Well, for most years…
This year, they weren’t so hot with the pandemic. However, if the virus begins to fade, that could change.
Historically, the Dogs do quite well. They returned nearly 20% in 2019. In 2018, the Dogs eked out a 1% gain, as the Dow lost 5.6% for the year, according to Forbes. In 2017, the Dogs of the Dow returned 19% for the year.
In 2016, the Dogs returned 16% on average. In 2015, they did okay, returning just 2.6%. In 2014, they returned 10.8%. In 2013, they returned about 35%.
In 2012, 9.9%. In 2011, 16.3%. In 2010, 20.5%. And in 2009, they returned nearly 17%.
For 2021, one of the top Dogs could be Coca-Cola (KO). After dropping at the start of 2020, KO managed to trend higher to breakeven at the moment. If the trend can continue strong, the KO stock could challenge its early 2020 high of $57.82, near-term.