Richard Band
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Editor, Profitable Investing

Richard Band is editor of Profitable Investing, a value-oriented advisory service designed to help long-term investors achieve their growth and income goals safely and systematically. Richard's straightforward style and low-risk "value" approach to wealth building have won nine awards in the "Best Financial Advisory" category from the Specialized Information Publishers Foundation (formerly the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Foundation).

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Recent Articles

Microsoft Corporation: Don’t Worry, MSFT Still Has Long-Term Muscle

May. 18, 2016, 12:11 pm EDT – Although MSFT has seen some turbulence lately, it's at a good price and there's a strong plan to back Microsoft stock up. More 

Is Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Fall a Bad Thing?

May. 13, 2016, 6:45 am EDT – Apple (AAPL) stock may be down, but there are some things that suggest the worst may be over for Apple. More 

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): There’s Only Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

May. 5, 2016, 10:00 am EDT – There's little doubt that Exxon Mobil (XOM) will be around another several decades, but its transformation from its current shape may well be underway. More 

United Technologies Corporation (UTX): Ignore Bumpy 2015, This Stock Is on the Rise

Apr. 29, 2016, 7:00 am EDT – United Technologies hit a few bumps in the road last year, but it has recovered: increasing popularity of its top-notch engine technology and the inevitable rise of military spending point to a high-flying 2016 for UTX stock. More 

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): The Dividend King of Kings

Apr. 22, 2016, 11:16 am EDT – Reliable for more than 50 years, Johnson & Johnson is a dividend king. And given its recent Q1 earnings beat and increased guidance for the year, it's bound to stay on the throne for a long time. More 

Sanofi SA (ADR): SNY Pipeline Is Overflowing With Potential

Apr. 14, 2016, 12:23 pm EDT – With 18 launches scheduled by 2020, Sanofi stock is bound to get a hit or two. And given its 3.8% dividend, SNY is also a safe growth pick. More 

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (BPL) Is One Energy MLP That’s Worth a Look

Apr. 7, 2016, 10:36 am EDT – Buckeye Partners (BPL) has seen the oil booms and busts play out time and again, which also means the company knows how to build a solid business that can weather any storm. More 

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: Is It Time to Buy BRK.B Again?

Mar. 31, 2016, 1:14 pm EDT – The Oracle of Omaha's legendary Berkshire Hathaway stock has dropped some -- is BRK.B now a buy, or sell? More 

Realty Income Corp (O) Is Ooo La La for Income

Mar. 23, 2016, 10:03 am EDT – When you break down the stats, you'll see that Realty Income (O) stock is a dividend growth engine that is geared toward consistency. Grab it now! More 

WM Stock: Waste Management, Inc. Is Definitely Far From Garbage

Mar. 16, 2016, 1:30 pm EDT – In a market like this one, the solid, dependable returns of Waste Management stock make WM a sweet-smelling pick. More