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Jim Pearce

Jim Pearce is the Chief Investment Strategist of Personal Finance, our flagship publication. 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.

Analyst Articles

Profiting from Facebook’s Fallout

by Jim Pearce on April 20, 2018

What will be considerably more difficult – and potentially much more profitable – is predicting which merchants will be affected the most by the decline in the size of Facebook’s pool of marketing data on its users.

What’s Up With Walgreens?

by Jim Pearce on April 18, 2018

Sooner or later, the discrepancy between Walgreens’ superior fundamentals and its lagging share price must be reconciled.

What is a Fair Price to Pay for Stocks?

by Jim Pearce on April 12, 2018

Here are three ways to estimate what stocks are really worth after a correction.

A Rumble in the Amazon Jungle

by Jim Pearce on April 6, 2018

I have long felt that Amazon was grossly overvalued, but I cannot honestly say that I thought this is what would send its share price downward.

When the News is Bad, it’s Good to be Small

by Jim Pearce on March 29, 2018

An advantage to owning small-cap stocks during periods of excess stock market volatility is that they some of them tend to become grossly mispriced relative to the size of their market opportunity.

The Four Traits of All Great Growth Companies

by Jim Pearce on March 23, 2018

These four traits are necessary for a small company to grow into a big one (and increase your wealth as a shareholder along the way).

Follow the (Smart) Money to Bigger Gains

by Jim Pearce on March 15, 2018

Sometimes, it helps to know what the “smart money” is doing. No matter how much analysis you do, if the mutual fund managers don’t like your stock then it’s difficult to make much headway. But when they like the same stock you do, it’s pretty much money in the bank.

Two Ways to Profit from Too Much Fear

by Jim Pearce on March 9, 2018

In both cases, you are capitalizing off of excess volatility by immediately adding a couple of percentages points of gain to your holdings that is icing on the cake.

How to Avoid Outliving Your Money in Retirement – Part 2

by Jim Pearce on February 23, 2018

Some of the investments being pushed on baby boomers by Wall Street that create the appearance of steady income but carry more risk than you may realize.

How to Avoid Outliving Your Money in Retirement – Part 1

by Jim Pearce on February 22, 2018

Sooner or later, this is the question most retirees will have to ask themselves since few have the financial means to support their desired standard of living using only treasury bonds.

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