Dow Dividend Starting Months/Holding Periods

Some things you should know about the returns shown in the table below:

Start   Hold for 1 year Hold for 2 years Hold for 3 years	
Month   BTD5    High10  BTD5    High10   BTD5    High10  

Jan	12.95%	11.64%	15.33%	12.47%	 14.23%	12.08
Feb	15.12%	13.11%	15.98%	13.86%	 14.64%	12.62
Mar	13.90%	11.56%	16.09%	12.91%	 13.87%	11.39
Apr	14.84%	11.98%	16.32%	13.08%	 13.75%	11.10
May	15.90%	12.20%	15.14%	12.55%	 12.72%	11.07
Jun	14.83%	12.77%	14.88%	12.79%	 12.99%	11.16
Jul	16.56%	13.42%	14.84%	12.60%	 13.53%	11.69
Aug	16.70%	13.67%	15.91%	12.92%	 15.44%	12.33
Sep	15.67%	13.81%	15.96%	13.22%	 15.63%	12.60
Oct	17.65%	15.10%	17.65%	13.98%	 16.47%	13.42
Nov	17.86%	15.81%	17.99%	15.01%	 15.79%	13.65
Dec	17.54%	14.51%	18.69%	14.92%	 16.21%	13.87

From the data in the table, we see that the two year holding period is in general best and that the best month to buy at the end of is December. This assumes the use of the BTD5 strategy rather than the High10 strategy.

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