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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

Don't Be Lured Into the Nasdaq Trap

Here's why I'm avoid tech stocks and snapping up preferreds.

Here's Why I'll Have the Last Laugh in This Market

Let's take a journey through time, starting with April Fool's Day, 2021, and see where we've come, and how I've been handling it.

Exploit 'March Madness' and Profit From Zions Bank's Preferred Stock

Do the math. Markets fluctuate, but calculus never does.

Taking Advantage of the Hysterics and Betting on These 3 Stocks

All three are preferred stocks that currently have floating-rate features.

Here's One Thing You Can Bank On: A Tough Lesson for This Generation

The 1980s has savings and loans, the '90s have long-term capital management, and the 2000s had Enron and Lehman and now we have Silicon Valley Bank.

GM Is Not Running on a Full Tank

As the American auto icon offers thousands of workers a path to the door, let's see the 'shocking' error of the car and truck maker.

While Everyone Is Busy Chatting With AI, I'm Chatting With Real Execs

The stock market says it's a bad time to run an emerging company, but it is far from a fire sale moment in small stocks. Here's what I learned from good management teams of three companies.

Once an Electric Car Rockstar, Tesla's Quickly Losing Its Spark

The much-hyped investor day has turned out to be a lot of ... hype.

Debunk This: The Very Real Demand for Oil

Let's look at the real prices for Brent and why I would never, ever sell Exxon or Chevron.

This One Is for Investors Who Aren't Suffering From Inflation Denial

Food prices and energy are on an obvious path. But if you can't beat inflation, you might as well trade on it. Here's how.

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