U.S. stocks generally have lower dividend yields than foreign stocks. Compare to the yield of around 2% for the S&P 500 many foreign markets have higher dividend yields. The following charts show the consistent lower yields of U.S. equities.
Chart 1: Dividend Yields of U.S. equities vs. Foreign Equities
Click to enlarge
Chart 2: Historical and Current Dividend Yields of U.S. equities vs. Foreign Equities
Source for Chart 2: The case for equity income investing, Fidelity UK
Disclosure: No Positions