Richard Band
Richard Band (RSS)
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

Why Have Bond Yields Stop Rising? A Mystery It’s Not

Jan. 22, 2014, 11:08 am EDT – Investors are asking why long bond yields are below 3%, and the answer is clear: economic growth momentum has peaked for now. Here's what to do while you wait More 

KMI – Rich Kinder’s Call Stirs Up Kinder Morgan

Jan. 17, 2014, 9:23 am EDT – Rich Kinder's quarterly conference call was anything but mundane. Find out what Kinder is concerned about...and what he can do for investors. More 

The Market Knows (What the Talkers Don’t)

Jan. 10, 2014, 2:30 pm EDT – I expect a correction, not a crash in the markets during 2014 as the froth comes out of stocks that have soared too much, while others that fell come back More 

2 REITs Worth Considering for 2014: WPC, VNQ

Jan. 8, 2014, 2:39 pm EDT – Investors shouldn't expect another double-digit year in the markets as a whole, but you can still find yield. I like these 2 REITs for my portfolio... More 

REITs: Investing in Real Estate Without the Hassle

Jan. 7, 2014, 8:01 am EDT – REITs have followed the bond market down. At some point soon, though, I believe investors will wake up and realize that REITs aren’t bonds. More 

Try Preferred Stock for Protection

Jan. 6, 2014, 5:00 pm EDT – Preferred stock can offer a higher yield and more security than traditional fixed-income investments. More 

It’s Asia’s Turn to Shine In 2014

Dec. 31, 2013, 2:03 pm EDT – Look to Asian markets in 2014 as a place for strong investment, and in particular look to Jardine Matheson Holdings as a possible 2014 buy More 

A Market Lesson from the Frog and the Ox

Dec. 30, 2013, 1:50 pm EDT – I'm focused on solid high-yielding preferred securities heading into 2014, as I don't want to get burned when the market pops. Here a few of my favorites More 

2 MLP Funds For Your Retirement Planning Portfolio

Dec. 20, 2013, 2:27 pm EDT – The rules around holding MLPs in a Roth IRA are pretty cut and dried; instead, look to MLP funds, and in particular these two, for your retirement portfolio More 

Preferred Stocks Stand Out as the Taper Tiger is Tamed

Dec. 11, 2013, 9:59 am EDT – The short end of the yield curve is now set at a near-zero level, so now is the time to take longer term bets. I still like preferred stock plays... More