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. 

Recent Articles By The Author

It's Important That Average Investors Understand Beta and What It Measures

It's Important That Average Investors Understand Beta and What It Measures

Financial advisors are usually referring to buying stocks and ETFs that have relatively high covariances in performance with the S&P 500.

The Read-Through Is a Superficial Analysis of Market Sectors

The Read-Through Is a Superficial Analysis of Market Sectors

If you are investing in individual stocks you have to do individual research. It's that simple.

A Good Day to Be Mary Barra, but It's Been a Bad Year to Be a GM Shareholder

A Good Day to Be Mary Barra, but It's Been a Bad Year to Be a GM Shareholder

If Barra is willing to be as bold with the company's balance sheet as with its corporate strategy, GM shares could be the ultimate value play.

Drilling Down Into Macy's Results

Drilling Down Into Macy's Results

One of the reasons I have never invested in retail stocks is the heavy use of buzzwords to obfuscate financial performance as opposed to real metrics.

How to Play the Opposite of Conventional Wisdom on Capital Markets

How to Play the Opposite of Conventional Wisdom on Capital Markets

I am increasingly convinced the only way to generate sustainable trading profits is to wait until the market overreacts and take the opposite side.

This Is Not the Time to Be Initiating New Positions in Equities

This Is Not the Time to Be Initiating New Positions in Equities

Before you fall in love with any individual stock, you should repeat Marty Zweig's mantra: Don't fight the Fed!

Here Is My List of Grievances With the Stock Market Heading Into 2019

Here Is My List of Grievances With the Stock Market Heading Into 2019

I am sharing my list in the spirit of Festivus.

Don't Be Fooled, Folks; the Direction of This Market Is Down

Don't Be Fooled, Folks; the Direction of This Market Is Down

Evidence has been mounting even among the tech giants that stock valuations should be lower based on companies' diminishing growth prospects.

Here's How to Panic in a Very Smart Way

Here's How to Panic in a Very Smart Way

The smart way to panic is to remove any trace of financial systemic risk from your portfolio.

The FAANG Stocks Have Been Truly Defanged

The FAANG Stocks Have Been Truly Defanged

This tech rout is real and the dollar amounts of shareholder value that have been destroyed are spectacular.