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

Bottom-Fishers in Groupon Stock Will Get Pummeled

May. 7, 2014, 2:44 pm EDT – Groupon stock plummeted Wednesday after wider-than-expected Q1 loss, and the road ahead doesn't look any better More 

3 Important Earnings Reports to Watch This Week

May. 6, 2014, 12:25 pm EDT – Investors should keep a close eye on the earnings reports of Tesla (TSLA), Kate Spade (KATE) and Ctrip.com (CTRP) this week, because big moves could follow. More 

Apple: AAPL Stock WILL Reach $700

May. 6, 2014, 8:32 am EDT – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just cleared $600, and it's likelier than not that AAPL stock will eventually hit the $700 mark. A big stock split, strong earnings and new products will lead the charge. More 

Ford Changes Drivers, GM Shrugs Recalls as April Sales Impress

May. 2, 2014, 3:34 pm EDT – There’s big news steering the US auto industry, and the biggest was from Ford and its announcement of a change in the driver’s seat. More 

Amazon: The Song Remains the Same

Apr. 25, 2014, 2:13 pm EDT – Amazon (AMZN) stock was getting pounded on Friday thanks mostly to worries about its Q2 earnings guidance. Silly Wall Street: Amazon isn't about earnings. More 

3 Down-But-Not-Out Dow Jones Stocks to Buy

Apr. 25, 2014, 8:41 am EDT – The worst Dow Jones stocks so far in 2014 have traditionally been strong winners. So while DJIA components V, BA, GS are down in 2014, they aren't out. More 

Merger Fail Gives Shine to Newmont Mining

Apr. 21, 2014, 12:54 pm EDT – News of a deal between Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold went bust, resulting in a boost in NEM stock and a dulling of ABX. Still, a merger isn't completely dead. More 

Charge Up on the MasterCard and Visa Stock Pullback

Apr. 15, 2014, 2:38 pm EDT – MasterCard and Visa stock have been hit hard, but several positives could charge up both stocks in the weeks and months to come. More 

3 Asian Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy

Apr. 7, 2014, 11:00 am EDT – The rebound in many big Asian blue-chip stocks means investors have a chance to get in on the uptrend in some of the best companies in emerging markets. More 

3 Trades to Kick Off the Second Quarter

Mar. 31, 2014, 2:03 pm EDT – Traders should focus in on short- and medium-term trends likely to continue over the next three months. Here are three of my favorite trades to kick off Q2. More