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

Ted Cruz: Stocks to Watch If We Get a ‘President Cruz’

Mar. 24, 2015, 9:20 am EDT – A President Ted Cruz would mean guns, bigger guns and lower taxes. For investors, a President Cruz could be a boom for all sorts of industries, including firearms, defense, medical devices, biotech and small caps. More 

Big Tech Tops 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Mar. 20, 2015, 7:00 pm EDT – While the FOMC fueled the action in the trading pits, on the dividend stocks front there were several very big names that moved to increase shareholder payouts. Rate hike or no rate hike, there will always be dividend stocks increasing payouts, and this week was no exception. More 

3 Chinese Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Mar. 18, 2015, 1:45 pm EDT – China stocks have been all over the place, and these three China stocks have seen a lot of selling in 2015. Is now the time to buy the dip? More 

Musk Tweet Promises Tesla ‘Range Anxiety’ Cure (TSLA)

Mar. 17, 2015, 9:28 am EDT – The latest offering from the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO’s Twitter handle has caused quite the stir among Model S owners, car industry watchers and TSLA stock shareholder. Will Musk end range anxiety? More 

Big Banks Lead 11 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Mar. 13, 2015, 2:34 pm EDT – This week’s cadre of dividend stocks increasing payouts can best be described as a parade of too-big-to-fail banks. As the Federal Reserve issued the results of its annual “stress test” check up on the nation’s financial institutions, nearly all received the green light to raise dividends and buy back shares. More 

Welcome to the Chinese Stocks Flux Fest

Mar. 11, 2015, 1:34 pm EDT – Over the past six months, Chinese stocks -- more specifically the A-shares traded on the mainland -- have been on a tear. Yet since the beginning of the year, stocks in that same segment have come under fire. More 

War (GD) and Games (GME) Lead 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Mar. 6, 2015, 3:09 pm EDT – This week’s batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts was led by two companies, one engaged in actual war, and the other that makes its living selling a lot of war games. These two peripherally related companies are General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) and GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME). More 

Home Depot Heads 15 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Feb. 27, 2015, 2:30 pm EDT – The markets were relatively quiet this week, and while trading was rather sleepy, the number of high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts was anything but somnambulant. Leading this week’s pack of dividend stocks increasing payouts is home improvement retailer and Dow component Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD). More 

How to Buy ‘Car of Tomorrow’ Stocks Today

Feb. 23, 2015, 10:46 am EDT – The key concept is for stocks that will profit from the car of tomorrow is technological innovation, as automakers continue developing new models with hitherto unseen high-tech features. Here are some names to consider. More 

Coke, Smoke and Kleenex Top 14 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Feb. 20, 2015, 12:05 pm EDT – The week may have been shortened by the President’s Day holiday on Monday, but there was no shortage of dividend stocks increasing payouts. More