Jim Woods
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Editor-at-Large, Money Threats

Jim Woods has covered the economy and stocks for nearly two decades. His varied experience as a financial journalist, stockbroker and money manager provides him with unique insights into the complex world of investing.

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Kellogg, Simon Property Top 14 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 27, 2015, 11:12 am EDT – Recently, 14 dividend stocks increased their regular payouts, including a cereal maker, some REITs and a popular restaurant chain. More 

ConocoPhillips, Carnival Top 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 20, 2015, 3:04 pm EDT – Income investors also are looking for more light, and they got just that last week with 10 big-name dividend stocks increasing payouts. Last week’s group was led by big energy, the biggest cruise ship line and a diesel engine maker. Here are 10 dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Walgreens Tops 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 13, 2015, 9:17 am EDT – Financial market drama hasn't stopped companies from increasing dividends, including giant drug retailer Walgreens and five other stocks including Duke Energy and Ryder Systems. More 

Disney Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jun. 29, 2015, 3:07 pm EDT – Entertainment juggernaut and Dow component Walt Disney (DIS) made a shift in its dividend payment policy, opting to begin paying its dividend semi-annually. Last week the company said it would send shareholders two semi-annual payments of 66 cents per share. The Magic Kingdom’s new dividend adds to an annual payout of $1.32 per share, a 14.8% rise over the $1.15 annual dividend Disney paid last year. The new, semi-annual dividend is payable July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 6. Disney shares go ex-dividend on July 1. Based on the new dividend, DIS has a dividend yield of 1.15%. In addition to Disney’s dividend increase, last week brought us six other high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Will Fisker Automotive’s Return Threaten Tesla?

Jun. 25, 2015, 8:55 am EDT – A comeback story soon to be played out on the road is that of luxury electric carmaker Fisker Automotive. But is this a threat to Tesla and TSLA shareholders? More 

Big Bank UBS Leads 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jun. 19, 2015, 10:42 am EDT – This week’s dividend stocks increasing payouts include one huge bank and one regional bank, two REITs, a retailer and a semiconductor maker. More 

Buy TSLA as Musk Readies His Million-Vehicle March

Jun. 18, 2015, 10:10 am EDT – When Elon Musk sets his sights on a million Teslas on the road by 2020, you had better check your rearview mirror -- because a Tesla is probably about to pass you. More 

CAT, FDX Top 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jun. 12, 2015, 3:01 pm EDT – While the world awaits the first rate hike in nearly seven years, the march of dividend stocks increasing payouts plods on. This week, the triple point men on the dividend stocks patrol were big construction, big shipping and big discount retail. Here are seven dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Lowe’s Leads 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jun. 8, 2015, 9:15 am EDT – Earnings season is well behind us, but that doesn’t mean that the past two weeks have been devoid of dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Top 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

May. 26, 2015, 3:34 pm EDT – Amid the new highs this week was another strong pack of dividend stocks boosting shareholder value by increasing their quarterly payouts. More