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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

Vexed by the VIX: Why Fear Is a Poor Guide

by Jim Pearce on June 21, 2018

If you’re swayed by conventional metrics such as the VIX (aka “fear gauge”), you’ll probably sell after the market has fallen and buy back in after it has recovered. There are better methods.

“Three Generals” May Lead the Market Higher

by Jim Pearce on June 15, 2018

If the Fed raises interest rates faster than expected or a global trade war breaks out, investors are likely to shift into cheaper stocks like these three large-cap leaders.

As Bitcoin Fades, Income Starts to Shine

by Jim Pearce on June 14, 2018

As unsustainable fads like cryptocurrency continue to wane,  investors are emphasizing dividend income from undervalued stocks.

Value, Income and Growth: Your Investment Trifecta

by Jim Pearce on June 8, 2018

Looking for capital appreciation, steady income and reasonable valuations? Here’s how to get all three.

Profit from McDonald’s, No Matter Which Way it Goes

by Jim Pearce on June 7, 2018

Rather than simply buying the stock, there are two strategies you can use to put the odds even more in your favor.

How to Short a “Story Stock” for Quick Profits

by Jim Pearce on May 31, 2018

Design software firm Autodesk is a Wall Street darling, but it raised a red flag when it switched accounting standards. Here’s a case study in how to profit from corporate missteps.

This “3X Income Portfolio” Crushes Growth Stocks

by Jim Pearce on May 24, 2018

We explain why the stock market is struggling to maintain momentum. We also unveil an income-generating method that beats growth stocks, hands down.

What’s the Right Price to Pay for Income?

by Jim Pearce on May 17, 2018

As stocks falter, bond investors will seek the certainty of consistent dividends.

Why the Stock Market is as Good as Gold

by Jim Pearce on May 10, 2018

It appears that mega-cap stocks like Amazon and Apple have become their own form of currency. From that perspective, the stock market’s seeming indifference to rising inflation makes sense.

3 Overvalued Tech Stocks You Can Profit from this Month

by Jim Pearce on May 4, 2018

Until the current correction is over, the biggest profits might be made in betting on nervous shareholders bailing out of companies that cannot live up to unrealistic expectations.

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