Jim Pearce is the Chief Investment Strategist of Personal Finance, our flagship publication, and serves as Director of the Investing Daily Wealth Society. He is also the Director of Research at Investing Daily, overseeing the work of our entire analyst team. 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 has a BA in Business Management from The College of William & Mary, and a CFP from the College for Financial Planning.
The beauty of event-driven trading is that you don’t have to be in a stock very long, nor do you have to commit a lot of money to it, to generate huge profits. The stock market’s reaction to these sorts of events is usually swift and severe, and leveraged investments such as options can be used to magnify the change in value of the underlying stock. Read More
There will always be more news, both good and bad, as evidenced by this week's escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Hopefully, the two sides can resolve their differences without resorting to war. But if they cannot, then the financial markets will surely react to the possibility of a regional conflict including China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. Read More
The problem with betting big on future profits is that they don't always happen, a lesson dot.com investors learned the hard way sixteen years ago when that market imploded. I don't expect all the FANG stocks to follow suit, but I do believe that some of them will experience a severe downward price adjustment in their share prices when future profits become more definable. Read More