Massey Energy's safety record in its coal mines has been abysmal. While the West Virginia mine explosion this past Monday is a human tragedy of the highest order, it is only the latest of many accidents caused by CEO Don Blankenship's maniacal pursuit of profit at all costs. Read More
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.
Denny's breakfast business is in decline but its stock price is up big this year. What gives? Proxy fight! Read More
Investment bankers were at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis and exhibit personality traits similar to psychopaths. Jim may be a free-market advocate, but even he thinks these greedy guys need to be regulated. Read More
Canadian banks emerged from the global financial crisis relatively unscathed, resulting in significant outperformance over U.S. banks. Some smart investors think U.S. banks may finally be ready to have their day in the sun. Read More
A recent SEC filing reveals that a well-known money manager is buying an obscure restaurant company. Why? Read on for the fascinating story of Sardar Biglari, a 32-year-old Texan who wants to become the next Warren Buffett. Read More