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My question is this: Let's say i'm investing $10,000 into a business venture and it provides me a steady, growing rate of return through a quarterly dividend. At what point is it prudent to pull my original investment money out and spread it into another venture? -- Ramsees

My point is this: You cannot evaluate this as simply an income stream BECAUSE you are not accounting for any potential cyclic or macro economic needs from the business..... and it could not only eliminate the cash flow for a period, it may demand cash infusion to remain viable. That is realistic for any business.

If you ignore the idea that the business may NEVER need money or have a variable cash output, why not take all the money out now? Why not, your business doesn't need it based on the info to date?

I suspect I'm not the person you will want to discuss this topic with because we are approaching the problem completely differently and I doubt it will be resolved in a few notes back and forth. Good luck though!

Rob
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