investors.

For Durig another portfolio that seems to working very over time is the Dogs of the Dow, not the traditional model but the Durig’s version, which utilizes  a more updated technology approach of quarterly re-balance, and dynamic weightings, and which is greatly enhanced by free stock trading, making the more established Dogs of the Dow almost outdated,  knowing in today’s world is a fast changing global economy. 

Durig’s Dog of the Dow Outperformed in Up and Down Markets

We benchmarked the Durig’s Dogs of the Dow to the Dow Jones industrial Average ETF and S&P 500 dividends and over he last three year to see how it  performed.

The best way to measure the market is performance is Alpha, Beta and Excess Returns compared to the Benchmarks.

Dogs of the Dow outperformed both the following excess returns and Alpha benchmarks  as of 4-9-2020 after the hard decline from the global pandemic of Covid 19 that cause a massive market decline.

Durig’s – Dogs of the Dow – Has a Whopping 4.8% Dividend Income

Durig has developed his own low cost dynamically weighted Dogs of the Dow.

Since Durig dynamically overweights  the higher yielding companies, it’s Dogs of the Dowt delivers a significant higher yield than both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Dogs of the Dow.  Durig’s Dog of the Dow is current yielding a whopping 4.87% .

Lets put how high over 4.8% yield into perspective:

The 10 year treasury current yield is .70%

The   5 year treasury Current yield is .88%

The Best 5 year CIT CD is               1.60%

Durig Dogs of the Dow  is                4.87%

Dogs of the Dow: Blue Chip Dividends with 4% Income

This review looks at the performance of the Dogs of the Dow Portfolio which produces over 4% in dividend income alone, and also examines the benefits the portfolio can provide to income investors.

Performance Highlights

(all performance is reported net of fee, as of 2-10-20)
  • Annualized Return Since Inception of 12.32%
  • Average Dividend Yield of 4.03%
  • Alpha of 1.89 (vs. Benchmark*)
  • Beta of 0.77 (vs. Benchmark*)

Designed for the Long Term

The Dogs of the Dow Portfolio was designed to produce high levels of dividend income over time with less volatility than the stock market.  With an average dividend yield of over 4% alone and a lifetime return of over 12%, the Dogs of the Dow’s effectiveness over the years lies in both its repeatability and scalability.

Though the stocks in Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio more than likely will change from year to year, the underlying screens used to select them remain the same.

Durig searches for and selects a group of of the highest yielding dividend stocks from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) which have fallen out of favor (aka the “dogs”) and holds them for one year. Over time, these “dogs” tend to have “more room to run” with respect to their share price.

Time in the market nearly always beats timing the market.

Durig’s Dogs of the Dow is a simple, yet effective strategy that was specifically designed to earn you more income by capturing the dividends of some of the highest yielding blue chip stocks of the Dow Jones. Over time, reinvested dividends can help to boost total return and potentially grow the dividend income the portfolio produces.

Why Blue Chip Dividend Stocks?

Historically, blue chip dividend stocks have shown themselves to be resilient under downward market pressure, and are thought to offer relative stability in hectic markets as compared to non-dividend paying stocks. Additionally, companies that pay dividends tend to have much stronger fundamentals, such as stable earnings and growth, effective management and stronger financials.

The dividends paid by blue chips can also help to diversify income streams, and because dividends (and earnings) tend to grow over time they typically outpace inflation, preserving the value of your hard earned dollars.  These dividends can also help to lessen historical volatility, explained in a recent article:

“During the overall market downturn in 2002, when non dividend-paying stocks fell by an average of 30%, while dividend-paying stocks only declined on average by 10%. Even during the severe 2008 financial crisis that precipitated a sharp fall in stock prices, dividend stocks held up noticeably better than non dividend stocks.”

Less historical volatility equates to a smoother and more comfortable ride for investors.

Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio can be extremely efficient in a tax advantaged account (such as an IRA) since neither capital gains nor dividends are taxed, allowing your investment to grow tax-free.

Avoid the Crowd

The majority of blue chip investors find themselves in an overly crowded mutual fund structure.  While it may seem nice to share gains and losses but in actuality pooled investments are far more muddled, and typically more costly due to high administrative costs, hidden fees, and can create unwanted tax inefficiencies.

Avoid the crowd with a low cost, individually managed Dogs of the Dow account that offers a much cleaner investment environment.

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Summary

The Dogs of the Dow Portfolio has continued to generate strong levels of dividend income over time with less historical volatility, and with over over 4% in dividend income, investors can sleep easier at night.

For those that wish for more income and less volatility with the potential to grow income over time, Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio is an excellent, low cost solution with professional management and support dedicated to helping you achieve your income goals.

Learn More

If you have any questions or would like further information Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio Strategy, please call Durig at (971) 327-8847, or email us at info@durig.com.

Durig Capital has several high yield portfolios available, click below to learn more.

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Durig Capital is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of this article Information provided in this correspondence is intended solely for informational purposes and is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Information is in no way guaranteed. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible where projections of future conditions are attempted.

Disclosure:  The primary benchmark* used was SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Avrg ETF Tr.

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Dogs of the Dow Do it Again

This review explores the performance of the Dogs of the Dow Portfolio, with nearly 4% in dividend income alone, and considers the many merits of blue chip dividend stocks such as those held in the portfolio.

Performance Highlights

  • Year-to-Date Return of 13.03%
  • Trailing 1 Year Return of 10.31%
  • Annualized Return Since Inception of 14.03%
  • Average Dividend Yield of 3.98%
  • Alpha of 4.47 (vs. Benchmark*)
  • Beta of 0.75 (vs. Benchmark*)

Dogs of the S&P 500 Outperform Peers Across the Board

Durig benchmarks the performance of its Dogs of the S&P 500 Portfolio and explores how holding a diverse portfolio of blue chip dividend stocks can benefit investors in today’s markets.

Performance Highlights

  • Year-to-Date Return of 32.02%
  • Trailing 1 Year Return of 26.07%
  • Annualized Lifetime Return of 14.29%
  • Alpha of 4.52 (vs Benchmark*)
  • Beta of 0.73 (vs Benchmark*)
  • Average Dividend Yield of 4.29%

Dogs of the S&P 500: Over 4.5% Income with Strong Historical Performance

A benchmark performance review of Durig’s unique Dogs of the S&P 500 Portfolio that examines the income benefit the portfolio can provide, also exploring some of the achievements the portfolio has had in lifetime performance.

October Performance Highlights

  • Average Current Dividend Yield of 4.68%
  • Year-to-Date Return of 20.38%
  • Trailing 1 Year Return of 17.63%
  • Annualized Lifetime Return of 10.41%
  • Alpha of 1.69 (vs Benchmark*)
  • Beta of 0.72 (vs Benchmark*)

Dogs of the Dow: Find Blue Chip Peace of Mind with Over 4% Income

A monthly performance review of Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio that explores several benefits that income producing investments such the Dogs of the Dow can help to provide.

Performance Highlights

  • Lifetime Return of 12.87% (annualized)
  • Year-to-Date Return of 8.30%
  • Alpha of 4.89 (vs benchmark)*
  • Beta of 0.77 (vs benchmark)*
  • Average Current Yield of 4.18%

Dogs of the Dow – High Dividends, Historical Outperformance

This week, Durig Capital recaps the recent performance of its own unique version of the Dogs of the Dow Strategy and benchmarks it to that of its closest peers. Also explored is the importance of portfolio correlation to the overall market, and how correlation can help to provide investors an idea of how a portfolio could theoretically perform under various market conditions.

Durig’s Dogs of the Dow – September Performance Highlights

  • Year-to-Date Return of 9.41%
  • Trailing 1 Year Return of 6.73%
  • Annualized Lifetime Return of 13.85%

Dogs of the S&P 500 – Less Blue Chip Volatility – More Peace of Mind

Over the last few months, the ongoing trade-war between the U.S. and China has escalated into something of a volatility generating machine, with some market indices jumping up or down hundreds of points in a single day as new tariffs are added, sentiments of certain key political figures are expressed, etc.  Causality aside, the markets are boiling and have many investors looking to find a way to beat the heat without having to leave the kitchen entirely. This week, Durig Capital explains how investors can do just that with its Dogs of the S&P 500 Portfolio.

Dogs of the Dow – Durig’s Continued Outperformance Over Time


This week,
Durig Capital recaps the recent performance of its own unique version of the Dogs of the Dow Strategy and benchmarks it to that of its closest peers. Also explored is the importance of portfolio correlation to the overall market, and how correlation can help to provide investors an idea of how a portfolio could theoretically perform under various market conditions.

Durig’s Dogs of the Dow – July Performance Highlights 

  • 12.41% Year-to-Date

  • 12.87% Trailing 1 Year Return

  • 15.98% Annualized Return Since Inception

  • Beta of 0.72 (vs. Benchmark*)

     

   (Performance shown  above is as of 7-31-19)

Dogs of the Dow: Durig’s Past Performance Runs Ahead of the Pack

This week, Durig Capital explores a popular variation of the classic Dogs of the Dow investment strategy, introduced by Michael O Higgins in the early 1990’s.  The strategy has been widely accepted by some for its simplicity and repeatability, yet denounced by others for the exact same. Durig Capital believes less complicated is better; fewer moving parts mean fewer potential points of failure, and has done well historically with it’s own unique version of this simple strategy, discussed later in the article.