Winning With the Dow Jones Losers by Charles B. Carlson, CFA

  • Know your investment options, the DOW Jones industrial average. Examine each of the components.
  • Analyse the DOW, finding the 12-month percentage price change. Year to Date % change. Get it on the first day of the new year.
  • Useful to have spreadsheet, 1 column Company name, the other YTD % change.
  • To look for it on Yahoo Finance,


  1. Enter stock symbol.
  2. Click on historical prices
  3. Enter 1st day and last day of previous year, select Daily quotes
  4. Subtract end price from start price and divide by start price.
  5. Make sure you take into account any corporation actions (stock splits, spin offs) that will affect the stock price


  • Pick your worse to best strategy, 1, 3, 5, 10
  • Invest same amount in every stock
  • Hold the stocks for 12 months
  • Compute your returns

~ by antinomian on July 5, 2007.

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