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Stocks at Highs: Time to Sell it All?

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It’s a theory
that’s treated me well for years…

You simply buy
the 10 Dow stocks with the highest dividend yields that have fallen out of
favor with investors.  And, after a year
of holding, you’re supposed to walk with gains across the board and a dividend
to boot.

2013 should
prove to be another successful year for the Dow, as markets push record,
nosebleed highs on the heels of incessant, and reckless, money printing.

But I digress…

If you followed
my advice on January 8, 2013, you bought AT&T
Verizon (VZ)
Intel (INTC)
Merck (MRK)
Pfizer (PFE)
DuPont (DD)
Packard (HPQ)
General Electric (GE)
McDonald’s (MCD)
and Johnson & Johnson
(JNJ)… otherwise known as the 2013 Dogs of the Dow.


2013 Dogs of the Dow

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are two types of prediction experts, says Warren Buffett.

are those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know. 

somewhere in the middle.

I may have called the bottom and top of housing, the top
of subprime and Alt-A, the death of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, the
collapse of the UK economy and the Dow’s collapse to 6,500, including its
recovery. I may have also called for gold to rally well above $1,000 when it
traded under $850.