IanTHughes wrote:Dod101 wrote:Incidentally in trying to assess if a dividend is sustainable pyad is of course taking a view on the future so he is not even consistent; no Strategic Ignorance there! Maybe going any further in taking a view is just too much for him.
I can only answer for myself of course but my "assessing whether a dividend is sustainable" relies upon the current and recent historical facts with regard to Cash Flow, Debt Levels, Earnings Growth etc etc. I do not rely on "taking a view on the future".
This is now 'way off topic so I am saying no more.