Emerging-market investors focusing on Chinese companies that export to the West are looking in the wrong place -- if outsized capital gains are the objective. Read More
Jim Fink is chief investment strategist for Jim Fink's Options for Income and Velocity Trader. 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.
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.
Stock market history provides a surprising answer to the question of whether the S&P 500 index will continue falling after five consecutive weeks of decline. But high-yield income investors shouldn't care what the answer is as long as they reinvest their dividends. Read More
Crude oil prices have been very volatile so far in 2011, but the trend is now firmly up. Read More
Jim argues that a huge IPO price pop is a sign of failure, not success. Long-term investors in LinkedIn should be very angry at both the investment banks involved and LinkedIn's corporate executives. Read More
Chris Ryon of the Thornburg Funds describes the values to be found in tax-free municipal bonds. Investor fears of government defaults are -- for the most part -- overblown. Read More
May 1st is only three days away and that brings to the fore the old Wall Street adage "Sell in May and Go Away." But the summer stock market can actually be quite profitable if you know which industry sectors to avoid. Read More