Shun Excitement for Boredom

When it comes to investing, the more boring the topic, the better I like it. Wall Street doesn't like boring. Wall Street instead tries to handicap whether or not Facebook (FB) is now attractive to buy or sell at its $45 billion valuation. Or, now that Groupon (GRPN) is trading for a valuation of $5 billion, if Google (GOOG), which originally offered to buy Groupon for $6 billion, would be interested in it again. I don't presume to suggest that I would know any better than the thousands of folks who wake up every day trying to answer questions like this.

Instead, I shun excitement for boredom. And still today, dividends are considered boring by many. If that weren't enough, start talking about dividend stocks from overseas and you get very few listeners. But what many don't realize is that dividends are essential components of most international business. Brazilian companies are required to pay out 25% of net profits to shareholders as dividends. Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (ABV), more commonly known as AmBev, is an interesting Brazilian name. Ambev is the fourth largest beer maker in the world. In addition to its own stable of brands, AmBev has a license agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), to distribute Budweiser in Brazil....268 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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