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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

Rugged Individualism Is What You Need Here

There's no need to own stocks as a group and no need to crowd into widely-owned individual names.

After a 3-Day Move Higher, I Think the Market Is Back to Being Overvalued

Yes, the stimulus that now seems sure to pass Congress and receive the president's signature will be beneficial for the U.S. economy.

Corporate Bonds and Preferred Stocks Are Looking Appetizing

Panic always creates trading opportunities, and right now those opportunities lie in corporate bonds and preferred stocks.

Anything That Hampers Price Discovery Makes Selloffs More Intense

Reallocating your portfolio to reflect the new reality impacting the global economy isn't panicking.

In the Time of Covid-19, It's Risk-Off!

I haven't seen anything in the past three weeks that I haven't seen before, but I just can't model this reaction to Covid-19, so I can't call a bottom.

Bad Monetary Policy, Recessions, Crises, Market Corrections, and Crashes

From shrinking the balance sheet to growing it. From raising rates to cutting them. The Fed has no ability to effect such change now, and thus my complete and utter disdain for the imminent rate cut.

Welcome to the Jungle: To Reach Investing Paradise, Ya Gotta Keep Pushing

It's no illusion, you need a little patience and pushing to be that one in a million investor.

Don't Be in Any Hurry to Jump Into Equities

It wouldn't be surprising to see the S&P 500 slide back to levels of late 2018 if not lower based on the current economic state of the world.

Small-Time Investors, This Is Your Chance

Individual investors can act far more quickly than the big boys in reallocating assets.

Pay Attention to the Bond Market and You Won't Get Burned

Sentiment on U.S. stocks has changed, and you need to plan accordingly.

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