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Why You're Not Hearing About 79% of the World's Highest-Yielding Stocks…
…and How We're Fixing that Right Now
We've found 93 companies paying 12%-plus yields… and nearly a thousand more paying above 6%. But most U.S. investors have no idea that these securities even exist.
In this special bulletin we'll share several of these high-yield finds (including names and ticker symbols.) More importantly, we'll show you how to lock in these dividends for yourself…
Interest rates are near zero. Savings accounts pay next to nothing. 10-Year Treasury yields are at their lowest level since 1956—when Dwight Eisenhower was president.
And the average yield for all stocks in the S&P 500 is just 2%.
Now, I'm not trying to ruin your day by bringing this up. In fact, you can still find plenty of great yields here in the United States. I'll even show you a list of the 10 highest-yielding stocks in the United States later in today's presentation.
But for years I've been watching a silent revolution in income investing.
Here's a peek at some of what I've uncovered…
- There is a Norwegian offshore drilling company with a global fleet of rigs that can drill just about anywhere in the world. Based on its latest dividend, the shares pay $3.59 per year, giving the stock a yield of 9.0% at recent prices. Since 2009, the shares have soared from less than $10 to $40, a gain of 300%.
- Warren Buffett bought his first stake in a French pharmaceutical company back in 2006. Today he owns nearly 4 million shares that pay about 4.0% annually. The annual dividend of $1.86 per share nets Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) more than $7.2 million per year… and the shares trade right here on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Another security I've found is one of Brazil's largest independent power producers engaged in the generation and sale of electric power from hydroelectric plants. Its shares have paid investors $1.06 during the past year, for a yield of 14%.
We'll tell you more about these stocks (and many more) throughout this report. This includes their names and ticker symbols so you can see for yourself what kind of yields are out there.
The truth is, most U.S. investors don't even know that these high-yield stocks exist. But I'm convinced once this story gets out, just about EVERY serious income investor will want to start taking advantage of these dividends.
In fact, thousands of investors just like you already are. I want to show you exactly how to follow in their footsteps.
For now, just know that their success stems from investing in high yields that the majority of investors simply don't know about… yet.
Actually, when I decided to put together this report, the first thing I did was run the numbers to see just how large an opportunity we're talking about.
Remember, the average U.S. stock pays just 2%. Yes, you can still find a few select high yields, but in general, it's a cash-flow desert here in America for anyone who needs to bank a comfortable income from their portfolio.
After I weeded out the companies that don't even turn a profit, I found only 25 U.S. securities that pay yields of more than 12%. That's only 25 stocks for the millions of investors who are begging for a sustainable income stream…
You can see the 10 highest yields for yourself:
|Ticker||Company Name Yield||Yield|
|1. CXW||Corrections Corp.||24.2%|
|2. MFA||MFA Financial||22.7%|
|3. ARR||ARMOUR Residential||22.3%|
|4. AGNC||American Capital||21.9%|
|5. ISSC||Innovative Solutions||20.4%|
|6. AMTG||Apollo Residential||19.2%|
|7. GNI||Great Northern Iron Ore||17.2%|
|8. EFC||Ellington Financial||16.8%|
|9. IVR||Invesco Mortgage Capital||16.5%|
|10. NLY||Annaly Capital Management||16.5%|
Just 25 survivors. But guess what?
There are actually 93 other stocks that yield 12% or more out there… but few investors know where to find them.
That's because the vast majority of the world's highest yields aren't being paid out by U.S. companies…
Expand your horizon a bit, and it's a completely different story.
Our research shows that right now 93 additional companies are yielding more than 12%—they just aren't based in the U.S.
25 stocks here versus 93 abroad—where do you think the best hunting ground is for investors who are truly serious about high yields?
Any income investor who doesn't look overseas is essentially giving up on 79% (nearly four-fifths) of the world's highest yields before they even start.
Now, I've researched this topic for over a decade, and I've shared this exact same story with literally thousands of investors over the past few years. So I know from experience that many people think it's too good to be true.
That's why in today's presentation I'm not going to just tell you about the high yields available around the world.
I want to show you why international stocks yield so much more… how you can buy these stocks without leaving the U.S. markets… and even provide several examples—including names and ticker symbols—you can use to start your own international high-yield portfolio.
But before I get too far ahead, let me introduce myself.
My name is Paul Tracy. I'm the co-founder at StreetAuthority, one of the nation's largest independent financial research firms.
My business partner and I started StreetAuthority more than a decade ago. We literally started the business from our kitchen tables. It's funny to think about now, but I can tell you back then we tried to keep our humble start a secret.
But then an interesting thing happened…
People began to see StreetAuthority knew what we were talking about. We were making investors money.
Gradually more investors learned about us. Then our analysis started to appear on AOL, MSN, Barrons.com, Nasdaq.com, and Yahoo Finance. That brought more readers.
Over the years, our business has grown like a weed. We now have two offices—one in Gaithersburg, Maryland and another in Austin, Texas. We employ dozens of people, including analysts and researchers all over the U.S. and Canada.
Today, we publish our research to over 2 million readers a month in over 200 different countries and territories around the world.
We've made a name for ourselves, especially when it comes to income investing.
StreetAuthority publishes the most widely read dividend-focused newsletter in the country, High-Yield Investing. With about 30,000 paid subscribers, more investors rely on us to lead them to safe, high yields than any other service.
And a few years ago, we started noticing that more and more of the highest yields we were finding came from foreign countries.
Back then we featured a closed-end Asian fund yielding 19.6% … a Spanish phone company yielding 11.2% … a South American country fund yielding 25.3% … a regional European fund paying 13.8% …an emerging market stock fund yielding 20.8% … an Australian real-estate firm paying 14.1% … and a Bermuda-based shipping firm yielding 17.4%.
Not every stock yields this much, but they are out there.
And we're finding plenty of them right now…
For instance, one security we've found is the preferred stock of Seaspan Corp. (NYSE: SSW)—a major shipping company located in Hong Kong. This preferred stock trades right here on the NYSE, so you can buy it today. The stock pays a massive dividend of $2.38 per share every year. Right now that adds up to a yield of 9.0%… and that's from a conservative preferred stock.
Hunt around a little and you can find other stocks that yield just as much, or even more. In just a moment I'll tell you about the Brazilian power company that's paying a 14% yield.
Let me tell you, I'd prefer to pocket huge yields from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and other home-grown blue chips. But these days, it just isn't happening. IBM pays a miserably low dividend yield of 2%. And the same goes for other major U.S. companies.
The bottom line is that if you want high yields and you aren't looking at international companies, then you're missing a huge piece of the pie.
So rather than fight this trend, we started to embrace it…
93 Stocks Paying 12%-Plus… And Average Yields
I already told you about the staggering number of 12% yielders abroad, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
That Are DOUBLE the U.S.
You see, it's not just a bunch of 12%-plus yields that make the international markets so interesting. Foreign companies are simply paying higher yields across the board.
Take a look at my table and you'll see the difference between what we get from U.S. companies and what's available from international companies. Keep in mind that I only looked at companies that were profitable over the past year.
57 profitable U.S. companies yield over 10%, compared to 142 international companies.
214 U.S. companies yield over 6% compared to 749 abroad.
Put simply, the number of high-yielders abroad simply dwarfs what's available here.
I imagine you're starting to see why I think in just a few years nearly every serious income investor will include international stocks in their portfolio.
But you don't have to just take my word for it…
"Your quest for dividend payers can no longer stop at our shores. These days, some of the heftiest payouts and fastest dividend growth are being delivered by companies abroad."
- Money Magazine, June 8, 2011
And they're not alone. Financial site Bankrate.com had something similar to say:
- Bankrate.com, Sept. 9, 2013
The simple fact is that when you start looking abroad, high yielders are practically a dime a dozen.
I've told you that the S&P 500 pays an average yield of 2%. That makes us one of the lowest-yielding markets in the world.
But compare that to what I'm seeing in international markets.
The U.K.'s average dividend yield is 3.8%… Sweden's average yield is 4.0%… Canada yields 3.0%… Brazil's average yield is 4.4%… New Zealand pays 4.5%… Belgium pays 4.7%… Australia yields 4.3%…
Take a look:
And remember, these figures are just the averages, weighed down by large numbers of stocks that don't yield a cent.
Don't believe me? Take Australia, for example. We sorted Australia's main stock index by dividend yield. Then we looked at just the top 25% of all the stocks within the index, based on yield. These are the best dividend payers the country has to offer.
We were stunned. This "top quarter" of Australian stocks has an average yield of 7.9%. Compare that to the S&P 500, where the top quarter of all stocks pays an average yield of 4.2%
As Judy Sarayan, a fund manager at mega-investment firm Eaton Vance explained, "There's a much stronger dividend culture abroad… Individual investors play a larger role in those markets, and they have always demanded more dividends."
That difference is more dramatic when you start looking at some individual examples of higher yields abroad.
Take banks, for instance. Here at home, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) used to pay investors $2.56 per share before the financial crisis. That represented a yield of more than 6%.
Of course, we all know what happened next. Today, BAC pays a laughable $0.01 (yes, one penny) each quarter.
But it's a completely different story outside the United States.
Madrid, Spain-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) is a perfect example.
Santander is among the world's largest banks—it's even ranked in the top 50 of Forbes' list of the world's largest companies. In total, Santander takes in a staggering $80 billion in revenue each year.
Today, the company pays dividends that total $0.79 per share each year. That gives the stock a yield of over 9% at recent prices.
It's the same thing for utilities. They are one of the best places to search for yields in the United States. North Carolina's Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) pays a yield of about 4.5%. But that is topped by international utility stocks like Brazil's AES Tiete (OTC: AESAY).
AES Tiete is one of Brazil's largest independent power producers engaged in the generation and sale of electric power from hydroelectric plants.
Its shares have paid investors $1.06 during the past year, for a yield of 14%. Compare that to the Dow Jones Utility Average, an index that tracks 15 U.S. utility stocks. It yields just 4%.
Yes, a portion of foreign dividends are sometimes withheld for taxes… but higher yields can often make up the difference—and then some.
Still, most U.S. investors are unaware of what they're missing. Put simply, if you want to earn the most income possible, then you have to start considering international income stocks.
And the best news? Big dividends aren't the only benefit…
Your Choice: Tepid Returns—Or Go Where the Growth IsThe higher yields you can find from international companies are compelling, but if that's all you're focused on, then you're missing what may be an even better reason to invest abroad.
International markets are where the growth is.
The United States is unlike any other nation on the planet. It's the largest economy. It's home to the world's most innovative entrepreneurs. But the simple fact is that the headiest days of our economic growth are behind us. It's simply the law of large numbers.
With an economy in excess of $15 trillion, growing more than a few percent each year is a major undertaking.
In fact, think about what we've seen over the past few years. The U.S. government has spent trillions in an effort to stimulate the economy. The Federal Reserve has spent trillions more. Interest rates have been slashed to zero.
And yet, the U.S. economy grew a meager 2.2% in 2012. Not bad, but nowhere near the top of the list when it comes to GDP growth.
Panama saw a 10.6% rise in GDP… China, 7.8%… Peru, 6.3%… Saudi Arabia, 5.1%… Australia, 3.4%… Israel, 3.4%… even Chile boosted its GDP at a 5.6% annual rate.
But to me, GDP numbers alone don't tell the entire story. I much prefer to know what companies and their CEOs are actually seeing. To investors like you and me, that's the real story.
For example, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has seen its U.S. sales grow 17% during the past five years. Not bad… but nowhere near the 50% growth in international sales during the same time period.
It's the same story with McDonald's (NYSE: MCD). Revenue in the United States is up 11% since five years ago. But the company's sales in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are up a staggering 76%.
Even IBM (NYSE: IBM) is seeing the same sort of trend. Its revenue in the United States is actually flat for the past five years. But revenue from Asia is up 33%.
Just imagine what companies focused solely on international markets are doing…
Take AmBev (NYSE: ABEV) for instance. This company's business couldn't be simpler—it distributes beer and soda in Brazil and throughout South America. And it's among the largest beer producers in the world.
Over the past five years, revenue has soared 63% and gross profit is up 67%. That's led to a multi-year surge in the share price. In just five years AmBev's shares have gained more than 350%. And with dividends included, your total return is more than 440%. That's an annual gain of about 40%.
Meanwhile, some of America's greatest CEOs are simply glowing about expanding into faster-growing international markets.
Here's what Howard Shultz, CEO of Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX), had to say about his company's growth prospects in China…
So when we look at the number of cities in China that are going to have 1 million people or more and the government officials are telling us it's going to be over 100 cities, the opportunity I think we have is very significant."
And then there's Warren Buffett, the world's most famous investor, giving his thoughts on India…
That's not mincing words. (It shouldn't be a surprise that Buffett already owns shares of international pharmaceutical company Sanofi (NYSE: SNY). His stake throws off more than $7 million in dividends per year.)
But what does this rosy outlook from some of America's greatest CEOs actually mean for individual investors?
It means U.S. investors have a great opportunity to capture big gains by investing in foreign stocks.
You see, there's a correlation between economic growth and rising stock prices. The faster the growth, typically the higher the stock market moves.
So far in 2013, the S&P 500 has returned about 25%—a spectacular return for such a developed market. But when you look at the total performance worldwide, the U.S. market ranked just 17th in the world over that period. In other words, there were 16 other places to make more money.
But that's just one year. The difference is more pronounced over the long term.
During the past decade, the S&P 500 has returned 68%. That ranks just 51st. So 50 other markets delivered better returns. According to Bloomberg, countries like New Zealand, Austria, and even Mexico have handily outperformed the U.S. market over the last decade.
The opportunities abroad have become so profound that even New York City is looking to invest more overseas to grow its city pension…
Mr. Steel, who oversees economic development for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, said moving retiree investments out of American stock markets and into international equities could bring higher returns, helping alleviate some pressure on the city's budget."
-- The New York Times (Blog), July 14, 2011
But it's not just pension funds looking for greater returns. For years now, the very rich have been following a similar track.
-- The Wall Street Journal (Blog), May 18, 2011
So with all that in mind, how can you start boosting both your growth AND your dividend income by investing in international companies?
I'll show you how. And I'll even show you how to lock in international high yields without leaving the U.S. markets. Simply keep reading…
My Little "Trick" to Capturing the World's Highest YieldsBefore I go any further, I want to clear up one common misconception.
Buying high-yield international stocks isn't difficult. You don't have to change currencies… you don't have to open a new brokerage account. Heck, you don't have to even leave the New York Stock Exchange.
That's because many foreign companies currently trade right here in the United States.
Let me give you an example…
I'm a big fan of Ship Finance International (NYSE: SFL). This Bermuda-based company leases more than 60 crude-oil carriers, cargo ships and drilling rigs to users all over the world.
To me, Ship Finance is a no-brainer. The world is increasingly hungry for more resources—oil, grain, iron ore, and countless other commodities and goods. And the primary way of moving those goods is over the open ocean.
That means the company should always see demand for its ships for years to come. At the same time, it's not easy for another competitor to come in and take away business. After all, it takes millions of dollars and years of labor to build a new ship.
Best of all, SFL is paid handsomely for leasing its ships and rigs (up to $220,000 per day in some cases)… and it passes the majority of that money to its investors. Right now the company pays a dividend of $1.56 a share each year. That gives the stock a yield of nearly 10%.
Buying shares of Ship Finance is a piece of cake… it trades right on the New York Stock Exchange. That means the shares trade here in the U.S. just like any other stock. You can buy them just as easily as you would a share of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) or General Electric (NYSE: GE).
According to Bloomberg, 1,655 international stocks currently trade in the United States. That includes some of the world's largest companies—like PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD).
Now, not all of those are high yielders. But in that list are hundreds for investors to choose from. Names like Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL), the Norwegian offshore drilling company I mentioned earlier. Seadrill pays more than 9%… and Brazilian power producer AES Tiete (OTC: AESAY), which pays a 14% yield.
But what about all those high yielders you can't buy here in the United States? Are they simply untouchable?
The rise of international markets hasn't been lost on investors—more importantly, it hasn't been lost on the companies that create investment funds.
Over the past few years dozens of low-cost funds and ETFs that focus on international dividend payers have come to market.
These funds scour the globe in search of the highest yields. They then combine them all into a nice neat package for U.S. investors to buy.
Let me give you an example.
Most investors have never heard of the AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (NYSE: AWF).
This fund is exactly the sort of find I'm talking about… it invests in hundreds of bonds around the world. Many of these securities are difficult—if not impossible—for average investors to buy. But AWF gives you an opportunity to buy a basket of them without leaving the United States.
The fund owns government bonds from Brazil that pay 10% annually. It owns bonds from Russia's Gazprom—the world's largest natural gas explorer—that pay 9.25%. But not all of its holdings are from abroad. It also balances out that exposure with bonds from American companies—like Caesars Entertainment notes paying 11.25%.
But focusing heavily on overseas bonds—where yields are higher—allows AWF to throw off a spectacular stream of income. This diversified fund pays $0.10 per share every month, giving it a yield of 8% at recent prices.
I think by now you're starting to see the appeal of international income stocks.
But what about the safety of international investments? With all the turmoil we're seeing around the world, isn't it risky to invest abroad?
The 17 Countries As Safe—OR SAFER—I've talked to plenty of investors over the past several years. And I've noticed that when you bring up investing in international companies, there are tons of misconceptions.
Than the United States
First and foremost—many investors see other countries as somehow being "riskier" than the United States.
For me, it's the exact opposite… I see them as safe havens.
I don't know about you, but I have a lot tied to the economic well-being of the United States. My business is based here. I own property here. And you better believe I own stocks in this country.
When you think in those terms, it's easy to see just how closely your future is tied the future of the U.S.
But there are some grim realities we need to face.
America's total debt load already tops $17 trillion --and it's projected to reach over $25 trillion by 2025.
The current debt is more than $150,000 for every taxpayer in the United States.
Like a taxi meter spinning faster and faster, we are slipping $1.9 billion deeper into the hole every day—at a rate of $80 million per hour.
Our credit rating was even knocked down from its golden "AAA" status by Standard & Poor's.
At this point, if you aren't diversifying your investments outside the United States, then I think you're taking far too much risk.
Don't get me wrong—despite the issues we face in the U.S., I'd still take it over any other nation on the planet. I love this country. But that doesn't mean I want every dollar I invest to stay here at home.
And the truth is, if you focus only on U.S. companies, then you're missing out on thousands of great international businesses.
For example, of the ten largest public companies by revenue on the planet, only three are based in the United States.
U.S.-based Walmart (NYSE: WMT) tops the list… but foreign companies like Royal Dutch Shell, Total S.A., and Volkswagen round out the top 10.
And only four of the world's ten largest pharmaceutical companies are based in the U.S. Most of the largest companies—like Roche, Novartis, and Eli Lilly—are all based internationally.
On top of that, countries like Switzerland are seeing unemployment rates of just 3.1%… Norway is at 3.5%… Germany, 5.2%… South Korea's unemployment rate is just 2.9%.
Compare those figures to the United States. Here unemployment sits at 7.3%—and that's after a huge improvement over the past few years.
17 Countries Have Credit Ratings as High (or Higher) than the United States
No, not every country is a safe haven. Put your money in a risky play like Greece… or Italy… or any number of countries with major debt problems, and don't be surprised if even the safe dividend payers let you down.
But it's not the same everywhere…
Currently, a total of 17 countries have credit ratings as high—or higher—than the "AA+" rating of the United States.
This list of safe havens includes nations like Australia, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland.
And it's easy to see why. According to the CIA World Factbook, Switzerland's public debt-to-GDP ratio is just 52%. Norway's is 30%. And Australia's is 29%. That's not to say none of the countries have large debts, but for the most part, they are in better shape than the United States.
According to Reuters, Norway is even projected to run a surplus of 10.2% of GDP next year!
When you realize that, why would you beat yourself up fighting the frustrating economic climate here at home?
And the best news is that there is an added bonus to investing in economies stronger than our own. As I'll show you, that bonus can mean a double-digit boost to your income…
How to Boost Your Income Stream by 10%-Plus… I've talked a lot about the advantages of adding international high-yield stocks to your portfolio.
in a Single Year
But what I haven't mentioned may be one of the best reasons to invest abroad…
You've no doubt seen the headlines. The almighty dollar has been weakening for years.
But guess what? That's a positive—IF you're investing in international dividend payers. In fact, in some cases you could have seen a large boost in your dividend income, even without the company actually increasing the dividend.
In simple terms, here's how it works…
Say five years ago you took the trip of a lifetime to Australia. Back then, $1.00 Australian was worth roughly $0.65 U.S. dollars. That means a hotel room priced at $100 Australian dollars only cost about $65 U.S. dollars thanks to a favorable exchange rate.
But today, the Australian dollar has increased while the U.S. dollar has plummeted in value. Just $1.00 Australian is now worth $0.91 U.S. dollars. That $100 room in Australian dollars will now cost you $91 U.S. dollars—a 40% increase, even though the hotel's rate didn't change.
What does this have to do with dividends? Well, what's bad news for your vacation is great news for your international income investments.
Say you bought an Australian company five years ago that paid a dividend of $10 Australian dollars each year. Back then, you would have earned $6.50 in U.S. dollars after conversion.
But today, that same $10 Aussie dollar dividend would be worth $9.10 in the U.S.—or 40% more.
The bottom line is if the U.S. dollar continues to weaken versus other major foreign currencies, then your dividends will increase over time… even if the company you invest in keeps its dividend payment the same.
The best news is that I see this trend continuing for at least the next two or three years.
And I'm not the only one noticing this. In fact, the numbers are staggering…
-Time.com, March 20, 2013
Recognizing this trend years ago—and investing alongside it—has already given international income investors a major boost.
Now keep in mind, if the dollar were to rally, the opposite would happen. But for a variety of reasons I won't bore you with today, I believe the U.S. dollar will continue to lose value in the coming years.
I'm not alone. Look at a recent headline from The Wall Street Journal:
-WSJ.com, October 24, 2013
Is it any wonder we think it's smart to start profiting from the falling dollar instead of being worried about it?
Not Replacing Income Investing at Home… Just Adding Hundreds More High-Yield Opportunities
I want to make something clear—I don't think you should drop everything and put every dollar you have into international high yielders. Truth is, the size and scope of the U.S. market makes it a great place to search for income investments.
But limiting yourself to only the U.S. is like going to a restaurant and limiting your options to just one side of the menu. Sure you can find something you like… but wouldn't you rather see all the options?
As you've seen, there are higher yields abroad… and higher growth… and safer investments. I think the choice is simple.
That's why we're offering you a subscription to the only income-investing newsletter of its kind in the world—High-Yield International.
This advisory's focus is simple—find the highest yielding and most lucrative securities available from international companies, without leaving the U.S. markets. That way, every reader can follow our lead.
We've searched around and this is the only publication we know of that focuses on international income investments. There is simply nothing else like it… or the gains it is finding readers.
A staggering 88% of High-Yield International's portfolio holdings were in positive territory as of early December. Even better, the average return of all portfolio holdings is 62.0% since they were added.
High-Yield International is led by Chief Strategist Michael Vodicka
Michael began his investing career as an institutional trader at a multi-billion dollar brokerage firm. There he was responsible for managing a fixed-income portfolio worth millions.
His experience led him to Zacks Investment Research in Chicago. While at Zacks, Michael became a Senior Portfolio Manager, in addition to honing his skills writing about finance for main street investors. He wrote for thousands of investors across every topic imaginable, including bonds, stocks, economic and personal finance.
In addition, Michael has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's Online, and MSN.com. He is also Series 65 certified, in addition to being a globally syndicated investment journalist.
Truth is, we'd be excited to have Michael alone heading up High-Yield International. But it gets even better.
That's because famed income investing expert Carla Pasternak also writes a monthly column in every issue of High-Yield International.
Carla is among the world's most recognized and respected income investing strategists. For a full decade she headed up one of the most popular income advisories on the planet—High-Yield Investing.
Every month Carla helped guide her more than 30,000 paid subscribers to find America's highest and safest dividend yields.
Carla is an expert at finding the sort of investments that pay giant yields, but that few people have ever heard about.
She's found business development companies (BDCs) yielding 14.8%… master limited partnerships paying 6.9%…energy trusts yielding 11.1%… even mutual funds paying 17.1%.
Simply put, if there is a high yield out there Carla will sniff it out.
And that's to speak nothing of the returns she has seen over the years. We don't have enough room to list all her winners here. But she has seen gains of up to 77.1% with shares of Westar (NYSE: WR), 95.3% with TransMontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP), and even 274.1% with Magellan Midstream (NYSE: MMP).
Earlier this year Carla decided to retire, and deservedly so. Her readers were no doubt sad to see her go.
But great analysts like Carla never sit still.
We've received hundreds of requests for more from Carla and in response to your outpour of feedback, she's returned to share her favorite Canadian income stocks in High-Yield International.
Living in Canada and being an income expert, it's only natural that she have her own monthly column on Canadian high-yield opportunities.
You may not realize it, but Canada is one of the best places to search for high yields.
First, it is a large, developed economy. It has a long history of being well-governed. And its government debt carries an "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor's (higher than the United States').
Secondly, Canada has many high-yield sectors that are familiar to stateside investors. This includes oil and energy fields (including trusts), utilities, telecoms, and even real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Canada can be an income investor's dream. If you rank them by dividend yield, the top quarter of stocks within Canada's main stock index pay an average yield of 7.1%. For comparison, the top quarter of all the stocks in the S&P 500 pay an average yield of only 4.2%.
Recently, Carla tracked down what she calls her "Northern Stars" to share with High-Yield International subscribers. These are 10 of the most attractive high-yielders that Canada has to offer.
Her biggest find? A $5 per share stock that pays a 12% yield… and has returned 41% in 2013. (You'll get access to Carla's full article the instant you subscribe.)
It's obvious that Carla's involvement has made a great publication even better.
And so far, the readers who have followed High-Yield International seem to have enjoyed it…
"High-Yield International is zinging right along. I thought your discussion of foreign preferreds was 'Investment Letter Pulitzer' quality. Article was thorough and informative. "
—Jim P., Forest Grove, Oregon
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—Bob W., Boca Raton, Florida
"High-Yield International gives me some diversification from domestic U.S. high-yield paying investments and diversification is what makes success."
—Abe W., Cincinnati, Ohio
"I like the fact that [High-Yield International] is dividend oriented, and locates opportunities outside the U.S. Your choices coincide with mine. I research them after you recommend them and like what I find."
—Bill S., Houston, Texas
And frankly, these subscribers should be happy.
As I said, 88% of High-Yield International's portfolio holdings are in positive territory.
Despite these returns, this advisory isn't for everyone. It's a focused and comprehensive service for committed income investors. Join us and you will be part of an elite investment alliance—not a mass-circulation service.
Instead of trying to get a zillion subscribers, we want to make sure our service does what it's supposed to for you: take the guesswork out of choosing high-yields from around the world without any hidden liabilities that could trip up a safety-first investor. (Keep in mind, however, there is always risk in investing.)
Now, there's no guarantee this advisory is right for you. So here's what I'd like to do.
Try High-Yield International for the next 60 days, read the advisory, see the full portfolio of holdings, even look though our full archives of past issues… and then decide if this research is what you're looking for.
Start your 60 days now, and you'll receive:
- 12 Issues of High-Yield International—Each issue includes full analysis of Michael's favorite income plays… including his "High-Yield International Stock of the Month"—the one foreign high-yield security he likes most. It also includes a monthly column from Carla Pasternak covering Canada's highest-yielding investments… and much more.
- Instant Access to our High-Yield International Portfolio—To track our results, we add our favorite securities to the "High-Yield International" Portfolio. Our average current holding is up 62.0%, the average yield is 6.1% and 15 out of 17 positions are in positive territory. When you subscribe you will receive instant access to the portfolio, including all the names and ticker symbols.
- Report #1: The StreetAuthority Handbook to Unlocking the World's Highest Yields—The vast majority of the international stocks we cover will trade on U.S. exchanges. But occasionally we might bring you opportunities from other markets like Canada. That doesn't mean you can't still buy the high-yielders. This report will tell you everything you need to know about buying foreign stocks. This way, you'll never miss out on a high-yield.
Report #2: Canadian Income: Dividend Yields of up to 12% from North America's Highest-Yielding Market—I told you earlier that Canada pays higher yields than what we normally see here in the United States. Meanwhile, many of the high-yield sectors in the U.S.—oil and energy trusts, utilities, telecoms, and even real estate investment trusts (REITs)—have their own Canadian equivalent. With that in mind, we've tracked down some of the country's highest yields, paying up to 12% and more, to show you how profitable investing in Canada can be.
In addition, if you subscribe for two years, you'll receive FIVE more reports, including:
- International Cash Cows Yielding up to 10%
- Multiple Streams of Income: The International Investor's Manual to Retirement Prosperity
- Capitalize on the Falling Dollar and Boost Your Yield 40%
- Fast-Growing (and High-Yielding) Global Stocks that Could Double in 2014 and Beyond
- 3 Monthly Dividend Paying Stocks Paying up to 9.6%
- Twice-Weekly Issues of The StreetAuthority Insider—This advisory brings you the opportunities and investments that our top researchers at StreetAuthority are analyzing right now… before the public ever hears about them. This service is included with your subscription at no extra cost.
For the next 60 days, you can take the time you need to decide if High-Yield International is what you're looking for. If not, simply contact our customer service team for a full refund—we'll give you back every dime.
I'll tell you how to get started and gain immediate access to High-Yield International—including Michael's full portfolio of high-yield holdings—in a moment. But first I want to tell you about one more piece of research we've been working on…
The 3 Best International Income As I mentioned earlier, I co-founded StreetAuthority a decade ago.
Stocks to Hold Forever
I got into this business because I have a passion for the markets. I bought my first stock when I was still in high school—while most of my buddies were sneaking beers.
Over the years, I've bought and sold literally millions of dollars worth of stocks. And today, I pay salaries of several million dollars per year to employ some of the smartest investment minds in the country. But before that, I made every investment decision in the company myself.
In other words, I know what makes a good investment… and what makes a bad investment.
But over the past few years—especially during the teeth of the recession—I noticed something disturbing.
Thousands… even millions of investors were dumping what I knew were good investments that should be held for the long term.
I backed up the truck on these stocks, investing more than $40,000 at the absolute bottom. Take a look at a few of my personal buys during the bottom of the last bear market…
As the co-founder of an investment research firm, it bothered me investors were dumping what I saw as unbelievable opportunities. And even worse, investors were selling some of the most dominant companies on the planet—the exact type of stocks I like to buy and hold forever.
Ever since, I've been throwing around this idea in my head of creating a list of stocks that investors could hold forever. They could simply buy the shares and forget about them.
They wouldn't have to worry about what the market is doing… or interest rates… or GDP… or inflation.
Basically, I wanted to show investors that investing doesn't have to be complicated. And you don't have to watch the stock market every day to make money.
All you have to do is find a handful of companies that enjoy huge (and lasting) advantages over the competition and that pay their investors each and every year by dishing out fat dividends.
So a while back, I did just that. I put together a report that focused on my favorite stocks to hold forever. And sure enough, that report turned into one of the most popular advisories StreetAuthority has published… ever.
That made it a no-brainer to decide what we needed to provide readers of High-Yield International.
So we went on the hunt for the same sort of stocks—only this time, with a focus exclusively on international income stocks.
We put our findings into a special research report, titled The 3 Best International Income Stocks to Hold Forever.
Included in this report, you'll find out about…
- International Forever Stock #2 is the largest private sector investor in toll roads in the world. It owns stakes in roads in Italy, Chile, Brazil, and more. As it continues to expand its portfolio of roads (including in India, one of the fastest-growing regions on earth), expect this company's dividend to increase for years to come.
- International Forever Stock #3 runs one of the most steady businesses on the planet. It transports and generates energy—primarily at fixed rates. That advantage lets the company essentially lock-in revenue. Best of all, this stock pays monthly dividends. It's perfect if you're looking for a steady stream of income for the long term.
I've decided to include this report at no extra charge with your subscription to our monthly High-Yield International advisory.
Keep reading to see how to sign up and receive this report… plus lock in a major discount…
Subscribe Now and Save 60%Normally, High-Yield International sells for $497 per year. That's because we put an enormous amount of time, money, and effort into our research. It's not always easy to research some of the international high-yield stocks and funds we find. We have to recoup our costs.
But to welcome new readers, we are giving subscribers the lowest price we ever plan to offer.
Sign up through today's bulletin and you can start your 60-day trial of High-Yield International for just $197 a year. That's 54 cents a day for information that could make you thousands.
You'll pay just $197 for one year of High-Yield International that is unlike anything else on the market. Your order includes…
12 Issues of High-Yield International
Instant Access to our High-Yield International Portfolio (FREE)
The StreetAuthority Insider -- a twice-weekly advisory available exclusively to paid subscribers.
Report #1: The StreetAuthority Handbook to Unlocking the World's Highest Yields (FREE)
Report #2: Canadian Income: Dividend Yields of up to 12% from North America's Highest-Yielding Market (FREE)
Report #3: The 3 Best International Income Stocks to Hold Forever (FREE)
In addition, if you subscribe for two years, you'll receive up to FIVE more free reports, including:
- International Cash Cows Yielding up to 10%
- Multiple Streams of Income: The International Investor's Manual to Retirement Prosperity
- Capitalize on the Falling Dollar and Boost Your Yield 40%
- Fast-Growing (and High-Yielding) Global Stocks that Could Double in 2014 and Beyond
- 3 Monthly Dividend Paying Stocks Paying up to 9.6%
And Membership to StreetAuthority Insider (FREE)
But remember, you'll have the next 60 days to decide if you like our research or not.
If you don't like it, we won't get our feelings hurt. Simply call our dedicated customer service team before your 60 days is up and we'll send you a full refund of your purchase price. You'll be able to keep the reports, free of charge.
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All the best,