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

Riding the Rails With 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Aug. 1, 2014, 2:09 pm EST – Union Pacific, Crane and Valero top this week’s group of 10 companies increasing dividends. More 

Electric Cars and the 3 Biggest Speed Bumps for Tesla

Jul. 29, 2014, 9:06 am EST – Tesla is the king of electric cars, but could threats from BMW, bargain electrics and hydrogen fuel-cell technology threaten its throne? More 

DuPont Paints Brighter Dividend – 13 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 25, 2014, 3:10 pm EST – DuPont, Hershey and Nabors Industries top this week's list of 13 dividend stocks increasing payouts. Check out their new dividend yields and other info. More 

3 Chinese Stocks That Will Be Better Than Alibaba

Jul. 23, 2014, 8:55 am EST – Alibaba is the to-be stock from China with the biggest buzz, but these three Chinese stocks might be better than BABA. More 

Penske Sets the Pace for 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 18, 2014, 4:19 pm EST – This week’s geopolitical tumult didn't stop 10 dividend stocks from a variety of market sectors from increasing payouts, including Penske, Cytec, HealthSouth and Susquehanna. More 

Tencent Aims High in China E-Commerce

Jul. 16, 2014, 2:18 pm EST – Tencent's new WeChat advertising platform will be another boost to its bottom line, and another reason to own TCEHY. More 

Oil, Chips and Diesel Power Lead 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jul. 11, 2014, 2:02 pm EST – What do an oil giant, a tech stalwart and a diesel engine maker have in common? They’re all dividend stocks that have announced increased payouts in July. More 

Alibaba IPO Date Influenced by Chinese Mysticism

Jul. 1, 2014, 7:59 am EST – The latest nod to superstition, mysticism and the Chinese penchant for numerical good luck charms is the rumor circulating that the Alibaba IPO will debut trading publicly on August 8, or "8-8." But why 8-8 and what's the significance of that date to Jack Ma and the Alibaba IPO? More 

Harman Is Loudest of 4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Jun. 27, 2014, 2:21 pm EST – This week’s parade of dividend stocks increasing payouts was relatively quiet, but don't tell that to audio gear maker Harman, or the three other companies boosting payments. More 

5 Biggest Risks Facing the Rally in Q3

Jun. 25, 2014, 2:03 pm EST – For stocks in the S&P 500, so far it’s been a very good year. But what will the biggest stories in Q3 be, and will they threaten the bull? More