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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

Big Tech Is Great, Until Your Phone Is Swiped in Brazil

Having my smartphone in the wrong hands made me see how the technology (and the banks) to which we're so addicted works and doesn't, first hand.

Natural Gas Trades Are on the 'BOIL'

Here's how I'd play this commodity right now as it holds arbitrage opportunities.

With CorEnergy, I'm Gonna Make a Ruling Right Here

Now is when tactics replace strategy.

Holy Fed, Batman! FAANG Has a Major Toothache!

Here's why the markets are sounding a lot like the campy 'Batman' show -- and how to make sure you don't succumb to the market's Joker.

I'm On the Other Side of the Natural Gas Speculation: Try These 3 ETFs

Natgas is so full of classic bear traps but consider these ETFs based on their individual risk tolerances.

Why Is Today the Big Day? Dividends

The Fed has once again unwittingly unleashed the power of compounding.

With a Third Fed Hike Possible, Let's Take a Walk on the WYLD Side

We're pretty certain what will happen at the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. But what's ahead, and where should you be putting your cash?

Chevron Is Not Only Greasing the Wheels, It's Turbocharging Them

Let's look at why CVX's buyback news is a big deal for investors.

Tech Is Back? Please, Stop Clowning Around And Watch the Swinging Axe

Just because Netflix added more subscribers than expected does not mean Big Tech is turning around -- and here's my answer to anyone who says it is.

Markets Exist Because People Disagree: I'll Be on the Other Side

The new 'inflation is peaking' narrative is based, really, on one factor in the government's price calculations.

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