Jim Woods (RSS)

Jim Woods is the Editor-in-Chief of Successful ETF Investing and the Stock Investor’s Blueprint. He is a 20-plus-year veteran of the markets with varied experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, financial writer, author and newsletter editor.

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.” He’s also ghostwritten many books and articles, as well as edited content for some of the investment industry’s biggest luminaries.

His articles have appeared on many leading financial websites, including InvestorPlace.com, Main Street Investor, MarketWatch, Street Authority, Human Events and many others. Jim formerly worked with Investor’s Business Daily founder William J. O’Neil, helping to author training courses in the CANSLIM stock-picking methodology.

In the five-year period from 2009 to 2014, the independent firm TipRanks ranked Jim the No. 4 financial blogger in the world (out of more than 9,000). TipRanks calculates that during that period, he made 378 successful recommendations out of 506 total, earning a success rate of 75% and a +16.3% average return per recommendation.

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.

Jim 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.