Published Sun, 14 Oct 2018 18:17:47 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Dividend investors seeking international diversification should consider including iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE) in their portfolios. This ETF offers broad exposure to emerging markets, is well diversified across sectors and holdings, which helps reduce overall investor risk, offers an attractive 5.8% dividend yield, and compares favorably to its peers in most relevant metrics.
The Importance of International Diversification Investors have a tendency to invest in the industries, sectors, regions and countries they know. Even though there are many investment opportunities in foreign markets, most Americans invest the vast majority of their savings locally:
Although the above makes intuitive sense, off course U.S. investors are going to invest most of their savings in their own country, it makes very little financial sense. Most U.S. investors, for virtue of living/working in the U.S., are already heavily exposed, in their lives and professional careers, to the U.S. economy. Placing most of their assets in US stocks and bonds only serves to compound the problem, and means trouble if the US economy starts to deteriorate. Investing abroad would, on the other hand, help ameliorate this issue, as foreign investments would be less exposed to the U.S. economy.
Due to the size and the strength of the U.S. market, the above isn't a huge concern, but it's less than ideal. By excessively focusing on the U.S. market, investors lose... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND||100.68||0.0||0.00||3.37||3.34|
|VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF||88.46||0.0||0.00||0.00||2.84|
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