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The 2015 Dogs of the Dow

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Giovanny Moreano | CNBC

Investors hungry for yield have latched on to "the Dogs of the Dow" strategy, which pays off more often than not.

According to Bespoke, in 9 of the last 14 years, the "Dogs" have beaten the Dow by an average of about 1 percent. In 2014, the index is heading toward year-end with an 11 percent total return, while the Dogs are up 12 percent.