Looking for equity income? Think globally

In today’s low interest rate environment, global equities may offer an alternative for investors looking to add greater income potential to their portfolios.

Is your portfolio positioned to benefit from global equities?

Investors interested in generating income from the equity portion of their portfolios should consider looking beyond the United States. Around the world, some dividend-paying stocks have been offering yields much higher than those of U.S. equities.

Average equity dividend yields by country (as of April 2012)

Source: MSCI, April 2012. Most recent data available.

U.S. dividend yields have not kept pace recently with those in other countries. Since average dividend yields fluctuate with stock prices, dividend-seeking investors may want to cast a wide net. International equity exposure, if appropriate, may help improve your portfolio’s long-term income-producing potential.

To learn more about the potential benefits, as well as the risks of global stocks, and to determine whether they may be suitable for you, contact your financial advisor today.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus and its summary prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting our fund literature page or calling 800 523-1918. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

IMPORTANT RISK CONSIDERATIONS

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

International investments entail risks not ordinarily associated with U.S. investments including fluctuation in currency values, differences in accounting principles, or economic or political instability in other nations.

Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in established foreign markets due to increased volatility and lower trading volume.

 

Investment ideas

Delaware Investments solutions

Consider the following Funds that focus on international and global investing:

  • Delaware Emerging Markets Fund — invests primarily in equity securities of issuers from emerging foreign countries and seeks long-term capital appreciation.
  • Delaware Global Value Fund — invests primarily in U.S. and non-U.S. companies, which may include companies located or operating in established or emerging countries, and seeks long-term capital appreciation.
  • Delaware International Value Equity Fund — seeks long-term growth without undue risk to principal by investing in non-U.S. companies.
  • Delaware Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund — seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing in U.S. and non-U.S. companies that are principally engaged in the infrastructure industry.
  • Delaware Global Real Estate Opportunities Fund — seeks maximum long-term total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. real estate and real estate-related companies.

ADVISORS

Gain access to additional commentaries, presentations, and multimedia when you register for our financial advisors' website.

Register today