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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Recent Articles

6 Stocks to Ditch Before the Bear Strikes Again

Feb. 4, 2016, 2:50 pm EST – What do you do with certain stocks right now that are most likely to remain under selling pressure now that the wider market is teetering? The simple answer is you sell them, raise cash and pick your spots carefully for the next big opportunities. More 

Valero Energy Corporation Fuels 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jan. 29, 2016, 2:42 pm EST – The latest batch of payout performers includes a giant petroleum refiner, several big energy generators and an integrated circuit maker. Here are 10 dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

BlackRock, Inc. Leads 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jan. 19, 2016, 1:10 pm EST – Over the past week, six big-name dividend stocks moved to make shareholders happy, including Antero Midstream Partners LP; BlackRock, Inc; Delphi Automotive PLC; Kaiser Aluminum Corp.; Omega Healthcare Investors Inc; and Realty Income Corp. More 

Income Investors: Take General Motors (GM) Stock for a Spin

Jan. 14, 2016, 2:56 pm EST – For income investors looking to get a solid dividend yield, then General Motors (GM) represents a stable vehicle with some hefty fiscal horsepower. More 

2016 Outlook: Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)

Dec. 30, 2015, 12:16 pm EST – Will Tesla stock stall or streak in 2016? There are die-hards on both sides of TSLA, but who will be right in the year ahead? More 

Here Are the Biggest Investment Opportunities of 2016

Dec. 28, 2015, 12:03 pm EST – Money needs to be invested in order to get a proper return, and that means it is incumbent upon us all to try to figure out where best to put that money to work.Here are my picks for the biggest investment opportunities for 2016. More 

Amgen, Boeing, Pfizer Lead 12 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 21, 2015, 12:00 pm EST – Among the leading companies moving to make shareholders happy last week was a mega-cap biotechnology giant, a mammoth defense and aerospace contractor, the biggest drug retailer in the world and a Big Pharma behemoth. More 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Tops 12 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 14, 2015, 3:18 pm EST – The list of dividend stocks increasing payouts included several pharmaceutical giants, a power generator and a credit card issuer. More 

Ecolab (ECL) Tops 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 7, 2015, 9:57 am EST – Ecolab (ECL) led eight dividend stocks moved to increase shareholder payments, including a pipeline operator and a homebuilder. More 

Becton Dickson Tops 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Nov. 30, 2015, 2:05 pm EST – Among the bevy of big names enhancing their respective dividends are a medical instrument giant, a household name in food and meat production and paint and coatings manufacturer. More