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

U.S. Economy: Even in June, Winter Is Coming

U.S. Economy: Even in June, Winter Is Coming

Shorting individual stocks is going to be a very lucrative summer trade.

Schizophrenic Markets Require Miyagi-Like Investment Strategy

Schizophrenic Markets Require Miyagi-Like Investment Strategy

Here's how I'm trading the oil and energy markets amid the collateral damage from risk-off sentiment.

The Oracle of Omaha Is Off His Game

The Oracle of Omaha Is Off His Game

Be careful backing Buffett right now, his biggest holdings show increasing profit pressure.

My View From 38,000 Feet

My View From 38,000 Feet

Lower your exposure to equities here and completely discard stocks of companies that are not earning their cost of capital.

Here's Why I'm Not Willing to Commit New Capital to Equities

Here's Why I'm Not Willing to Commit New Capital to Equities

An inverted yield curve and a sharp decline over the last year in the yield of the benchmark 5-year Treasury note are not signs of a healthy market.

Short Self-Driving Car Stocks, It Is Way Too Early to Be Bullish

Short Self-Driving Car Stocks, It Is Way Too Early to Be Bullish

Trying to invest in disruptive technologies can disrupt your personal wealth - keep shorting Tesla and Uber.

A Slowdown in China Is Bad News for Global Equity Bulls

A Slowdown in China Is Bad News for Global Equity Bulls

With MSCI increasing the weight of domestic Chinese stocks in its global index weighting, what happens in China does not stay in China.

What's Next for Tesla as Major Investors Dump Shares?

What's Next for Tesla as Major Investors Dump Shares?

The massive plunge in TSLA shares of late indicates that Wall Street has lost faith in its ability to execute on disruptive technologies.

You Need to Follow Bond Markets to Understand Stock Markets

You Need to Follow Bond Markets to Understand Stock Markets

It's the movement along the curve and the shifting of the curve that is most important when evaluating bonds.

4 Chinese Stocks I'll Be Buying if the Shanghai Market Continues to Dive

4 Chinese Stocks I'll Be Buying if the Shanghai Market Continues to Dive

I would love to see a real implosion in the Shanghai market caused by trade tremors. Why? Because I don't own any Chinese equities and yet still believe in the country's long-term growth stories.