Top International Dividend Stocks (ADR’s)

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 12.15.2011 (5:45 am) | Write a Comment  (0 Comments)

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I’m surprised that no one has called me out on this! I’ve been a vocal defender of adding international stocks to any portfolio, especially dividend ones. Yet, when I discussed sustainable stocks and eventually built the Ultimate sustainable dividend portfolio, I was almost exclusively focused on domestic companies. Sure, many of them have a large portion and even the majority of their activities overseas. But I don’t think anyone would say that the portfolio is as well diversified as it could be.

Why I Focused Too Much On US Stocks

Unfortunately, I guess I have the same reflex that almost all of us have; to look mostly at home. Just look at the very popular post that I publish every month with the top 100 dividend stocks from the S&P500. These stocks are mostly US based. Going into 2012, I will be putting more focus on these stocks. Just to clarify, I am not talking about going to trade stocks on a Chinese or Russian exchange, or even trading US pink sheets. I am talking about foreign based companies that trade on US markets as ADR’s (American Deposite Receipts). Today, I wanted to start off by publishing 100 of these names, with some of their numbers. I will be taking a much deeper look into these names in the coming months both here and in our free mailing list. If you have not joined, do so now, it’s free:

The major downside of course is that for some of these companies, it’s much more difficult to get information about how they’re doing, etc. Still, since they are traded on US stock exchanges, it does require these companies to report “standard” financial statements.

As we enter 2012, I will also be posting more often about the UDSP (Ultimate Dividend Stock Portfolio) and as you know, some stocks will need to be taken out over time. You can expect those to be replaced by more international names, which can probably be found somewhere on this list. For now though, I will leave you with this list, from which I will do further analysis next week on the mailing list. Please feel free to send out any comments about these names.

Here is the top 100 of the names that we follow, ranked by dividend yield, which as we have seen is rarely the beest way to choose dividend stocks. Still, it’s a good starting point:

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