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

8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 12, 2014, 12:41 pm EST – It's not yet time to open presents, but that didn’t stop eight high-profile dividend stocks from providing a little early holiday cheer. More 

Mickey Mouse, Shoes, Spam Top 13 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 8, 2014, 11:17 am EST – Over the past fortnight, there was a baker’s dozen of high-profile companies increasing dividends, including an entertainment icon, an athletic wear giant and a food company best known for making Spam. More 

3 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy in December

Dec. 1, 2014, 11:00 am EST – Income investing isn't just about buying boring dividend stocks that pay a solid dividend yield. These three stocks also provide huge gains. More 

3 Chinese Dividend Stocks Delivering Fire-Breathing Yields

Nov. 25, 2014, 11:25 am EST – Chinese dividend stocks offer the potential for some super-heated share price appreciation, as well as dividend yields that easily surpass all but one of the components in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More 

Will Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Boost Toyota Stock (TM)?

Nov. 24, 2014, 7:55 am EST – Toyota Motor Corp stock has been in a virtual stall this year, but a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle could ignite buying in TM stock. More 

Semiconductor Giant Dominates 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Nov. 21, 2014, 2:09 pm EST – Among the biggest dividend stocks making shareholders happy over the past seven trading sessions are the world’s largest semiconductor maker, a food distribution giant, and one of the world’s largest protein producers. More 

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Looks Even Better With UnionPay Deal

Nov. 18, 2014, 9:55 am EST – A move by Apple to enter into a deal with state-run China UnionPay is a coup for the personal technology giant and represents a bullish tailwind for AAPL stock going forward. More 

Chemicals, Payroll Top 4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Nov. 14, 2014, 3:17 pm EST – Amidst this bullish backdrop there was another bevy of dividend stocks increasing payouts. This week’s dividend stocks include one of the world’s largest chemical companies and the nation’s leading payroll processing firm. More 

3 Chinese Stocks Riding High on Earnings

Nov. 12, 2014, 1:46 pm EST – It’s earnings season in China, with a slew of big-name Chinese stocks reporting results, and sending their respective stock prices higher. More 

Gourmet Coffee, Gourmet Foods Top 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Nov. 10, 2014, 6:00 am EST – Earnings season is winding down, but there was no shortage of high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts this week, including Starbucks and Whole Foods. More