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

REITs: Investing in Real Estate Without the Hassle

Jan. 7, 2014, 8:01 am EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 EST – 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 

3 Stocks That Deliver Deep Value for Investors

Dec. 10, 2013, 8:00 am EST – Investors looking for solid long-term value in this market are advised to look at these 3 stocks. More 

2 Stong Oil-Patch MLPs to Add to Your Portfolio

Dec. 9, 2013, 4:02 pm EST – Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are a tax-advantaged way to play the market, and these two oil-patch MLPs are great opportunities to profit today More 

4 Preferred Stock Alternatives for Your Portfolio

Dec. 8, 2013, 9:00 am EST – Charts suggest that preferred stocks are a great way to play in the market today, and here are 4 that I like right now More 

RYN – Rayonier a Real Estate Play With Value

Nov. 27, 2013, 11:22 am EST – The commercial real estate market holds lots of promise after recent pullbacks, and Rayonier is a great REIT play right now. More