It has been a great year for the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Index. The Dow is on pace to finish 2016 up more than 14.5 percent on the year. In fact, there is only one stock in the entire index that is down more than 3.1 percent this year: Nike Inc NKE 0.44%.
The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves buying the 10 highest-yielding Dow Jones stocks at the end of each year and readjusting annually. Nike may have been a dog in 2016 in terms of performance, but it doesn’t make the list of the 2017 Dogs of the Dow because its dividend yield is currently only 1.3 percent.
The only other Dow stock that is down on the year is…
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