Richard Band
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Editor, Profitable Investing

Richard Band is editor of Profitable Investing, a value-oriented advisory service designed to help long-term investors achieve their growth and income goals safely and systematically. Richard's straightforward style and low-risk "value" approach to wealth building have won nine awards in the "Best Financial Advisory" category from the Specialized Information Publishers Foundation (formerly the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Foundation).

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Recent Articles

Kinder Morgan: KMI Is More than a Survivor Among Energy Stocks

Oct. 1, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT – Kinder Morgan is well positioned for the coming turnaround in energy -- and its dividend doesn't hurt either. More 

VIVAX: A Great Vanguard Fund for Long-Term Total Returns

Sep. 24, 2015, 12:13 pm EDT – If you're looking for rock-solid value stocks with some income, few funds do it better than Vanguard Value Index Fund (VIVAX). More 

When a Down Market Isn’t (Necessarily) Bad

Sep. 23, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT – Recent market downturns are happening in a more orderly manner than the August route. It's a good sign for the long term More 

5 Stocks to Buy Until the Groundwork for a Rally Is Completed

Sep. 22, 2015, 2:00 pm EDT – Despite good economic news over the past few weeks, stock are still lagging. These 5 stocks are good bets for now. More 

T Stock: Buy AT&T for These 2 Big Things Going for It

Sep. 17, 2015, 11:11 am EDT – As the Chinese saying goes, the two greatest gifts you can give your children are roots and wings, and AT&T is a good long-term bet for it's two gifts. More 

WMT: Walmart Stock Is a Solid Value Play

Sep. 11, 2015, 7:00 am EDT – With great fundamentals and an improving web presence, WMT is shaping up for a strong finish to 2015. More 

Ventas (VTR): How to Play a Mega-Trend for Big Total Returns

Sep. 4, 2015, 11:06 am EDT – Healthcare REIT Ventas (VTR) is already preparing for the next decade. Buy this value while it's still a value. More 

Qualcomm a Long-Term Dividend Bargain at Current Levels (QCOM)

Aug. 26, 2015, 8:38 am EDT – QCOM is a great value play for long-term investors here, and the dividend on Qualcomm stock looks even better. More 

Royal Dutch Shell: An Oil Stock Worth the Trouble (RDS.A)

Aug. 24, 2015, 11:07 am EDT – Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) leads the pack of energy and oil stocks to buy before prices begin to rebound. Here's why. More 

The Outlook for MLPs Is a Little More Encouraging

Aug. 12, 2015, 12:06 pm EDT – Energy stocks and MLPs finally showed a little resilience last week -- a sign that maybe, just maybe, the pain will be over soon. More