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

Royal Dutch Shell: An Oil Stock Worth the Trouble (RDS.A)

Aug. 24, 2015, 11:07 am EDT – Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) leads the pack of energy and oil stocks to buy before prices begin to rebound. Here's why. More 

The Outlook for MLPs Is a Little More Encouraging

Aug. 12, 2015, 12:06 pm EDT – Energy stocks and MLPs finally showed a little resilience last week -- a sign that maybe, just maybe, the pain will be over soon. More 

Substitute One Dividend Staple for Another (MDLZ, PG)

Aug. 5, 2015, 10:18 am EDT – Mondelez (MDLZ) has served investors well for a few years, but it's time to put this overpriced consumer staples stock back on the shelf. More 

Microsoft (MSFT) Looks to the Past for the Right Moves

Jul. 29, 2015, 10:51 am EDT – Microsoft is making all the right moves. Now, it's time to see if they'll pay off for MSFT stock holders. More 

Coca-Cola (KO) Is OK … And That’s Just Fine

Jul. 24, 2015, 9:15 am EDT – Coca-Cola (KO) isn't setting any records, but given its international exposure, it's doing well enough -- and that's enough reason to keep KO stock. More 

The Wall of Worry Has Crumbled

Jul. 22, 2015, 10:25 am EDT – The market has a head of steam behind it, but we could very well be looking at a hedging situation by the end of July or the first week of August. More 

The Allure of Dividends

Jul. 15, 2015, 10:02 am EDT – I'm buying, and I encourage you to do the same, emphasizing stocks that pump out a generous income here and now. More 

Earn 5% — Even If the World Economy Merely “Muddles Through”

Jul. 8, 2015, 10:18 am EDT – Slow but steady growth in the United States and pockets of strength elsewhere could result in Treasury yields rising less than the consensus expects. If so, here's how investors might find income. More 

It’s OK to Keep Nibbling at Dividends (PG, BRK.B)

Jun. 17, 2015, 10:26 am EDT – We could get a 'July classic,' or we could get a July correction. Either way, some decently valued dividends are fair game. More 

2 High-Yield Plays to Save You From Trading Paralysis

Jun. 10, 2015, 10:42 am EDT – While a stock market correction seems inevitable at this point, take a little cash off the bench to buy discounted high-yield plays like SJI and MUE. More