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.
It's a process that involves harvesting gains by repeatedly writing call options against stocks steadily in decline.
Here are some of the signs I'm seeing now.
While the bond market has been offering a dose of reality, the U.S. stock market couldn't be more clueless to the heightened risk of a global financial meltdown.
I look forward to an August of heightened volatility, just as we saw in May and December.
The central bank's easy money fueled the past decade's gains on Wall Street, but the good times are coming to an end.
Hint: I did my homework and acted when I felt I had the advantage over other market players.
In addition to the Callon preferreds, I also own Callon's 10/24 senior notes, but not the stock.
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