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The Dividend Investor: A practical guide to building a share portfolio designed to maximise income by Rodney Hobson

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Chapter 20. International Investing

International companies have a particular appeal to dividend seekers. You can spread risk and choose companies with operations in the fastest growing economies.

You can do this by:

  1. investing in UK companies with overseas operations
  2. buying shares in companies with a listing on the UK stock market
  3. picking companies with listings on overseas stock exchanges.

1. UK companies

The easiest route is through UK companies. You are still in familiar territory, as buying shares in a multinational based here is no different from buying a purely domestic play. Such companies normally report sales and profits in sterling so you do not have to make your own exchange rate calculations.

It does not, one must ...

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