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.
Although Warren Buffett’s reputation as one of the all-time greatest stock market investors seems beyond reproach, in recent years there have been whispers on Wall Street that the “Oracle of Omaha” has lost his magic touch. Now 86 years old, Buffett adheres to a buy-and-hold approach to beating the stock… Read More
To beat the stock market, you have to stay in the game. Even when it looks as if you’re badly losing. This month’s winning Super Bowl performance by the New England Patriots mimicked last year’s stock market behavior. After falling far behind in the first quarter, they both came roaring… Read More
You need to start thinking differently if you want to survive the next downturn. Since Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, the stock market has signaled its approval by racking up a year’s worth of gains of 9.8% for the S&P 500. At the same time, its mid-cap cousin, the… Read More
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory ignited an equally unexpected surge in the stock market. Since the date of the election, the S&P 500 Index rose nearly 2% over the next six trading days. That put it back to where it was in early September when most political pollsters thought Hillary Clinton… Read More
The first time I voted in a U.S. presidential election was 1980, as a 21-year-old college senior. The choice then, as now, was between a conservative who earned his fame in the entertainment industry versus a dyed-in-the-wool liberal that previously occupied a governor’s mansion in the South. As we all know,… Read More
Over the past three months shares of Best Buy (BBY) gained 25% while the S&P 500 Index declined by nearly 2%. The biggest part of that jump occurred on Aug. 23, the day after Best Buy announced better-than-expected quarterly earnings. And over the past three days it has tacked on… Read More