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How to avoid dividend trap?

Jan 23, 2014

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How to avoid dividend trap?
You may have heard about value trap. It is basically buying something which appears to be cheap but never re-rates as there was a reason for it to trade cheap. Similar to value trap there is a term called dividend trap. Read on to find out what it is and how one should avoid companies with dividend trap. (About.com)

Who exactly can be called rich?
In the US it is commonly assumed that the rich have very high incomes and pay low taxes. Many believe that the rich are greedy, they exploit they poor and don't contribute to society. As this insightful article points out, none of these beliefs are true. It points out also that a high income is not required to be called rich. Read on to find out more. (SafeHaven)

PIMCO loses a legendary fund manager
Mohamed El-Erian. The name is synonymous to global bond funds. And almost as popular as the most respected name in the list of best bond fund managers. That of septuagenarian Bill Gross. Together since 1999, Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian made PIMCO an invincible US$ 237 bn bond fund. In fact the latter had also been named as Gross' heir apparent. Hence Erian's sudden exit comes as a surprise to most. Read on to find out more about the turbulence in the bond markets and the success planning at PIMCO. (Money News)

Why gold is the best hedge for inflation?
With gold prices correcting substantially in the last year, it has had two mixed reactions. One is to quit holding the yellow metal and park money in a relatively better performing asset class. Second is that of being a contrarian i.e. to see the decline as a buying opportunity. Read on to find out why holding gold is the best bet for Indians (Forebes India)

How RBI's interest rate cycle is dependent on fiscal situation?
India's central bank meets next week for its quarterly monetary review. A RBI panel proposed adopting a 4% consumer-price-inflation target by 2016 as part of an overhaul that would also establish an independent monetary policy committee. Read on to find out why the proposed moves, which signal elevated interest rates, would require lawmakers to curb spending and change the statute that governs the RBI. (Bloomberg)

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