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

Consumer Giants Top 18 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Apr. 27, 2015, 10:59 am EDT – Many of the market’s biggest companies reported earnings last week, and 18 dividend stocks, including JNJ, PG and TRV increased payouts. More 

Tesla Stock: Never a Dull Moment (TSLA)

Apr. 24, 2015, 9:44 am EDT – When you own/follow Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock, there’s never a dull moment. And the most recent chapters in the ongoing drama have given Tesla stock lovers and haters alike reason to thump their chests. More 

Banks, Autos, Trains Top 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Apr. 17, 2015, 3:01 pm EDT – This week's batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts include Goldman Sachs, General Motors, CSX, as well as seven other dividend stocks. More 

Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Apr. 14, 2015, 4:22 pm EDT – Income investors are hoping to squeeze out more financial juice from their favorite holdings, and this week a solid group of dividend stocks gave income players what they crave -- a bigger slice of the dividend pie. More 

Chips, Home Furnishings Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Apr. 10, 2015, 2:21 pm EDT – Income investors are hoping to squeeze out more financial juice from their favorite holdings, and this week a solid group of dividend stocks gave income players what they crave -- a bigger slice of the dividend pie. More 

Retail, REITs Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Apr. 7, 2015, 9:38 am EDT – The first quarter now is officially in the books, and for dividend stocks increasing payouts, the pace was just OK. But we tacked 8 more companies onto the books recently. More 

Retail, REITs Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Apr. 2, 2015, 3:44 pm EDT – The first quarter now is officially in the books, and for dividend stocks increasing payouts, the pace was just OK. But we tacked 8 more companies onto the books recently. More 

The 4 Biggest Stories to Watch in Q2

Mar. 30, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT – If you have money in this market, then you need to tune your radar to the circumstances over the next three months influencing your money. More 

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