Jim Fink

Jim Fink is chief investment strategist for Options for Income, Velocity Trader, and Jim Fink's Inner Circle. He has traded options for more than 30 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.

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.

Analyst Articles

For years, institutional investors have been using a little-known trading trick to buy stocks below their current market price. In essence, they believed that (to paraphrase the late “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley) “only the little people pay retail.” Now hundreds of thousands of retail investors have discovered this simple… Read More

It’s been a pleasure to research and advise you on small-cap value and momentum stocks for the past few years, but I’m now handing the reins to my colleague, Linda McDonough.You’ll recognize Linda’s name from some stories she’s written for Roadrunner issues over the past year. She’s a Chartered Financial… Read More

In the current issue of Roadrunner Stocks, one new BUY recommendation and one SELL recommendation have been issued. The Value Portfolio is adding industrial conglomerate National Presto Industries (NPK) and selling energy service firm RPC Inc. (RES).Read More . . . Read More