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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

I'm Certainly No Political Analyst, but I Can Read the Tea Leaves

I look forward to an August of heightened volatility, just as we saw in May and December.

The Fed Is About to Kill Off the 11-Year-Old Bull Market

The central bank's easy money fueled the past decade's gains on Wall Street, but the good times are coming to an end.

How I Knew to Bet Against Tesla, Netflix and Other Stocks

Hint: I did my homework and acted when I felt I had the advantage over other market players.

Tesla and the Great Second-Quarter 'Swindle'

Elon Musk is the Malcolm McLaren of his age.

Here's How I Know What Makes Callon Petroleum Tick

In addition to the Callon preferreds, I also own Callon's 10/24 senior notes, but not the stock.

Here's 2 Very Lucrative Trades From My New Trading Venture

When stock fundamentals and stock valuations diverge, profit opportunities are created.

Illumina, One of My Short Stock Candidates, Shows Mediocre Growth

ILMN shares were down about 15% in Friday trading after they pre-announced a revenue miss for its second quarter.

Coming Up Short? Here Are Some Stocks to Consider

To effectively generate profits, a trader must pick several companies in a sector and short the whole bunch.

The Reaction to the Jobs Report Is More Important Than the Hard News

Next week I will be shorting stocks. A lot of them. I cannot wait.

Ace Economist Andrew Hunt on Why Markets Were So Buoyant in June

Hunt watches a set of somewhat obscure financial indicators that have strong correlation with the performance of global equity markets.

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