In my last post about international dividend stocks, I made a point of being very cautious about picking some of the European stocks. Why? They do add diversification which is critical to any portfolio but some of these names are in a very bad environment these days, especially any company that would be operating out of countries that are in big financial trouble such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain or Italy. Some good companies exist over there but it seems a bit too risky for me. Again, those only looking at yield risk being burned big time.