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The recent drop in stocks has affected recent yields. The truth is that dividend yields still aren’t what they were when the recession hit. Growth has simply pushed up equity prices and pushed down yields. And while dividend growth has been swift, getting a high dividend is still pretty elusive. Those looking to get more ‘oomph’ from their equities and a higher yield still face a quandary.

The answer might be to break out your passport.

When looking at several factors – such as initial yield, valuation, opportunity set and dividend growth – international dividends could be a better bet for investors these days. Tilting your income portfolio toward some of these stocks could be a wise decision and a way to get better returns.

Check out our complete list of Best Dividend Stocks.

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