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

Burgers & Software Lead 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Sep. 19, 2014, 12:56 pm EST – McDonald's (MCD) and Microsoft (MSFT) lead this week's list of eight dividend stocks that upped the ante on their regular payouts. More 

Want a Piece of the Alibaba IPO? Skip BABA, Buy Yahoo Stock

Sep. 18, 2014, 9:15 am EST – Sure, the Alibaba IPO is big, but Yahoo’s minority stake is a better way to get a piece of the largest IPO ever. More 

Cigarettes and Fast Food Fuel 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Sep. 12, 2014, 3:10 pm EST – Companies increasing dividends this week include Philip Morris, Yum Brands and International Paper, among several other big dividend stocks. More 

3 Hot Chinese Dividend Stocks Offering Big Yields

Sep. 9, 2014, 10:27 am EST – Want to own hot Chinese stocks, but also capture some big yields? You can have it both ways with these 3 red-hot Chinese dividend stocks. More 

Verizon Dials In Group of 6 Companies Increasing Dividends

Sep. 5, 2014, 1:47 pm EST – Dow component Verizon (VZ) dialed up a stout increase in its quarterly dividend, as did five other dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Scotiabank, Harris Top Group of 8 Companies Increasing Dividends

Aug. 29, 2014, 2:05 pm EST – The final week of summer was somewhat quiet in the markets, but still there were 8 companies increasing dividends before Labor Day, including Scotiabank, Harris Corp. and Westlake Chemical. More 

Hot Stocks – 3 Chinese Small Caps Worth Chasing

Aug. 28, 2014, 6:00 am EST – Chinese stocks are red-hot, and three of the hottest are small-cap stocks. Is now the time to chase these China winners? More 

Altria Leads Pack of 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Dividends

Aug. 25, 2014, 6:00 am EST – Tobacco giant Altria Group is atop the pack of eight dividend stocks increasing dividends, a pack that includes Brinker and Williams Cos. More 

Will Chinese Stocks Outperform for the Rest of the Year?

Aug. 20, 2014, 10:18 am EST – Chinese stocks have more than tripled the performance of U.S. stocks over the past three months. Here are three reasons the boom times could continue. More 

BofA, CBS Lead 11 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 8, 2014, 2:13 pm EST – This week’s bevy of dividend stocks increasing payouts contained two very familiar names. Stalwart banking icon Bank of America,and media giant CBS lead the a cadre of 11 companies boosting payouts. More