Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started TangleTrade Management, LLC in 2009 and Retro Wall Street in 2013 (www.retrowallstreet.com).Expand

Collins lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife and three children. A frequent contributor to CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize (Top Graduating Male).Collapse

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