Jim Woods


Intelligence Report

  • Editor of Successful Investing & Other Services
  • TipRanks' #1 Ranked Financial Blogger
  • 20 Year Broker, Hedge Fund Trader, Writer

About Jim

Jim Woods is a 20-plus-year veteran of the markets with varied experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, financial writer, author and newsletter editor. He is the editor and investment director of Intelligence Report, Successful Investing, Bullseye Stock Trader, High Velocity Options, and The Deep Woods e-Letter (Mr. Woods also co-directs the Fast Money Alert trading service, alongside Dr. Mark Skousen.) The independent firm TipRanks has rated Mr. Woods the #1 financial blogger in the world (out of more than 6,000 competing analysts), and has been ranked inside the Top 12 globally for more than a decade. His books include co-authoring, Billion Dollar Green: Profit from the Eco Revolution, and The Wealth Shield: How to Invest and Protect Your Money from Another Stock Market Crash, Financial Crisis or Global Economic Collapse. Mr. Woods formerly worked with Investor's Business Daily founder William J. O'Neil, helping to author training courses in the CANSLIM stock-picking methodology. He is known in professional and personal circles as "The Renaissance Man," because his expertise includes such varied fields as composing and performing music, western horsemanship, combat marksmanship, martial arts, auto racing, and bodybuilding. Mr. Woods holds a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a former U.S. Army paratrooper. A self-described "radical for capitalism," he celebrates the virtue of making money from his Southern California horse ranch.

Jim's Articles

Sometimes, it is best to play it safe and stay within the comfortable domain of well-known and safe sectors of the market. At other times, however, it is far wiser to take risks and plunge headfirst into sectors or areas of the market that may be less well-known or more risky. The iMGP DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF (DBMF) gives you a chance to do the latter, explains Jim Woods, editor of The Deep Woods.
The notion of “summertime blues” is what we could be looking at in financial markets this year. But when it comes to investing, a short-lived storm might be the perfect time to invest, especially when a market sector is expected to rebound. Consider iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (IYG) as a bargain play, writes Jim Woods, editor of The Deep Woods.
For investors looking to find the next wave before it really gets going, Defiance Quantum ETF (QTUM) offers an investment that provides such an opportunity, elucidates Jim Woods, editor of The Deep Woods.
When it comes to outsized performance in our portfolio, one company is helping lead the charge higher: Albemarle Corp. (ALB). The lithium mining giant is benefitting from strong demand for electric vehicles, explains Jim Woods, editor of Intelligence Report.

Jim's Videos

In this Eagle Financial Publications panel, Eagle's experts will discuss the key aspects needed to bring the bull market back... and what sectors will soar. Moderated by Roger Michalski. Panelists include Dr. Mark Skousen, Bryan Perry and Jim Woods.

Trading options doesn't have to be scary, in fact, trading options in a volatile market is one of the best ways to beat the market. In this presentation, investing expert Jim Woods will show you how you can beat the market, while also limiting your exposure, by using high-velocity options.

Everyone tells you when and what to buy, but few people tell you when to sell your stocks. In this presentation, ETF expert Jim Woods tells you how he and his subscribers got out of the market in January, well before the market collapsed, simply by following a proven, 40-plus-year trend-following plan.

Join Jim Woods, Bryan Perry, Jon Johnson and moderator Roger Michalski in this Eagle panel where you'll discover not only the 10 things great investors do, but you'll get a stock pick from each of Eagle's experts!

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