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

Navigate ‘Distribution Season’ to Maximize Money After Taxes

Nov. 5, 2014, 9:50 am EST – The year-end distribution season is when a taxable event is forced onto shareholders. Here's how to have the most money after taxes. More 

Your 10-Minute Retirement Portfolio

Oct. 24, 2014, 6:00 am EST – Now is a good time to begin assembling your ten-minute retirement portfolio, since the headline stock indexes have pulled back from their 52-week highs. More 

Should You Jump on the AT&T-DirecTV Merger?

May. 21, 2014, 1:43 pm EST – AT&T and DirecTV's merger will help to fix AT&T's free cash issues. Does this mean the tides are turning for T stock? More 

2 Downtrodden Stocks to Buy Today

May. 15, 2014, 3:13 pm EST – If you can find a stock that throws off a generous, secure cash payout, and you can grab that investment at an attractive discount to its recent highs, you've got an odds-on winner. More 

3 High-Yielders That Make MLPs a Snap

Apr. 25, 2014, 11:43 am EST – I’m a big fan of the high yields that master limited partnerships offer -- but not the headache that their K-1 forms cause at tax time. Here are 3 ways to make investing in MLPs a breeze. More 

The Prettiest Economic Picture Told In This One Chart

Apr. 24, 2014, 9:14 am EST – The long-term Treasury ETF (TLT) tells an interesting tale for investors through this graph. Take a look for a harbinger of what may come in the markets for the rest of 2014. More 

Our Only Gripe? We Need More Bargain Stocks!

Apr. 16, 2014, 9:57 am EST – Markets received a very nice pop on Tuesday on some solid earnings reports. It's hard to complain, but what I could use are more bargain stocks, like this one. More 

2 Hedging Strategies You Need to Protect Your Portfolio

Apr. 8, 2014, 11:15 am EST – A few recent down days may have traders spooked, but what about the bull market of the past five years? Learn how to protect your gains with a hedging strategy. More 

Investors Dumping the Junk Is a Great Sign

Apr. 2, 2014, 12:00 pm EST – Some big name stocks that have seen their stock prices rise are suddenly falling, and I find that good news for investors. Find out why here... More 

What’s Next After Yellen’s “Rookie” Moment of Clarity?

Mar. 24, 2014, 8:00 am EST – Traders sold off after the Fed meeting. Too bad for them, because only one significant item came out of Yellen's remarks, and it wasn't exactly a surprise. More