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

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 

GM Revs Its Engine As 8 Dividend Stocks Increase Payouts

Feb. 6, 2015, 2:03 pm EDT – This week another group of big-name dividend stocks increased payouts, including an unofficial announcement from GM. More 

General Motors Company (GM): Earnings Preview

Feb. 2, 2015, 2:51 pm EDT – The results for the final quarter of what’s been basically a good, yet recall-tarnished year for General Motors earnings will go a long way toward determining if GM stock can extricate itself from its yearlong-plus slide More 

Trains, Fertilizer, Copiers Lead 15 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Feb. 2, 2015, 11:21 am EDT – This week there was a bevy of big-name dividend stocks increasing payouts. From trains to fertilizer to business machines, the eclectic batch of dividend stocks increasing payouts this week was a bonanza for income investors on the hunt for high dividend yield. More 

Tesla Puts Pedal to the Metal in China

Jan. 29, 2015, 6:00 am EDT – Tesla plans to introduce China to the “D” and the Model X, proof Elon Musk is committed to selling in the world's second-largest economy. More 

Kinder Morgan, Alaska Air Lead 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jan. 26, 2015, 9:24 am EDT – The European Central Bank and its bigger-than-expected QE-style bond buying scheme caused the bulls to pour back into both U.S. and European equities, and that served as a nice backdrop for nine dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Oil (Yes, Oil!) Tops 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jan. 16, 2015, 2:16 pm EDT – Volatility, selling, a rising U.S. dollar and especially those plunging oil prices have dominated the market landscape since the beginning of the year. Now, however, we are flying headlong into earnings season, and that means we also are likely to see a bevy of big dividend stocks increasing shareholder payouts. This week, there were six high-profile dividend stocks moving to make shareholders happier, and one of the biggest came from the battered oil sector. More