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
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
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
- 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
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
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:
||Company Name Yield
||Great Northern Iron Ore
||Invesco Mortgage Capital
||Annaly Capital Management
*As of Dec. 2, 2013. Includes stocks with one-time payments.
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
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
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.
-- 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.
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
That Are DOUBLE the U.S.
I already told you about the staggering number of 12% yielders abroad, but
that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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
214 U.S. companies yield over 6% compared to 749 abroad.
Put simply, the number of high-yielders abroad simply dwarfs what's available
I imagine you're starting to see why I think in just a few years nearly
serious income investor will include international stocks in their portfolio.
But you don't have to just take my word for it...
Money Magazine confirmed what I've been trying to tell investors for years:
"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
" When investors seek dividend yields, many only consider U.S. stocks... but
traditionally foreign company stocks sport higher yields"
- 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
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 Is
The 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
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
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...
"I think perhaps the most encouraging aspect of our Chinese business to date
is the response that we're getting in secondary and tertiary markets in cities
that most Americans have never heard of with populations ranging from 1
million to 6 million or 7 million people.
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...
"The market is growing, getting more prosperous by the day, where businesses
are flourishing. This is a dream market in a sense. The number of people, the
buying power that they are gaining, the ability to produce things, everything
is getting better every day."
That's not mincing words. (It shouldn't be a surprise that Buffett already
owns shares of international pharmaceutical company Sanofi (NYSE: SNY)
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
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...
"Calling the rising cost of city pensions
"unsustainable," Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel said recently that New York City should move swiftly to overhaul its
benefit system, including by investing more funds in overseas markets.ore funds in overseas markets.
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.
"A new survey by the Institute for Private Investors of families with $30
million or more of investible assets showed that the families have one third
of their assets overseas. One in five wealthy families has more than half
their investments overseas. Most of them are buying overseas stocks, while
they also are buying into hedge funds and private equity with exposure
-- 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 Yields
Before 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
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
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
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 --
Than the United States
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.
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
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 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
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...
in a Single Year
I've talked a lot about the advantages of adding international high-yield
stocks to your portfolio.
But what I haven't mentioned may be one of the best reasons to invest
You've no doubt seen the headlines. The almighty dollar has been weakening for
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
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
And I'm not the only one noticing this. In fact, the numbers are staggering...
"The dollar's decline over the past 30 years has been far greater than most
Americans realize. It has lost almost half its value against other major
currencies since 1985 and is down 33% in the past 11 years alone."
-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:
"Currency Talk: Dollar Weakness Here to Stay Amid U.S. Uncertainty"
-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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
It's obvious that Carla's involvement has made a great publication even
And so far, the readers who have followed High-Yield International
have enjoyed it...
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And frankly, these subscribers should be happy.
As I said, 88% of High-Yield International's portfolio holdings are in
Despite these returns, this advisory isn't for everyone. It's a focused and
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trip up a safety-first investor. (Keep in mind, however, there is always risk
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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
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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
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The 3 Best International Income
Stocks to Hold Forever
As I mentioned earlier, I co-founded StreetAuthority a decade ago.
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
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
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
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
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 #1, which is a major oil and gas company
operating in 80 countries around the world. It just found a new oil deposit
believed to be the richest discovery in the past 40 years. With oil at $100
per barrel, this is worth about a third of a trillion dollars in potential
revenue. Meanwhile, the stock trades on the NYSE and pays investors nearly $3
per share every year.
- 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
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