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Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson began his investing career during the tech boom at age 14 – with purchases of Starbucks and AOL. Early inspiration came from an old Tweedy Brown whitepaper: “What Works in the Market.” He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Pittsburgh University, Nelson focuses on income investing, including dividends, covered calls, and fixed-income. Additionally, he covers MLPs, ADRs, utilities, consumer staples and tobacco. Nelson is the managing editor of Lifetime Income Report.

How To Win Big Profits When Others Fail

Aug 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies, Investor Education
Informed readers knew that investing in Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) stock was a bad idea from the first trading day. Its shares haven't closed above the $38 IPO price since then. Such an overvaluation made it the 23rd biggest stock in America at the time. And that, of course, means it had more

A Crack at One of the Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Market

May 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies, Technology
Income investing to many people means picking up a few “go-to” industries. Utilities, energy producers and health care stocks are all obvious plays for anyone looking to lock in larger income. Unfortunately, it just isn’t that easy. My portfolio has plenty of the first two categories. We have a handful of more

The Only Way to Close the Small-Business Gap

May 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies, Investor Education
If Mark Zuckerberg had come up to you asking for some seed money for his startup website in 2005 in exchange for a 10% stake in it, would you have taken the deal? Remember, this is before the company that will soon have the largest Internet IPO in history dropped the more

Turn This Tiny Junk Mailer Into a 50% Return

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies, Penny stocks
For years, I had spent my career compiling penny stock ideas for this letter, as well as Penny Stock Fortunes. In that time, I’d like to think I did a pretty good job picking apart winners from losers. So when I came across the one I’m going to show you today, more

Why It’s Time to Buy a Home — or This Home Stock…

Apr 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Commodities, Featured, Investing Strategies, Macroeconomics, Penny stocks, Pink sheet stocks
The housing market is one of the best-looking asset classes for 2011 and 2012. I’ll admit, that prediction may seem shocking right now, especially if you’ve been following my thoughts about the massive wave of mortgage resets threatening home ownership this year. But bear with me — now may be more

A Reason to Buy the Most Hated Industry on the Market

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Commodities, Featured, Investing Strategies, Macroeconomics, Penny stocks, Pink sheet stocks
In research I send my Lifetime Income Report readers, the theme you I cover more than any other is market mispricings. Some of the best times to buy a stock are when it is the least popular. It’s because of this that we’ve been able to lock in gains of 32%, more

Two British Income Plays That’ll Make You Drool

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies
The desire to replace market risk with predictable income grows each and every day in this country. In many cases, investors are replacing market risk with risky income. Today, we’re going to show you two income streams outside of U.S. market risk… and they both come with considerable profit potential… Junk more

How We’re Profiting from This International Tobacco Giant…

Oct 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies
Lately, I’ve been asking my Lifetime Income Report readers to email us questions and comments regarding their holdings. I got a few great responses. But this one just stuck out to me: My defense portfolio includes MO, PM and VGR. No matter how bad the economy gets, smokers will not stop more

Why Yields Are Important… Especially for Penny Stocks

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies
The midterm elections, the new consumer protection bureau, and the enactment of the Frank-Dodd financial reform bill all have investors scared. And that’s why you need to look in the one place most penny investors often dismiss: dividends… Over the past year, the search for yields has been alarming for growth more

Beware of Online Dividend Information

Aug 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured, Investing Strategies
Editor’s Note: Today, Jim Nelson shares some insight into dividend data… As an investor, it’s absolutely essential to make sure that you’ve got the best information at your fingertips – after all, bad data or poor assumptions can completely invalidate your investment analysis (think “garbage in, garbage out” when it comes more