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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

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.

The Return of the King

by Jim Pearce on February 15, 2018

For all those investors out there still holding onto to shares of overvalued momentum stocks, it’s time to get serious about how much downside risk you’re willing to take, and how much cash flow you will need from your investments to make ends meet.

Did You Hear the News?

by Jim Pearce on February 9, 2018

Last week, Xerox and Fujifilm announced they are merging the two companies later this year. That may not seem like a big deal now, but it might when rising interest rates forced analysts to recalculate the value of momentum stocks.

Income Investors: Don’t be Taken for a Ride!

by Jim Pearce on February 1, 2018

Now that interest rates are on the rise, I expect to see a wide variety of new debt offerings come to market. I fear that fraudsters will take advantage of the public by offering what seem like good deals, but are really Ponzi schemes.

Your Alternative to a Stock Market Correction

by Jim Pearce on January 26, 2018

The bad news is there probably isn’t as much upside potential in U.S. large-cap stocks in the near term. The good news is there are many other places you can put your money to continue earning outsized returns.

The Bitcoin Millionaire Next Door

by Jim Pearce on January 25, 2018

You don’t need to take as much risk as this person did to spend next winter vacationing in the Caribbean and driving a new car, but you may need to change what you’re doing.

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