Dividend investors have something of a problem if they'd like to invest internationally: there are actually very few foreign companies that pay really juicy dividends.
What's more, few of those have fully listed ADRs, so their shares can be very thinly traded.
That leaves income investors in a bit of a quandary since that's where the majority of the growth is found.
Even still, dividend-seeking investors would be wise to invest at least some of their money in fast-growing emerging markets and businesses outside the United States.
After all, the U.S. economy is mature, burdened with budget and debt problems, and subject to fierce competition from a lot of countries with much cheaper labor costs. It's also where we live, and the economy from which we derive our earnings.
It's simple risk-balancing, if nothing else.
However, all is not lost. There are a few global giants that will reward you with high-paying dividends, and today I'd like to highlight three of the best of them.
Three Ways to Bank Big Yields Internationally
Of the major international companies with fat dividends, the following seem to be the most attractive: