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

Goldman Sachs Tops 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Oct. 17, 2014, 12:35 pm EDT – Goldman Sachs increased its quarterly dividend, along with seven other names that moved to boost payouts and increase their dividend yield. More 

AAPL: Will Apple Earnings Be Plump and Sweet?

Oct. 17, 2014, 8:36 am EDT – What should we expect to see from Apple (AAPL) when it reports Q4 results? We discuss what investors should be looking for Monday. More 

Is Fiat Chrysler a Buy?

Oct. 14, 2014, 9:25 am EDT – Monday was a milestone day for Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), as it marked the first time the shares were publicly traded on a US exchange since 2007. Should you own this auto stock? More 

Kraft Leads 10 Companies Increasing Dividends

Oct. 10, 2014, 12:17 pm EDT – High-profile dividend stocks moving to make investors happy by adding to their payouts include Kraft Foods (KRFT) and Lockheed Martin (LMT). More 

Tesla’s Model S D – It’s TSLA on Steroids!

Oct. 10, 2014, 8:17 am EDT – The car gods (and I suspect the stock gods) were likely smiling as Elon Musk delivered once again by announcing the Tesla Model S D. More 

Buy Chinese ETFs While There’s Revolution in the Air

Oct. 2, 2014, 1:45 pm EDT – The recent Hong Kong protests have caused a sell-off in Chinese ETFs such as FXI, GXC and MCHI. That means now is the time to buy Chinese ETFs while they're on sale. More 

The 5 Biggest Stories to Watch in Q4

Sep. 29, 2014, 9:57 am EDT – We’re entering the home stretch of what’s been a surprising year for stocks and bonds. Check out the biggest stories to watch in Q4. More 

Burgers & Software Lead 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Sep. 19, 2014, 12:56 pm EDT – McDonald's (MCD) and Microsoft (MSFT) lead this week's list of eight dividend stocks that upped the ante on their regular payouts. More 

Want a Piece of the Alibaba IPO? Skip BABA, Buy Yahoo Stock

Sep. 18, 2014, 9:15 am EDT – Sure, the Alibaba IPO is big, but Yahoo’s minority stake is a better way to get a piece of the largest IPO ever. More 

Cigarettes and Fast Food Fuel 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Sep. 12, 2014, 3:10 pm EDT – Companies increasing dividends this week include Philip Morris, Yum Brands and International Paper, among several other big dividend stocks. More