Typically, I have a watch list of stocks which I will be keeping tracking & trying to understand their business as much as possible. My reader would have notice some of the stocks which I have been buying and selling from my track record.
However, after all these years of picking selected stocks for capital gain or dividend or both, I notice quite a number of the good companies are facing challenges in their business which din occur for the past 10 in regardless whether is it in Singapore, USA or others.
Therefore, the whole global market are undergoing changes which will be a lot different compare 10 years ago. Which translate picking individual stock will be harder.
Nonetheless, buying companies that always pay consistent dividend could possess some challenge going forward, which is important to consider how long the company can survive greater than other fundamental factors the investor will be looking into it.
Which I do not rule out, I might be picking fewer stocks in future to consider other investment vehicles switching to global stock/bond index fund to accommodate the global business change.
A good fundamental stock picker would have to understand & look into the business he is investing, business competitors and external related business changes which will affect the business.