At Totus we look to buy good businesses with tailwinds for earnings growth into the medium term. Generating new stocks ideas that meet our criteria is difficult and requires us to cast a wide net. We read widely, organise numerous company conference calls, attend company meetings, travel to conferences and speak to industry contacts. In this wire we identify another way to generate ideas that has delivered two great short-selling ideas in recent months, and also show you two methods for filtering investment ideas to determine the best opportunities. We then illustrate our processes with one high quality stock that has recently passed our filters, is generating significant amounts of cash, trading on just over 13 times earnings, and is also paying a 5% dividend yield.