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.
Financial advisors are usually referring to buying stocks and ETFs that have relatively high covariances in performance with the S&P 500.
If you are investing in individual stocks you have to do individual research. It's that simple.
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.
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.
I am increasingly convinced the only way to generate sustainable trading profits is to wait until the market overreacts and take the opposite side.
Before you fall in love with any individual stock, you should repeat Marty Zweig's mantra: Don't fight the Fed!
I am sharing my list in the spirit of Festivus.
Evidence has been mounting even among the tech giants that stock valuations should be lower based on companies' diminishing growth prospects.
The smart way to panic is to remove any trace of financial systemic risk from your portfolio.
This tech rout is real and the dollar amounts of shareholder value that have been destroyed are spectacular.
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