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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

This Energy Stock Is My Pick for 2020 -- And Here's Why

While this name may not appear like it's ready to pump up, I have some good reasons to invest in it.

Markets, the Fed, and Elon Musk's Delivery Issues

There's not going to be a systemic shock to the U.S. economy over the holidays, but the data train starts again on January 10th.

Sometimes You Gotta Have Faith

When it's difficult to get basic data on the most popular segment of the markets, there's not much more you can do... and that can make it a scary time for individual investors.

Ed Yardeni and the Inflated Earnings Estimates for 2020

Consensus estimates that show S&P earnings growing at 9.1% on revenue growth of 5.1% fundamentally ignore the changes happening in the U.S. economy.

There's Still More Upside to Squeeze Out of My On-Fire Energy Picks

These 3 stocks continue benefit from the misplaced pessimism of energy sector shorts.

Ignore Politics! Stocks Are a Terrific Investment, and Reinvest Your Dividends

Anyone who thinks that the markets won't exist in their current form in 10, 20 or 50 years just has never read any economic history.

2 Ways to Take Advantage of the Market's False Sense of Security

The complacency of too many market participants presents opportunity, including with an options play.

Think Trade War Has Hurt Equity Markets? That's Hogwash

A look at the the Baltic Dry Index, the prices of corn and soy, and other data give a clear picture of what's going on during this 'phoney' war.

The Lesson of Kroger and Its Meaning for Your Portfolio

Kroger's bottom line is much more insightful than its top line.

5 Catty Responses to the Bulls' Narrative

This year's market performance clearly indicates the bulls are winning, but their arguments may not hold in the coming year.

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