Jim Fink is chief investment strategist for Jim Fink’s Options for Income and Roadrunner Stocks. He has traded options for more than 20 years and generated personal profits of more than $5 million. Jim also serves as an investment analyst at Investing Daily’s flagship investing publication, Personal Finance.
Hopelessly overeducated, Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a law degree from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. For good measure, he has been a member of the Illinois and D.C. bars and is a CFA charterholder.
Prior to joining Investing Daily, and when not incurring student loans hiding out in academe, Jim practiced telecommunications regulatory law for nine years until he realized that he made more money trading stock options than writing briefs. After attending business school, Jim switched gears to the investment realm full-time, working for a university endowment, a private wealth management firm, an insurance and financial planning company, and as a Senior Analyst for an online investment newsletter service that encourages the wearing of funny hats.
A possible but unlikely descendant of legendary brawler and boatman Mike Fink, Jim defies his heritage, believing that investing success requires patience and analysis, not swashbuckling bravado. Besides his passion for analyzing and writing about stocks, Jim likes to hike in the desert Southwest, vacation in Las Vegas, play tennis, and feed his toddler son Cheerios.
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Companies with predictable earnings have historically outperformed because investors value stability and are willing to pay for it. Fortunately, predictable companies are also easier to value accurately using snapshot earnings multiples, but it only works if one spends the time analyzing the income statement and isolating core earnings from reported earnings. Ignoring the anchoring bias of current market prices is the key to value-investing success.
Determining the value of a stock is important to successful investing. However, for growth investors, a stock’s present value is based on an accurate forecast of future earnings, which is no easy task. Which is better: the false certainty of a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis or the admitted inaccuracy of a snapshot earnings multiple?
New research concludes that investors can benefit from the January Effect without dumpster diving in microcaps or companies with scary price declines. Jim offers up some ideas to take advantage of the phenomenon.
Baseball and investing have much more in common than you might think.
Investors with a long-term perspective and a goal of building wealth have a completely different perspective on bear markets than traders.
“If I had $10,000 to invest, I would focus on smaller companies, because there would be a greater chance that something was overlooked in that arena.” —Warren Buffett Here are just three reasons why you need to hold top-flight small-cap stocks right now: Higher returns: If you had invested in small-cap value stocks instead of large-cap growth […]
Sick and tired of the “doom and gloomers?” If investors were to implement the Ivy timing system, these chicken littles would go out of business in a flash.
The current bull market in stocks is like an ocean that raises all boats — even boats that are likely to sink. Avoiding such fair-weather investments is the key to investment success and the Roadrunner Stocks Safety Rating can help lead the way.
Understanding a company’s balance sheet provides an investor with two separate, but equally valuable, pieces of information: (1) stock valuation; and (2) risk of bankruptcy.
Jim critiques James Montier’s list of investment principles. For the most part, they’re right on the money.