No. of Recommendations: 0
Wanted to share the international high yield ADR portfolio I came up with tonight. The rules were:

1.High yield.
2.Each ADR must be in a different industry.
3.Each ADR must be from a different country.

Here's the best I could do:

CHT Taiwan Telcom 6.08%
PKX Korea Steel 5.32%
NAB Australia Banking 5.59%
PTR China Oil 5.05%
LR France Building Products 5.23%
LYG UK Insurance 6.85%
DLT Israel Apparel 4.35%

The overall yield is 5.5%. Will this basket outperform a 1.5% yielding S&P 500? Dunno, but it might be worth risking 5% of your portfolio on. If you could invest directly in these markets, you could do a lot better...ADRs are limiting.

Will revisit this post in a year and see how things turn out.

Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.