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Jim Collins

Jim Collins is the Founding Partner of Portfolio Guru. Collins researches small stocks in his newsletter, MicroCap Guru, and uses income-investing principles with a contrarian bent to manage money for individuals on a fee-only, separately-managed account basis.

Previously, Collins spent 10 years as a sell-side analyst in New York and London covering the automotive sector for Lehman Brothers, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and UBS. He holds an A.B. in Economics and History from Duke University and has the CFA designation.

Collins is passionate about building wealth for individual investors. When he is not working, he can be found running, and participating in various sports. Fun fact about Collins: he has researched equities on all six inhabited continents. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

I've Got a Screenshot That Tells a Story of How Not to Invest

I don't care about playing the Wall Street game. What I do care about is investing to make money and here's how I do it.

Here's How the North American Hydrocarbon Pipeline Game Is Changing

The CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust shows that it still has a chance to become a winner.

Don't Waste Your Time Making Investment Decisions Based on Cage Matches

I'll defend the Musk vs. Zuckerberg match, but what of the inarguable statuses as 'key men' at those companies?

The Old Cliche That Stocks Follow Bonds Is as True as Ever

Let's see how the bond market really can't be too bearish or too sensitive to fears of inflation, and how it can tell us a lot about the stock market -- if you pay attention.

If You Owned These 2 EV Stocks, You Were Conned!

The lack of cynicism in bubble years is so predictable... and so expensive.

As Moody's Downgrades Regional Banks, We're Sticking With Our Preferreds

Individual bank management actions are important, and I don't think that was captured in the broad brushstrokes of Moody's note.

Tesla Hoists a Huge Red Flag

CFO's don't announce their resignations mid-quarter for no reason.

Here's Why Exxon and Chevron Shares Keep Rising

And why we keep reaping the benefits in our portfolios.

We're Lifting the Veil of This Internal Fund

This is a molten lava-flowing volcano of periodic cash payment and preferreds that are trading at substantial discounts to par.

In a Market Where 'Risk Doesn't Exist Anymore' Here's How You Keep Pace

As a wise man once said, valuation is in the eye of the beholder.

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