I'm assuming that everyone agrees with the value of diversifying into international equities. But how should we do it? LICs: One of the most informative and seminal pieces of work on the internet is right next door: Listed Investment Companies (LICs). This thread focuses on LICs that buy Australian equities, although there has been mention of PMC, MFF, FGG, TGG HHV etc ETFs: Read here but once again, Australian tilt: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) There are an inordinate number of international ETFs: I have only bought VTS, VEU and VGS. There are many specialised ETFs and specifically remember IXI being mentioned albeit with a relatively high MER for an ETF. This site is your friend for ETFs and LICs: Australian ETF and LIC fund list, blogs, news Direct shares: Check out Buffet's top 20 dividend stocks: Warren Buffett's Top 20 High Dividend Stocks Mondelez (MDLZ): 1.8% dividend yield American Express (AXP): 1.8% dividend yield M&T Bank Corporation (MTB): 2.0% dividend yield Apple (AAPL): 2.1% dividend yield U.S. Bancorp (USB): 2.3% dividend yield Kinder Morgan (KMI): 2.3% dividend yield Deere & Company (DE): 2.6% dividend yield United Parcel Service (UPS): 2.7% dividend yield Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): 2.8% dividend yield Wells Fargo & Company (WFC): 2.9% dividend yield The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC): 2.9% dividend yield Wal-Mart (WMT): 2.9% dividend yield General Electric (GE): 3.0% dividend yield Phillips 66 (PSX): 3.0% dividend yield Procter & Gamble (PG): 3.3% dividend yield Coca-Cola (KO): 3.4% dividend yield IBM (IBM): 3.5% dividend yield Sanofi (SNY): 4.2% dividend yield General Motors (GM): 4.6% dividend yield Verizon (VZ): 4.8% dividend yield I personally don't want to buy direct shares because of the effort involved but I have included direct shares as an option for completeness. My goal is to determine a simple strategy for the best risk / return. Here are some discussion points / questions: => Do international LICs compare as favorably with their equivalent ETFs as the Australian LICs? => Should I buy the company instead think PTM vs PMC or MFG vs MFF? (This was discussed in the LIC thread around here Listed Investment Companies (LICs)) => Would anyone buy HHV given recent events? => Is MFF a buy now? It is well below NTA but I remember someone mentioning something about options? At this point I have VTS/VEU/VGS/PMC/PTM/FGG (DCA @ $1 a day thru commsec ) Not advice.