The search for higher yields in a low-yield world knows no bounds, certainly not geographical boundaries.

“Foreign stocks generally pay higher dividends than U.S. stocks,” Philip Camporeale, executive director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said in an interview. “Part of the corporate culture in many other countries is to pay out earnings as dividends. Investors looking for dividend-paying stocks also can get more diversification by going outside the U.S.”

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