With the Nasdaq finally hitting a new all-time high, the risk appetite of investors is high and small caps will continue to outperform. A likely interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve sometime in 2015 will not stop the small-cap juggernaut from moving to higher highs. 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.
Potable water is a global problem and the California drought will require substantial funding by state and federal governments to develop the necessary water infrastructure. SJW Corp. is perfectly positioned to benefit from this macro trend of increased water spending. Read More
In the February issue of Roadrunner Stocks, two new BUY recommendations and two SELL recommendations have been issued. 1. The Value Portfolio is adding private mortgage insurer NMI Holdings (NMIH) and selling agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO Corp. (AGCO).2. The Momentum Portfolio is adding network equipment company… Read More
The housing market is strengthening and that means more mortgage originations and more borrowers needing mortgage insurance. Smart hedge-fund investors and corporate insiders are jumping on board this stock at a rock-bottom valuation. Read More
In the January issue of Roadrunner Stocks, two new BUY recommendations and two SELL recommendations have been issued. 1. The Value Portfolio is adding logic-chip semiconductor manufacturer Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) and selling video connection technology company Silicon Image (SIMG).2. The Momentum Portfolio is adding skilled nursing… Read More
Semiconductor sales are primed to continue strong growth in 2015 thanks to: (1) Mobile data/4G LTE adoption in emerging markets; (2) Improved PC sales; (3) Cloud/data center build-outs; and (4) new markets such as Internet-of-things and wearable computing. At the center of this mega-trend is a logic-chip company called Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC). Read More
Investor fears that a down January would spur a market correction have disappeared now that stock indices have hit new all-time highs. U.S. small-cap stocks have broken out to the upside and are the place to be during the final leg of this six-year bull market. Read More