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.
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