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

10 Best Dow Stocks of 2014

Dec. 30, 2014, 10:15 am EDT – The 10 best Dow stocks of 2014 all had outstanding showings, with some very big total returns in the some of the biggest technology companies on the planet. Insurers, a home improvement retailer, an entertainment giant, an apparel maker, an industrial products maker and a credit card issuer made our list. More 

Homebuilders Facing Too Many 2015 Headwinds

Dec. 23, 2014, 10:50 am EDT – The latest data on the housing front isn’t trending in the right direction, and there are several headwinds facing homebuilders in 2015 that could keep stocks in the sector from moving forward. More 

Dow Stars, Biotech Lead 13 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 22, 2014, 11:13 am EDT – The central bank’s “patience” stance when it comes to future interest rate hikes was a present to the bulls, and the result was a week of pre-holiday stock market revelry. Here are 13 stocks increasing dividends. More 

2 Dividend Stocks for Yield-Hungry Investors

Dec. 18, 2014, 6:01 am EDT – If you’re a yield-hungry investor, you must consider trying some different dividend cuisine -- and one type of high-yield cooking that pleases the palate is private equity dividend stocks such as Blackstone and KKR. More 

8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Dec. 12, 2014, 12:41 pm EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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