Jim laments Cisco System's mystifying decision to terminate its wildly-successful flip video mini-camcorder business. Has CEO John Chambers lost his mind? 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.
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's 1957 philosophical masterpiece on individual freedom, has finally made it to the silver screen 54 years after the novel's publication. Jim says the movie was worth the wait and is very timely given the current state of U.S. political affairs. Read More
Why is Google spending so much time on alternative energy? Jim thinks Google should spend more time on its core business. Read More
If you are sick and tired of the insanity coming out of Washington regarding energy and environmental policy, take a minute to consider the reasonable policy recommendations of Exelon CEO John Rowe. Sometimes the best solutions are staring us right in the face. Read More
A $39 billion merger in the wireless phone market would help AT&T, but it might be bad for consumers. Read More
Emerging market stocks (especially in Asia) promise the best investment returns. Yiannis Mostrous' Global Investment Strategist can help you participate profitably in this exciting, high-growth asset class. Read More