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3 Tips to Select your next Dividend Stock

Below are 3 key Tips to select a Dividend Stock for your Portfolio. Please note this list is not exhaustive and there are other factors to be considered of all stocks in general. Look at the sustainability of the dividend not just the gross amount. One key metric used is the payout ratio which is the dividends paid divided by the net income. Personally I prefer to use the Operating income versus the Net Income, but either will do to get a rough sense on whether dividends are sustainable or not.[1] A healthy payout ratio is widely considered to be less than 55 percent, and an unsustainable payout ratio is close to and or above 100 percent. Consider how often the company increases dividend

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