More Safety And More Profits In One Simple Move

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Can you really have it both ways?

Can you actually make one move with your portfolio to make it safer and more profitable at the same time?

I’m here to tell you… You Can!

Smart investors know that the way to do this is with balance. Balance by investing in different kinds of stocks.

Not just small cap stocks or growth stocks, but stocks from different parts of the world. And this search for the rewards of a balanced portfolio is what leads smart investors to global dividend stocks.

They’re a perfect way to create a balanced portfolio and to pull in stronger total returns.

When U.S. markets are soft, global markets can be strong.

A global company doing business in a number of countries is protected by diversification. It’s in better shape to withstand economic wobbles than a company where business is concentrated in just one country.

When you evaluate global dividend stocks, keep an eye on these four things:

  1. A track record of performance
  2. Dividend growth
  3. Prudent payout ratios
  4. A leadership team committed to balancing the interests of shareholders with the stewardship of the business

With these four guidelines in mind, you’re ready to strengthen your portfolio with more safety and more profits. Here’s how…

The Easy Way To Go Global

A common sense way for investors to make a simple, diversified investment in global dividend stocks is with an ETF, an exchange traded fund.

ETFs come with built in cost benefits and usually deliver lower expense ratios than mutual funds.

Wondering where to start? Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex-US Index Fund (VEU)
  • iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund (ACWI)
  • Vanuguard Total World Stock ETF (VT)
  • SPDR S&P World Ex-US ETF (GWL)

Each one of these ETFs comes with a built in benefit… low costs. You won’t be hit with hefty management fees. And each ETF tracks an index that reflects the performance of global stocks doing business around the world.

If you’re looking for an easy way to add safety and profits, look no further than global dividend stocks, and the ETFs that hold them!

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Michael Jennings writes and edits showing how you can profit from dividend stocks. His passion for stocks and especially Dividend Stocks began at an early age. Now he shares his knowledge and wisdom with anyone who asks... He shows beginning investors, retirees, and even trading pros how to create regular income by investing in dividend stocks, easily, step-by-step! You can Sign up for his free Dividend reports and dividend newsletter at

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