Use This Simple Strategy To Beat The Market In 2018

“You said it was good,” my 8-year-old son said as he walked off. He had just recorded a few sentences for a casting call. He is no actor, but my wife wants to give him the opportunity and see if someone likes his unique personality. We do these recordings every now and then and submit them.

I like the fact it opens my son up to getting on camera and reading out loud. I also try to coach him. Even though I myself am not the best on camera or at reading out loud, I can hear when he can change things and perfect them — or so I think. He recorded one time, and I said: “That was good. Now let’s try again. But this time let’s…”

That’s where he cut me off. See, we, and I’m talking about people in general, tend to overcomplicate things. It’s one of the joys of life about having kids — they like to oversimplify things. He was done. He recorded it, and nailed it the first time in his own personality. Simple. I wanted to complicate it. Focus on how he said certain words, add more enthusiasm, as if I’m an expert.

I find myself overanalyzing the markets sometimes too, and I know explaining that to others is sometimes overwhelming.

So I’m happy to share with you today a very simple strategy you can use in 2018 to beat the market — the Dogs of the Dow.

A Simple Strategy Using the Dividend Yield

The Dogs of the Dow refers to the 10 highest-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the end of the year.

Back in November, I explained how these stocks are poised to outperform in 2018 after an underperformance in 2017. History shows we can expect a nice rebound in dividend-paying stocks, and all you have to do is buy 10 stocks and hold them for a year.

But I didn’t know the stocks yet.

Now that the new year has begun, I have the list. And even though it is the second week of the year, it will still work out as expected.

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