When it comes to investing for dividends, it is critically important to find companies that have long-term stability. The good news is that there is no shortage of these types of companies in the U.S. The bad news is that the U.S. is looking a little shaky as of late, what with politicians in Washington turning the “squabble” knob all the way to the right over the looming debt ceiling deadline.
Further still, this year’s bull market has really driven up the price of American dividend stocks.
Thus, investors looking for yield might be better off looking out across the shores to overseas investments. In addition to the fact that Europe and other developed markets are home to extremely stable companies, by investing in foreign multinationals, you can gain the added advantage of exposure to growth markets in places such as Asia and even Africa.
Here are four companies that look enticing right now: