Jim Pearce

Jim Pearce is the Chief Investment Strategist of Personal Finance, our flagship publication, and manages two trading services, PF Pro and Mayhem Trader. He began his career as a stockbroker in 1983 and over the years has managed client investment portfolios for major banks, brokerage firms, and investment advisors. Jim earned a BA from The College of William & Mary and the CFP designation from the College of Financial Planning.

Analyst Articles

Late last year a Silicon Valley newspaper did a piece on the resurgence of Symantec (NSDQ: SYMC). At that time its stock had been on a tear; since bottoming out below $14 in the summer of 2012 the stock climbed up the charts, peaking above $26 only one year later. … Read More

Late last year a Silicon Valley newspaper did a piece on the resurgence of Symantec (NSDQ: SYMC). At that time its stock had been on a tear; since bottoming out below $14 in the summer of 2012 the stock climbed up the charts, peaking above $26 only one year later. … Read More

While Russia tries to bluff its way out of a bad hand, the rest of the world is watching which way the chips fall in China. Sooner or later everyone has to show their cards, and already we are beginning to see who is going to cash in and who will be pushed out of the game. Read More

While Russia tries to bluff its way out of a bad hand, the rest of the world is watching which way the chips fall in China. Sooner or later everyone has to show their cards, and already we are beginning to see who is going to cash in and who will be pushed out of the game. Read More

Russia is back in the news this week, but for all the wrong reasons.  The rest of the world should not catch a cold when Russia sneezes, so this week's market weakness may provide an opportunity to pick up some of our current portfolio recommendations at good prices. Read More

Russia is back in the news this week, but for all the wrong reasons.  The rest of the world should not catch a cold when Russia sneezes, so this week's market weakness may provide an opportunity to pick up some of our current portfolio recommendations at good prices. Read More

A couple of major tech acquisitions this month made headlines; in our opinion, the market got them both wrong.  One will turn out to be the building blocks of a very successful business, while the other will become an anchor around the neck of its floundering founder.  That means there is opportunity to profit from both, and we'll tell you how to do that. Read More

A lot of quarterly earnings reports and other news over the past month for the companies in our Investment Portfolio; here are the highlights:Shares of Apple, Inc. (NSDQ: AAPL) got slammed after reporting slightly better than expected earnings figures in late January, but investors panicked over weaker than anticipated… Read More

A lot of quarterly earnings reports and other news over the past month for the companies in our Investment Portfolio; here are the highlights:Shares of Apple, Inc. (NSDQ: AAPL) got slammed after reporting slightly better than expected earnings figures in late January, but investors panicked over weaker than anticipated… Read More

The past month has witnessed several major price movements in our Equity Trades Portfolio, which is not entirely surprising since this portfolio contains those stocks that we believe are due for a quick and severe change in value.  To make it easier for you to follow, we have divided them… Read More