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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

To Find Value in These Markets Look Beyond Big Tech

The macro may rule the micro, but actually knowing how to analyze a micro situation saves all sorts of tears.

Small-Cap Fund Managers Select 12 Stocks as Their Top Picks

For the smartest guys in the room transparency was a virtue at the LD Micro conference in Los Angeles.

I'm Looking at Small and Mid-Cap Names Lost in the Shuffle This Year

At the LD Micro Conference this week, I'll know which companies are real and really investable, and which ones are not.

Inflation Is My Investing Theme and Oy, This Chart Shows Why

Until the world's central bankers get a handle on inflation, that dynamic will not change. As Jackie Mason would have said, "Oy...don't hold your breath!"

There's More Than One Way to Invest and Hero-Worship Isn't One of Them

Valuing a business like Tesla is much more subjective than actually building one.

Mr. Market and Mr. Bond Market Are Really Angry and Here's Why

All this volatility does is take investors' eyes off the bigger picture. They are losing money.

In This Market Nobody Knows Anything

This is when bonds and not stocks have become the lesser of two evils.

Investors Simply Have to Adjust Their Worldviews

What I'm talking about here are the folks that matter, the people who actually invest the money.

Twitter Is in the Wrong, and Musk Must Make That Case. Big Time.

A deeply disturbing Reuters report unearths a problem with Twitter that cannot be ignored. We must all take a stand.

I'm FLOAT-ing a New Model Portfolio

Made up of floating-rate preferred stocks, my newest effort should have success that's more than 'transitory.'

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