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

Metlife Inc: MET’s Loss Is Our Gain

Jun. 8, 2016, 10:36 am EDT – Metlife (MET), the largest insurer in the U.S., may have been having a tough year, but the future is bright. More 

Procter & Gamble Co (PG): This Consumer Staples Titan Is Unstoppable

Jun. 2, 2016, 6:45 am EDT – Procter & Gamble (PG) stock isn't a stock that you should want to take off. It's a steady grower that will not disappoint over the long-term. More 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: WMT Stock Beats the Retail Beating

May. 25, 2016, 11:50 am EDT – Big box retailers have been coming in with bad news, but Walmart stock has weathered the storm. Therefore, WMT is a bargain buy right now. More 

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