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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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 

The 3 Best Ideas From the Inside ETFs Conference

Feb. 17, 2015, 2:40 pm EDT – The Inside ETFs Conference is one of the most interesting investment meetings of the year. Unlike other ETF industry gatherings, the Inside ETFs Conference, sponsored by website ETF.com, is the largest meet up in the business. With some 2,000 professional attendees all looking for the latest and greatest ways to use ETFs as part of their investment portfolios, this conference tends to generate buzz on the next wave of best ETF ideas. More 

Cisco Systems Tops 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Feb. 13, 2015, 2:28 pm EDT – For this week’s bevy of dividend stocks increasing payouts, the timing against this bullish backdrop is once again fortuitous. Leading the pack higher this week was tech-giant and NASDAQ bellwether Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). More 

Tesla Earnings Preview: TLSA Needs to Recharge Momentum

Feb. 10, 2015, 9:29 am EDT – TSLA stock has fallen in the last six months, but Elon Musk has a chance in tomorrow's earnings call to put investors' fears to rest. Look for what Musk says about 2015 deliveries and the company's production efficiency to drive Tesla stock forward. More