series: Investing Red Flags

Watch Out for Company Pension Black Holes

Watch Out for Company Pension Black Holes By: Tim Bennett 25.08.2016Tim Bennett explains why equity investors should not ignore mounting UK corporate pension deficits.

Big Dividends : Good Or Bad News?

Big Dividends : Good Or Bad News? By: Tim Bennett 27.05.2016European firms in particular are paying out a huge proportion of their profits as dividends. This week I offer a few words of caution for income investors.

Investing Red Flags – A Working Capital Crisis

Investing Red Flags – A Working Capital Crisis By: Tim Bennett09.10.2014 Lose control over working capital and you can quickly lose control over cash flow says Tim Bennett. In this short video he explains why and points out some of the warning signs that suggest all is not well.

Investing Red Flags – A Cash Flow Crisis

Investing Red Flags – A Cash Flow Crisis By: Tim Bennett23.07.2014 The cash flow statement is a useful source of information on the reliability of a firm’s profit number. Here Tim explains why and points out three ways it can be used to spot trouble.

Investing Red Flags – Revenue Recognition

Investing Red Flags – Revenue Recognition By: Tim Bennett09.07.2014 When is a sale not a sale? Investors should be aware of the different ways in which even a simple number such as the sales figure can be reported. Here I point out a couple of the techniques that can be used to flatter a firm’s results.

Investing Red Flags – Acquistions

Investing Red Flags – Acquistions By: Tim Bennett25.06.2014 Acquisitions give managers a chance to flatter a firm’s true profits. That’s why you need to be wary of highly acquisitive firms and keep an eye out for red flags that suggest all is not well.