Jim Fink

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.

Analyst Articles

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

Roadrunner "best-buy" Stepan Co. finally vindicates value investors with a one-day 13% stock surge. GIII Apparel and Sanderson Farms are perfect examples of strong momentum and deep value, respectively.  GIII is a strong hold and Sanderson is a strong buy. 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

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

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