Timothy Collins

Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started Collins Capital Advisors in 2007, which has evolved into TangleTrade Management, LLC. Currently, he operates Retro Wall Street, a site focused on education, trader mentoring and humor. You'll find him spending his days in the Retro Wall Street chat room.

 

Prior to joining his first firm, American Express Financial Advisors, in 1999, Collins worked as a staff accountant for United Information Systems in Bethesda, Md. He has also worked as a financial analyst for Securities Pricing and Research in Annapolis, Md. Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize.

Recent Articles By The Author

In Muddled Market, Here's a Way to 'Game' the System

In Muddled Market, Here's a Way to 'Game' the System

Consider this strategy for the recently public esports name DouYu, the largest live-streaming, game-centric platform for esports on mobile devices and other computers.

Johnson & Johnson's Fine May Be the Pin Prick That Keeps Bleeding

Johnson & Johnson's Fine May Be the Pin Prick That Keeps Bleeding

By failing to settle like Purdue Pharma, JNJ is taking a risky gamble that could open itself up to many more state court battles and penalties.

Match Group Offers Plenty of Options

Match Group Offers Plenty of Options

But buying a straddle might be your best one, here's the game plan.

Otezla Price Under Microscope -- but Look Closely and It Checks Out

Otezla Price Under Microscope -- but Look Closely and It Checks Out

Sure, Celgene, in its tie-up with Bristol-Myers Squibb, had to sell to meet merger requirements, but look at the future pay off for Amgen.

Stop and Give Some Thought to Your Actions Before Taking Them

Stop and Give Some Thought to Your Actions Before Taking Them

If you see something you love, then take a nibble, but big bites aren't on the menu for me today.

What's Not to Love About Salesforce?

What's Not to Love About Salesforce?

But this wasn't the blow out quarter the headlines would have you believe.

A Stitch Fix Setup for All Shapes and Sizes

A Stitch Fix Setup for All Shapes and Sizes

Stitch Fix has surpassed earnings expectations every quarter since coming public.

Nordstrom's Rise May Not Be Over: Here's What Needs to Happen Now

Nordstrom's Rise May Not Be Over: Here's What Needs to Happen Now

It wasn't a pickup in business that fueled the beat, it was a demonstration of fiscal management.

Rolling the Dice With iQIYI

Rolling the Dice With iQIYI

I like the idea of a combination short put with long call spread here.

Look at the Numbers to Find the Missed 'Target'

Look at the Numbers to Find the Missed 'Target'

The retailer's second quarter came in incredibly strong, but the math shows the headline guidance doesn't quite add up -- that's partly why I'm cutting in half my position.