I think it's one of the market's biggest missed opportunities. Every day, millions of U.S. investors are missing out on the world's highest-yielding securities.
That's because the vast majority of the world's highest-yields aren't found in the United States.
As the chief strategist behind High-Yield International, I've spent the past five years scouring the globe for the world's highest yielding stocks, funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). And at last count, my research shows that more than 90% of the world's highest-yielding stocks are based in international markets. (You can read more of my research about these stocks here.)
That includes companies like global shipping giant Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), which yields 13%. And Bermuda-based outfits like SeaDrill (NYSE: SDRL), which pays an impressive 7%.
If you're like most people, then you'll probably never take advantage of foreign stocks like these.
That's a shame, because the average stock in Germany yields 3.6%... Brazil's average yield is 3.6%... the United Kingdom yields the same... and New Zealand pays 4.8%.
By contrast, stocks here at home yield a paltry 2.1%, on average.
Most U.S. investors dismiss the idea of investing abroad. They tend to think other countries are "riskier" than the United States.
But that's not the case... especially with one special country I'll tell you about in a moment, where average yields are double those found in the United States.
A safer way to invest in today's highest-yielding stocks
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