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About James Pollard

James Pollard is the founder of personalfinancegenius.com. His book, "Above Average Finance", will be released later this year.
Waddell and Reed Stock Set to Soar?
  • Waddell and Reed Stock Set to Soar?

Waddell and Reed Stock Set to Soar?

By |April 23rd, 2016|

In the past few months I wrote about oil being at low levels and how I was buying up stocks like Chevron. Oil was at 2003-low levels and now oil company stock prices are steadily increasing, and I’m glad I locked in their dividends at great prices.

Now I’m going to do the same thing […]

Why I Just Doubled Down On GPS Stock
  • Why I Just Doubled Down On GPS Stock

Why I Just Doubled Down On GPS Stock

By |April 12th, 2016|

Let me begin this post by explaining that I am a long-term investor, not a trader. I am well aware that averaging down on a stock is not an optimal strategy for someone who is trend-following (duh) or following any technical analysis school of thought.

Some people chastise me for “sending good money after bad” […]

I'm Keeping My Eye on This Bank Stock
  • I'm Keeping My Eye on This Bank Stock

I’m Keeping My Eye on This Bank Stock

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Wells Fargo (WFC)

As a rule, banks and financial-services companies tend to significantly under-perform during bear markets. Due to marketplace fears and pressures, they often get driven to irrationally low prices. Because I like to buy when there’s “blood on the streets”, I always keep a few bank stocks on my watch list.

Take JPMorgan Chase […]

Is It Too Late to Buy Ford (F) Stock?
  • Is It Too Late to Buy Ford (F) Stock?

Is It Too Late to Buy Ford (F) Stock?

By |March 15th, 2016|

For the past few weeks, I’ve kept hearing about Ford (F) stock. Since February 15th, the stock is up almost 16%. However, since this time last year, it’s down nearly 20%. I decided to take a look at the details to figure out if it’s worth your time (and money).

I like Ford. It has […]

Why Seadrill (SDRL) Should Be on Your Watch List
  • Why Seadrill (SDRL) Should Be on Your Watch List

Why Seadrill (SDRL) Should Be on Your Watch List

By |March 8th, 2016|

I currently have stock market alerts linked to my phone, so whenever a stock on my watch list has a big swing or meets my wanted price, I get an instant ping. This morning, right after 9:30 a.m., I got one of these alerts.

Buzz, buzz! “SDRL down 15.97%” What a way to start the […]

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Why I Like American Express (AXP) Stock

By |March 1st, 2016|

Of all the Dow stocks, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has taken the biggest beating so far this year. It’s down 20% since January 1st and down over 40% since the all-time high in July 2014.

Management has released weak projections for the next few years, and there is the possibility of further downside risk. American Express […]

Is It Time to Load Up on Netflix (NFLX)?
  • Is It Time to Load Up on Netflix (NFLX)?

Is It Time to Load Up on Netflix (NFLX)?

By |February 22nd, 2016|

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) hit an all-time high of $130.93 on December 4th, 2015. Since then, the price has gone downhill, losing over 30% of its value.

Does this mean that, because of this pullback, there is an opportunity to make a substantial investment?

I wrote a short post about Netflix in October 2014 when it was […]

Is Chevron (CVX) Stock a Buy?
  • Is Chevron (CVX) Stock a Buy?

Is Chevron (CVX) Stock a Buy?

By |February 18th, 2016|

Chevron Corporation (NASDAQ: CVX)

Chevron stock is down over 35% from its high in 2014… but is it a buy?

Let me start by saying that I’m partial to dividend stocks, and Chevron offers a juicy dividend. Chevron’s next quarterly dividend will be paid on March 10th, and it represents a 5% yield.

High dividends mean high […]