29 Jul '12, 4am

Reaching for higher yields–be aware what you wish for

Reaching for higher yields–be aware what you wish for

Evaluate its business model. How does the stock make its money? Is the business going to be around in the next 10-20 years? Are there any substitutes? What are its economic moat that make it stand out versus competitors? What are its strength, weakness, opportunities and threats to the business? Evaluate the cash flow . To pay regular yield, the stock needs a regular profit. How regular is it? How regular is it during the big downturns? Is the earnings currently at the peak? Is this the average or it will not be repeated? How much can it pay out in a downturn? If you pay for the stock now are u satisfied with it? Is it paying out a large portion of its cash flow as dividends? What is its return on asset (ROA) over a period of 5 years? Would it make more sense for them to keep the money rather than pay you out? Does the business need a lot of maintenance capital expenditure...

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