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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 ETF Investing 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.

Content from Jim Woods

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Financial Diversification in One Bank ETF

The SPDR S&P 500 Bank Fund ETF (KBE) combines two different ideas into one solution — a focus on well-known names as well as exposure beyond the typical large-cap stocks, explains Jim Woods,…

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New ETF Sees Dollars in Drones

The exchange-traded fund PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF (IFLY) focuses on the emerging commercial drone market, suggests fund expert Jim Woods, editor of Successful ETF Investing. IFLY inve…

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Vanguard Short-Term Bond: Safe Income

Our featured exchange-traded fund is Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV), a safe go-to investment for sustainable income, reports Jim Woods' Weekly ETF Report. As its name implies, BSV tracks shor…

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LQD: Big, Blue Chip Bonds

The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) is a large bond that traditionally offers investors more stable returns than many funds that also focus on non-U.S. government bonds, n…

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Stocks vs. Bonds: "Something's got to Give"

The market so far in 2017 has been surprising, and not just because of the spike to record highs we saw over the first two months of the year, explains Jim Woods, editor of Successful ETF Investing.…

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Bonds: Defying Wisdom

Investment-grade bonds have been surprisingly strong performers this year in defiance of conventional wisdom, Jim Woods in his Weekly ETF Report. One way to take advantage of rising bond prices i…

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A Duo of IPO-Focused ETFs

I love capitalism, free minds and free markets; in fact, I’m a proud extremist and an ardent advocate for these principles because, to the extent they exist, you’ll find a flourishing ec…