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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

Why Running Toward the Fire Can Get You a Hot Bargain or Two

Here's what I've been buying this week. Try not get burned, and generate above-market returns.

Don't Believe the Hype: Gladstone Won't Get Caught in a 'Vornado'

Gladstone Commercial couldn't possibly be any less similar to Vornado Realty, and here's where the opportunities lies.

Sometimes the Little Guys, and the Small Stocks, Really Do Win Big

I got to see capitalism at work on Friday when LD Micro's Chris Lahiji rang the Nasdaq opening bell. On the occasion, let's think small, really small.

A Fearsome Foursome of Reasons Not to Own Tesla Stock

Be very, very careful where you source your investing advice. Not seeing the forest for the trees is both clownish and expensive.

We Are Smack Dab in the Middle of an Earnings Recession

If interest rates don't spring back, or even decline further, there are several fixed-rate preferreds I like.

Market's Closed, and Boom: This News Lands ... Oh, and That Jobs Report

Move over employment numbers, I'm glued to the news about this energy name and its preferred shares.

Tellurian Has Been a Risky Investment, It's Less So Now

It all boils down to a sale-leaseback transaction.

OPEC-Plus' Production 'Bomb' Means Oil Could Explode -- So I'm Buying

Here's how I'm playing stocks as this group of oil-producing nations -- including Russia -- says they're cutting production.

Phew! Glad to See Silicon Valley Drama Is Far Away from My Portfolios

My investments will continue to 'boringly' pay dividends every quarter -- and at floating rates -- without the SIVB headache.

Stay Away From These Types of Stocks, They're Radioactive

Here's what you're better off buying. I certainly have.

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