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

Bentonville Delivers and Walmart Stock Recovers…For Now (WMT)

Nov. 18, 2015, 11:30 am EDT – Walmart delivered good news to investors with earnings and comparable store sales ahead of estimates. But WMT still has a way to go to recover More 

Don’t Believe the Hype: VLKAY Is a Smart Buy

Nov. 13, 2015, 12:09 pm EDT – Despite recent scandals about VLKAY diesel emissions, Volkswagen stock is oversold and under-loved. More 

How the Stench of Deflation Fouls the Market Air

Nov. 13, 2015, 10:30 am EDT – Deciding how the economy will react to an expected rate hike is difficult. Here's how we can invest while waiting for the Fed's details More 

Heed This Investment Lesson: Be Smart, Diversify

Nov. 10, 2015, 11:45 am EDT – Bill Ackman's biggest mistake in Valiant Pharmaceuticals is a lesson all investors can use in their own circumstances More 

XOM Stock: ExxonMobil Revives after Recent Selloff

Nov. 6, 2015, 12:21 pm EDT – The oil giant has moved quickly off its recent lows to a more reasonable level for a strong, well-managed company. More 

Markets Back In Familiar Territory

Nov. 4, 2015, 11:45 am EDT – Despite continued problems in China and slow economic news, markets continue to roll along, headed back towards a record high More 

Merck: The Smart Way to Buy Into Healthcare (MRK)

Nov. 2, 2015, 12:40 pm EDT – Merck is the very definition of big pharma – and solid growth, especially through good use of M&A. More 

Time to Update Microsoft, GE and More (MSFT, GE, DUK, PNY, ABBV)

Oct. 28, 2015, 2:15 pm EDT – Markets continue to reward stocks with strong earnings, and in some cases those making news. Here's an update on 5 stocks from both sides More 

INGN: A Breath of Fresh Air

Oct. 23, 2015, 11:22 am EDT – This niche player has cornered the market in an important healthcare sector. More 

Wally’s Stunner Is No Reason to Leave Wal-Mart Stock (WMT)

Oct. 22, 2015, 11:30 am EDT – WMT's recent earnings disappointment and forecast caught many by surprise, but Wal-Mart stock is still a long-term buy More