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Avoid the pitfalls

Remember, a company can only pay cash to shareholders if it's making money, or if it has enough funds in reserve to keep up the dividend through the lean times. So, investors must subject company balance sheets to a thorough health check. Paying down debt and investing for growth tells us earnings are probably improving and that free cash flow will drive future dividend growth.

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