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

Last week the tech sector saw two of its biggest names report disapointing financial results, casting a long shadow over the entire market.  And yesterday's sighting of Punxsutawney Phil's shadow foretold six more weeks of winter, about the same time earnings season will be over and our portfolio recommendations should be bathed in the light of greater clarity. Read More

A lot of tech stocks report earnings in the days to come, and by this time next month the investing landscape could look very different.  If you haven't placed your bets yet, now might be a good time to do so. Read More

A lot of tech stocks report earnings in the days to come, and by this time next month the investing landscape could look very different.  If you haven't placed your bets yet, now might be a good time to do so. Read More

Will the announcement of Microsoft's next CEO push the stock higher or lower?  We think ultimately there is only one way out for the company, and once that becomes apparent to the rest of the world the stock should shake out of its doldrums. Read More

A lot of fortunes were made as a result of construction of the National Highway System by farsighted entreprunuers who recognized the enormous increase in demand for food, gas and shelter for its travelers that it would create.  Its too late to capitalize on those 20th century success stories, but you can still cash in on the next generation of tech companies that have set up shop along the offramps of the Information Superhighway. Read More

Only one long (buy) recommendation is currently below its limit in our Equity Trades Portfolio, but we have three short (sell) recommendations that are ready to go right now.  For more buy recommendations from our Investments Portfolio please refer to the Portfolio Update from last week's issue of Smart Tech 50 Weekly Movers. Read More

Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN) avoided a potential labor crisis when employees in a Delaware warehouse facility voted down union representation.  It is the first time Amazon workers had ever held a union election, and if approved might have set an inflammatory precedent in company facilities around the country.  And earlier this… Read More

A lot of fortunes were made as a result of construction of the National Highway System by farsighted entreprunuers who recognized the enormous increase in demand for food, gas and shelter for its travelers that it would create.  Its too late to capitalize on those 20th century success stories, but you can still cash in on the next generation of tech companies that have set up shop along the offramps of the Information Superhighway. Read More