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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 to manage money for individuals on a fee-only, separately-managed account basis.

Previously, Collins spent 10 years as an equity 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 completed the academic requirements for the CFA designation. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Stock-Specific Ideas for the Post-Fed Era of Investing

Make sure that your portfolio is composed of sane assets for the balance of this crazy year.

The Market Is Ignoring the Fed

I think that Jerome Powell actually believes he is accomplishing something...by doing nothing.

When Planning a Blackstone Play, I Just Come Up Vacant

Investing in New York City's No. 1 residential landlord is complicated by the work-from-home economy and Fed policy.

Stocks Don't 'Always Go Up,' and This Time Is No Different

Corrections occur at various points to remedy valuation excesses and that's what we are seeing now.

What Just Happened in the Market? Let Me Explain

As the startling slide on Nasdaq continues -- despite better-than-expected jobs numbers -- let's look at what's really going on and how to position yourself.

You Still Can't Hold a Candle to Buffett

But despite my great respect for the Oracle and BRK's strong chance of a come back from 2020's setbacks, I never owned Berkshire stock. Here's why.

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Has No Appeal

This is the least favorably-positioned company I have analyzed at any time in 2020.

Seinfeld Is Wrong, the Big Apple's Biggest Threat Is Not Going Away

Real-life Jerry is just as out of touch with the working world as his character was 25 years ago.

Bond Market Returns Are Going to Be Hit

There's only so much leverage that can be used and it, like so many other things, has diminishing marginal returns.

I Don't Have Confidence in the Fed to Take the Actions Needed

When the banking system is not healthy at its core, neither is the stock market regardless of its current price level.

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