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

Kraft Leads 10 Companies Increasing Dividends

Oct. 10, 2014, 12:17 pm EST – High-profile dividend stocks moving to make investors happy by adding to their payouts include Kraft Foods (KRFT) and Lockheed Martin (LMT). More 

Tesla’s Model S D – It’s TSLA on Steroids!

Oct. 10, 2014, 8:17 am EST – The car gods (and I suspect the stock gods) were likely smiling as Elon Musk delivered once again by announcing the Tesla Model S D. More 

Buy Chinese ETFs While There’s Revolution in the Air

Oct. 2, 2014, 1:45 pm EST – The recent Hong Kong protests have caused a sell-off in Chinese ETFs such as FXI, GXC and MCHI. That means now is the time to buy Chinese ETFs while they're on sale. More 

The 5 Biggest Stories to Watch in Q4

Sep. 29, 2014, 9:57 am EST – We’re entering the home stretch of what’s been a surprising year for stocks and bonds. Check out the biggest stories to watch in Q4. More 

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