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

3 Dividend Growth Stocks to Trump the Fed

Apr. 2, 2015, 12:45 pm EDT – For real protection against rising rates, you need stocks that not only hold out the prospect of ample “pay hikes” in years to come but also throw off a generous yield up front. More 

2 Dividend-Payers to Buy in the Tech Space

Apr. 1, 2015, 10:15 am EDT – Buy high-quality dividend stocks that have been knocked down by the dollar's extreme strength like Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC). More 

Play Energy With FMO for Its 7.2% Dividend Yield

Mar. 25, 2015, 10:37 am EDT – The rally from the Fed's announcements last week should continue depending on the behavior of the energy sector -- a drag on the market so far this year. More 

3 Dividend Stocks You Want in Your Corner

Mar. 20, 2015, 2:49 pm EDT – If it turns out the economy can't stand even a quarter-point (or eighth-point) increase in lending rates, the Fed can always backtrack. More 

3 Dividend Stocks You Want in Your Corner

Mar. 18, 2015, 10:03 am EDT – If it turns out the economy can't stand even a quarter-point (or eighth-point) increase in lending rates, the Fed can always backtrack. More 

Buy Dividend Stocks During the Market’s Timeout

Mar. 13, 2015, 2:16 pm EDT – The major uptrend, dating from Mar. 9, 2009, is still intact, and so far, I've detected no evidence that would point to a big downturn in the offing. More 

Buy Dividend Stocks During the Market’s Timeout

Mar. 11, 2015, 10:32 am EDT – The major uptrend, dating from Mar. 9, 2009, is still intact, and so far, I've detected no evidence that would point to a big downturn in the offing. More 

Utilities: What to Do With Stocks You Love

Mar. 4, 2015, 1:51 pm EDT – Historically, utility stocks have offered significantly higher dividend yields than most other sectors of the stock market. More 

The Best Ways to Play Oil Right Now

Mar. 4, 2015, 12:40 pm EDT – Even though my baseline scenario calls for a gradual rise in oil prices, I recognize that events could take a different turn. More 

Here’s How to Play Utilities for Dividends

Mar. 4, 2015, 9:30 am EDT – I definitely prefer utility stocks over most high-grade bonds because utility stocks, by contrast, can sweeten their dividends over time. More