<i>is going nowhere even with a .20 divy</i> <br> <br> This isn't a board for discussing specific stocks. But let me address two financial gimmicks that I see constantly these days. Here are a couple guidelines (not rules!): <br> <br> 1. Paying Dividends <br> These are essentially an admission by the company that it has no good use for the money. <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dividend" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer ugc">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dividend</a> <br> <i>Reasons companies don't pay dividends <br> Management and the board may believe that the money is best re-invested into the company: research and development, capital investment, expansion, etc. Proponents suggest that <b>a management</b> eager to return profits to shareholders <b>may have run out of good ideas for the future of the company.</b></i> <br> <br> 2. Buying Assets <br> Buying an asset doesn't create wealth. Typically the seller of the asset is doing it to make a profit because he believes that the asset is expensive enough to warrant a sale so that he can invest the money elsewhere. <br> <br> Both of these gimmicks warrant skepticism but are not necessarily out-right red flags. The reason both of these are gimmicks is that both are just financial schemes rather than anything to do with running an actual business.