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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

Here's Why I'm Not Willing to Commit New Capital to Equities

An inverted yield curve and a sharp decline over the last year in the yield of the benchmark 5-year Treasury note are not signs of a healthy market.

Short Self-Driving Car Stocks, It Is Way Too Early to Be Bullish

Trying to invest in disruptive technologies can disrupt your personal wealth - keep shorting Tesla and Uber.

A Slowdown in China Is Bad News for Global Equity Bulls

With MSCI increasing the weight of domestic Chinese stocks in its global index weighting, what happens in China does not stay in China.

What's Next for Tesla as Major Investors Dump Shares?

The massive plunge in TSLA shares of late indicates that Wall Street has lost faith in its ability to execute on disruptive technologies.

You Need to Follow Bond Markets to Understand Stock Markets

It's the movement along the curve and the shifting of the curve that is most important when evaluating bonds.

4 Chinese Stocks I'll Be Buying if the Shanghai Market Continues to Dive

I would love to see a real implosion in the Shanghai market caused by trade tremors. Why? Because I don't own any Chinese equities and yet still believe in the country's long-term growth stories.

Why Isn't Musk's Monstrosity Self-Funding?

Ignore the Musk-mania in the media and focus on the numbers with Tesla.

The Fed Is Data Dependent and the Stock Market Is Fed Dependent

The academic argument for the Fed to cut rates based on recent data is nonexistent.

I Just Don't Think Wall Street Believes in Elon Musk Any More

Without the backing of Tesla's sell-side analysts there is no support for the company, not just the stock.

Here's My Rant About Tesla (More to Come)

The devil is in the details, and now that I have sufficient time to review Tesla's numbers a few points jump out.

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