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

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

May. 5, 2016, 10:00 am EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – In a market like this one, the solid, dependable returns of Waste Management stock make WM a sweet-smelling pick. More 

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Is About to Steamroll the Competition

Mar. 10, 2016, 12:35 pm EST – Good news for AbbVie (ABBV) shareholders: The pharmaceutical company just entered the Hepatitis C. market, while reinforcing its position in the psoriasis area. Given ABBV's knack for churning out blockbusters, these new additions are likely to be hits. More 

Apple Inc. – Apple Stock (AAPL) Springs Forward Despite Criticism

Mar. 3, 2016, 6:00 am EST – Pundits have pointed out glaring weaknesses in Apple stock for some time now, but as a company, Apple Inc. is far from out of exciting ideas. More