One of the great things about being an investor these days is that you don’t have to be confined by your nation’s borders. It’s super simple to go global and find the best opportunities, no matter where they are located. There are countless international ADRs that trade on America’s exchanges and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that make buying foreign assets a snap.
For those investors seeking income or dividends, this ability to look across country borders can be a godsend. With yields on most U.S. dividend stocks and traditional income products still in the dumps, looking overseas can yield, well, better yields.
(On ETFdb’s Geographic Exposure Tool, you can get a complete list of all the Japanese ETFs. You can select the country of your choice and drill down into an ETF list.)
And one of the more interesting places to finds those dividends and higher yields can be Asia’s developed market stalwart, Japan. For income investors looking to get their feet wet overseas, Japan should be on their list.