Going Global For Dividend Stocks

US stocks generally tend to have lower dividend yields than many foreign countries. For example, the yield on the S&P 500 has stayed around 2% for many years now. Investors looking to find higher dividend yields can look overseas. For example, in some countries such as Chile companies are required by law to payout a certain percentage of their earnings as dividends to shareholders.

Investors searching for higher yields and are willing to venture abroad can find a rich hunting ground. The following ten stocks with dividend yields higher than 2%:

1.Company: Banco de Chile (BCH)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.14%
Country: Chile

2.Company:Banco Santander- Chile (BSAC)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.79%
Sector: Banking
Country: Chile

3.Company: Telstra Corp Ltd (TLSYY)
Current Dividend Yield: 6.30%
Country:  Australia

4.Company: National Grid PLC (NGG)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.96%
Sector: Multi-Utilities
Country: UK

5.Company: Singapore Airlines Limited (SINGY)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.67%
Sector: Airlines
Country: Singapore

6.Company: BCE Inc (BCE)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.61%
Sector: Telecom
Country: Canada

7.Company: Westpac Banking Corp (WBK)
Current Dividend Yield: 6.06%

Country: Australia
8.Company: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (BLX)
Current Dividend Yield: 5.75%
Sector: Banking
Country: Panama

9.Company: Nordea Bank AB (NRBAY)
Current Dividend Yield: 7.17%
Sector: Banking
Country: Sweden

10.Company: ING Groep NV (ING)
Current Dividend Yield: 5.63%
Sector: Banking
Country: The Netherlands

Note: Dividend yields noted above are as of Nov 4, 2016. Data is known to be accurate from sources used. Please use your own due diligence before making any investment decisions.

Disclosure: ING, WK, BCH

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