Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Dow Dogs Are Truly Dogs This Year

The Dow Dogs are getting off to a doggish start in 2008. The Dogs of the Dow are the ten highest yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on December 31st of the prior year. The ten Dow Dogs for 2008 are detailed below, along with their year to date performance through June 17, 2008. The Dow Dogs are down 15.7% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 10.5%

It should be noted that Dow Jones removed Altria (MO) and Honeywell (HON) on February 19, 2008. The two replacements were Bank America (BAC) and Chevron (CVX).

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