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Dividend Dogs (Forecast) 10 Qualifying in UK

This is an income strategy made famous by Michael Higgins. It selects ten large cap stocks in a major market index with the highest dividend yield. It is a value strategy that seeks to gain from cheaply priced quality stocks that may be currently unfavoured by the market. This version uses the consensus forecast dividend yield, rather than the historic yield.   To learn more about this strategy please click here »

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Michael O'Higgins

Considered one of the top money managers in the US. CEO of O'Higgins Asset Management. Author of 'Dogs of the Dow'.

Beating the Dow

by Michael O'Higgins, John Downes

A US version of this strategy - The Dogs of the Dow - was popularized by Michael B. O'Higgins, in 1991 who proposed that an investor annually select for investment the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price. 

This screen is based on a UK dataset. It uses the following criteria:

  • Index Membership includes FTSE 100 Index, FTSEurofirst 300 Index, S&p 500 Index

Results are sorted by:

  • Yield % Rolling 1y in descending order

And limited to the first 10 Results

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Dividend Dogs (Forecast) Graphical History in


Timeframe Screen Returns FTSE 100 Outperformance
1 week 1.40% 1.18% 0.2%
1 month 0.86% 0.74% 0.1%
3 months 0.17% 1.61% -1.4%
6 months 2.62% 3.58% -1.0%
1 year 9.07% 3.86% 5.2%
2 years 39.82% 20.98% 18.8%
Since inception 65.29% 26.8% 38.5%
Annualised 21.10%


Maximum Drawdown-10.92%
Average No. of Holdings9.3
Diversification LevelModerate

 Chart based on an equal weighted portfolio of max 25 stocks rebalanced quarterly. Qualifying shares below updated daily. Past performance not indicative of future returns.

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Limited to 10 out of 10 total in

Ticker Name Mkt Cap £m Indices Yield % Rolling 1y Div Cover Rolling 1y Sector
Subscriber Subscriber FTSEurofirst 300 , FTSEurofirst 300 Ex Eurozone, more » Energy  
Subscriber Subscriber Nasdaq Composite , S&p 500 , more » Telecoms  
Subscriber Subscriber S&p 500 Energy  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSE Eurofirst 100 , FTSEurofirst 300 , more » Energy  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSE All Share Consumer Services , FTSE All Share Food & Drug Retailers , more » Consumer Defensives  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSE All Share Consumer Goods , FTSE All Share Household Goods , more » Consumer Cyclicals  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSEurofirst 300 , FTSEurofirst 300 Ex Eurozone, more » Financials  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSE All Share Financials , FTSE All Share Nonlife Insurance , more » Financials  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSE Eurofirst 100 , FTSEurofirst 300 , more » Financials  
Subscriber Subscriber FTSEurofirst 300 , FTSEurofirst 300 Ex Eurozone, more » Financials  

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