Rules of the Game: Cranking Out the Green

When you hold investments longer than you might for a technical trade, fundamental screening criteria become more important. Too often, investors only look at price-to-earnings ratio, and neglect to dig deeper in to the company's ability to generate cash.

But, for my own analysis, when I'm scouring for large- and mid-caps -- stocks I'm most likely to evaluate for a long-term holding -- one of my regular screens focuses on free cash flow per share. I look for recent growth, and then I check those numbers against the company's earnings performance and the stock chart....460 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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