In the ongoing pursuit of respectable yields in a low yield environment, investors often turn to the usual choices - domestic REITs, financials and utilities. Those sectors in the U.S. will provide a solid yield, but if you're willing to diversify globally and accept some of the political and economic risks that come with investing in some of the more unsettled areas of the world, investors can attain even higher yields.
The Global X SuperDividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SDIV) looks to achieve a superior yield by making equal weighted investments in 100 of the highest yielding global companies. It's a true global ETF as it maintains just a 29% weighting in the United States, but the risks that go along with a global ETF such as this should be familiar. The ongoing tensions in the Ukraine, the ongoing recovery in the Eurozone and the slowdown in Japan are all putting pressure on the international equity markets. The ETF's focus on larger companies from the world's more developed markets, however, helps limit some of that risk.
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