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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

While Everyone's Fired Up Over Nasdaq, Natural Gas Is What's Really Hot

Let's look at how to play this commodity, without getting burnt.

The Force Is Not With Disney Stock, and It Won't Return Anytime Soon

The Mouse House isn't going to die. It will just continue its slow-burn into irrelevance and cash-burn from the streaming wars.

This All-Short Stock Portfolio Is Very Much Alive -- Up 74% in One Year

Encompassing many sectors, all 10 portfolio names in my 'DEATH' portfolio have one thing in common: hype.

In a World Gone Crazy, GOOD and Boring Is a 'Perfect' Antidote

This is exactly the kind of buy-write candidate you want.

Don't Wait for a 'Plumber' to Fix the Financial System

The 'lender of last resort' has proven to be late and unable, so take matters into your own hands to protect your portfolio. Here's what I'm doing.

Banks Are Complex and Valley National Is No Different: Here's the Play

When it comes right down to it, I only care about Valley's balance sheet and where the preferreds sit in it.

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.

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