SINGAPORE (Jan 10): The starting point of investing is to identify stocks with sustainable dividends and a steady growth outlook.

This allows the investor to get “paid for waiting” as the company grows its earnings. Earnings growth enables companies to stash away “cash” in the form of retained earnings which eventually add to the company’s valuations.

Sounds easy enough but how do investors go about doing this? Study the financial statements.

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