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

CBOE: This Exchange Operator Is a Buy Before Earnings

Oct. 31, 2013, 10:26 am EDT – CBOE has climbed 66% this year, and is sitting on strong technical support, making it a buy before Friday's earnings report. More 

Google Still One of the Best Stocks to Buy

Oct. 24, 2013, 8:45 am EDT – Google stock recently broke through the $1,000 mark ... but there are more than enough reasons to jump aboard GOOG even at these lofty heights. More 

Tobacco Stocks Q3 Earnings Preview: The Big Four

Oct. 16, 2013, 12:20 pm EDT – Q3 earnings reports for tobacco stocks are due out soon, but will Philip Morris, Reynolds American, Altria and Lorillard deliver strong results? More 

China Technology Stocks Move to Improve Brand Profiles

Oct. 14, 2013, 12:07 pm EDT – Chinese manufacturers are woefully behind U.S. competitors, but Samsung could be a model for Chinese electronics companies to improve brand recognition. More 

Silicon Valley’s Mandate Is the Real TSLA News

Oct. 7, 2013, 8:25 am EDT – Palo Alto city council vote lays groundwork for greater electric vehicle adoption -- a boon to TSLA and other automakers in the EV game. More 

The Gun Stocks Trade Is Still Firing

Oct. 1, 2013, 2:40 pm EDT – Gun stocks continue to fire as Smith & Wesson (SWHC) announces additional share buybacks and Sturm, Ruger (RGR) keeps hitting the bull's-eye. More 

SSO — Double Down When D.C.’s Squabbles Die Down

Sep. 29, 2013, 5:21 am EDT – This ETF gives 2x leverage on the S&P 500 -- which, if history is any indication, should bounce right up after current funding battles are resolved. More 

5 Fire-Breathing China Mutual Funds to Buy

Sep. 25, 2013, 2:08 pm EDT – If you're looking to invest in China, it's smart to use mutual fund managers as a tour guide of sorts. Here are five top Chinese mutual funds to consider. More 

With No Taper, Play Defense With Consumer Staples (VDC)

Sep. 23, 2013, 1:40 pm EDT – Looks like the Fed has handed the market-moving reins over to politicians in D.C. for now...which means uncertainty will abound. More 

Forget Amazon and eBay — China Has the Hottest Online Retailers

Sep. 20, 2013, 11:47 am EDT – China online retailers Dangdang and Vipshop have trounced their U.S. counterparts AMZN and EBAY in the past year, and more growth's a-comin'. More