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Income Oasis: Exploring the Unexpected Dividend Treasures of Emerging Markets

When you think of emerging markets (EMs), odds are you do so from a growth perspective – they are a capital gains component for a portfolio. As these nations go through their economic transformations, investors can feast on the gains derived from that growth. However, investors may want to rethink that idea. It turns out, emerging markets can serve portfolios in another way.

They can be great equity income plays.

Believe it or not, EMs are quickly becoming the place to find dividends. New research shows that EM stocks are more likely to pay dividends than their developed market twins. Moreover, those yields tend to be higher as well, with risk profiles that are roughly in line. Investors simply looking at EMs for growth may want to open their eyes to the possibilities.

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