How to find reliable dividend shares and avoid 'value traps'

by Kyle Caldwell from Money Observer |

Fund manager Stuart Rhodes explains how he finds shares that grow their dividends year in, year out.

In the seventh episode of our sister website Money Observer's Inside Track series, we put the questions to Stuart Rhodes, fund manager of the M&G Global Dividend fund.

In the first video, Stuart explains how he finds shares that grow their dividends year in, year out. He also runs through the main "red flag" he sets store by in order to avoid "value traps" - a share that is in trouble and unlikely to keep its income promises.  

Separately, he takes on our 30-second challenge, in which he makes the case for investing in the M&G Global Dividend fund.

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