The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Senior Technology Editor Eric Bleeker and Fool Advisor James Early discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, James suggests yield-focused investors look toward Diageo. The company has a stellar 3.1% yield and a stable of high-quality brands. With a global exposure that's focused 70% outside North America, Diageo is riding a wave of emerging-market growth to gains in the years ahead.

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