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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

What Are the Factors That Will Drive Fourth Quarter Moves in the Markets?

When things are going well it is always difficult to see an inflection point.

A Very Dysfunctional Fed

These people have no idea what is happening with the U.S. economy. It is that simple.

The Global Economy Is Heading for a Pronounced Slowdown

If there is indeed a global credit crunch on the horizon, sovereign bonds are the only safe haven.

The Fed's Doctor Captain Obvious

John Williams is in charge of a balance sheet that last week totaled a cool $3.553 trillion dollars.

If Trade Becomes a Negative, Look Out Below for U.S.-Listed Chinese Stocks

A report indicated that Trump Administration officials are seeking ways to limit capital flows from U.S. investors into China.

2 Interesting Stock Ideas: McDermott and NIO

There is always a repository of trading ideas that are foisted upon the stock market by the options market.

Things Could Get Real Ugly in October

This market is ready for another bout of volatility as we head into October, a month notorious for its routs.

Powell and the Fed: Send in the Clowns

The Fed Chair's statement is such a mass of self-contradiction and obfuscation that it is no wonder his colleagues are deserting him.

So, Everything's Good Again? Sorry, That's Just Not True

Here's the way you have to approach this market.

Are We Approaching a Minsky Moment?

A Minsky moment is when excessive speculation leads to excessive demand for credit and excessive leverage.

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