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

Illumina, One of My Short Stock Candidates, Shows Mediocre Growth

Illumina, One of My Short Stock Candidates, Shows Mediocre Growth

ILMN shares were down about 15% in Friday trading after they pre-announced a revenue miss for its second quarter.

Coming Up Short? Here Are Some Stocks to Consider

Coming Up Short? Here Are Some Stocks to Consider

To effectively generate profits, a trader must pick several companies in a sector and short the whole bunch.

The Reaction to the Jobs Report Is More Important Than the Hard News

The Reaction to the Jobs Report Is More Important Than the Hard News

Next week I will be shorting stocks. A lot of them. I cannot wait.

Ace Economist Andrew Hunt on Why Markets Were So Buoyant in June

Ace Economist Andrew Hunt on Why Markets Were So Buoyant in June

Hunt watches a set of somewhat obscure financial indicators that have strong correlation with the performance of global equity markets.

The Circus Is Coming to Osaka, but Will It Play Out on Wall Street?

The Circus Is Coming to Osaka, but Will It Play Out on Wall Street?

When loud-mouth politicians stay out of the markets, it is just entertainment, but there's nothing funny about trade wars and Middle East conflict.

As Iran Conflict Brews, Set Sights on Raytheon and Northrop Grumman

As Iran Conflict Brews, Set Sights on Raytheon and Northrop Grumman

While perhaps not good long-term holds at these prices, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman may be good trades.

'Goga' Stocks Part 2: Throw A Line Overseas to Net Big Yields

'Goga' Stocks Part 2: Throw A Line Overseas to Net Big Yields

There is a universe of high-yielding names outside the U.S. with which you are probably not familiar -- here are two attractive non-U.S. companies to consider investing in.

Stocks to Go 'Goga' Over

Stocks to Go 'Goga' Over

Here are some picks from my 'Goga Stocks,' so named from The Republic of Georgia's Goga Bitadze -- you'll see what I mean...

Time to Get Back to What I Do Best: Shorting Stocks

Time to Get Back to What I Do Best: Shorting Stocks

After a five-year hiatus I'm ready to start throwing whammies in several directions.

Blues' Stunning Victory Holds Cupful of Big Investment Lessons

Blues' Stunning Victory Holds Cupful of Big Investment Lessons

Watching St. Louis top Boston on Wednesday proves key characteristics good investing: Don't give up, look for gems, and fear not management changes.