Jim Woods is a 20-plus-year veteran of the markets with varied experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, financial writer, author, and newsletter editor. He is the editor of Successful Investing, Intelligence Report, and Weekly ETF Report. His books include co-authoring, Billion Dollar Green: Profit from the Eco Revolution, and The Wealth Shield: How to Invest and Protect Your Money from Another Stock Market Crash, Financial Crisis or Global Economic Collapse. Mr. Woods formerly worked with Investor's Business Daily founder William J. O'Neil, helping to author training courses in the CANSLIM stock-picking methodology. In the five-year period from 2009 to 2014, the independent firm TipRanks ranked him the No. 4 financial blogger in the world (out of more than 9,000). TipRanks calculates that during that period, he made 378 successful recommendations out of 506 total, earning a success rate of 75% and a +16.3% average return per recommendation.