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

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 

3 Chinese Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Mar. 18, 2015, 1:45 pm EDT – China stocks have been all over the place, and these three China stocks have seen a lot of selling in 2015. Is now the time to buy the dip? More 

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