Jim Woods
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Editor-at-Large, The Wealth Shield

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 often complex world of investing.

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Recent Articles

Charge Up on the MasterCard and Visa Stock Pullback

Apr. 15, 2014, 2:38 pm EDT – MasterCard and Visa stock have been hit hard, but several positives could charge up both stocks in the weeks and months to come. More 

3 Asian Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy

Apr. 7, 2014, 11:00 am EDT – The rebound in many big Asian blue-chip stocks means investors have a chance to get in on the uptrend in some of the best companies in emerging markets. More 

3 Trades to Kick Off the Second Quarter

Mar. 31, 2014, 2:03 pm EDT – Traders should focus in on short- and medium-term trends likely to continue over the next three months. Here are three of my favorite trades to kick off Q2. More 

The 5 Biggest Stories to Watch in Q2

Mar. 31, 2014, 8:43 am EDT – What catalysts and drivers will help determine this market's direction over the next few months? Here's a look at headlines to watch. More 

TSLA Stock: Tesla Must Face Dealer Model Dilemma

Mar. 24, 2014, 3:59 pm EDT – After a loss in New Jersey and a victory in Arizona, Tesla must find a solution for its dealer model dilemma. Otherwise, TSLA stock could suffer. More 

6 Big Stock Split Candidates

Mar. 18, 2014, 11:20 am EDT – Hot-running Under Armour just announced it will execute a 2-for-1 stock split. These six high-flying names should follow suit. More 

The 5 Best Index Funds for Optimists

Mar. 17, 2014, 10:35 am EDT – What does an investor do who is truly optimistic? Simple: You get your money into the market in some of the best index funds out there, then sit back and let time grow your wealth. More 

5 Lagging Dependable Dividend Stocks

Mar. 12, 2014, 10:55 am EDT – The volatile kickoff to the year has caused these five otherwise dependable dividend stocks to fall way behind their peers this year. More 

Gun Stocks: This Hidden Factor Is Giving SWHC an Edge

Mar. 6, 2014, 2:35 pm EDT – Gun stocks have been moving up and down lately, as investors react to earning announcements. But there's one factor that no one seems to be talking about. More 

Should You Buy Chinese Telecom Stocks?

Feb. 28, 2014, 2:03 pm EDT – China telecom stocks have been hit hard by sellers of late, but does the recent decline in CHA, CHU and CHL stock represent a buying opportunity, or a value trap? More