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

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 Dickinson 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 

Long Model X Wait Doesn’t Do Tesla Stock Any Favors

Nov. 24, 2015, 12:18 pm EST – On Monday, the now-iconic zero-emissions carmaker announced a starting price of $81,200 for its base Model X sport-utility vehicle. Oh, and if you order one now you’re going to have to sit on your hands and wait for about a year. More 

Nike Tops 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Nov. 23, 2015, 10:05 am EST – This week’s big dividend stocks included an athletic shoe and apparel giant, a food distribution behemoth and a furniture maker/retailer. More 

Will ‘Green’ Engines Push Ford Stock Even Further Into the Black? (F)

Nov. 19, 2015, 1:20 pm EST – Ford (F) is on pace to sell some 1 million of its fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine vehicles in 2015 - and it's not alone on the fuel-efficient front. More