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.
Jim is the editor of Intelligence Report, Successful Investing, Fast Money Alert and The Deep Woods newsletter advisory publications.
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 StockInvestor.com, InvestorPlace.com, Main Street Investor, MarketWatch, Street Authority, Human Events, Townhall.com 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.
The independent firm TipRanks recently rated Jim the No. 1 financial blogger in the world (out of nearly 8,000). TipRanks calculates that, since 2012, he’s made 361 successful recommendations out of 499 total, earning a success rate of 72% and a +15.3% average return per recommendation.
The Renaissance Man Story
My nickname since high school is “Renaissance Man.” My friends and family deemed it appropriate due to the many different endeavors that I could do well. I’m a writer/journalist; singer/songwriter, guitarist, martial artist, motorcyclist, auto racing enthusiast, bodybuilder, Western horseback rider, former U.S. Army paratrooper, expert on the economy and the financial markets (my professional writing focus), and avid reader of literary fiction.
I majored in Philosophy at UCLA where I graduated with a B.A., then went to work for Uncle Sam as a paratrooper. After my military stint, I began working in financial journalism while also pursuing a music career. My latest venture is the host of this podcast and website, “Way of the Renaissance Man,” a lifestyle, ideas and personal empowerment show designed to help anyone live an extraordinary life.
Meet the Team
To bring you the best the Way of the Renaissance Man has to offer, Jim has enlisted the best partners to bring his distinctive content to you.
Emmy Award-winning Composer, Producer, and Sound Engineer
Michael Terry is a Five-time Emmy winning composer, producer and orchestrator. Michael works with the country's most skilled professionals to bring the Way of the Renaissance Man Podcast to life audibly.
Media Personality, Executive Producer, Speaker, Personal Finance Authority
Heather Wagenhals has been writing, speaking, and broadcasting for 30 years. With over 2000 radio and television interviews, a successful TV show and 35 seasons with Unlock Your Wealth Radio, it's easy to see why Jim selected Heather to facilitate the Way of the Renaissance Man podcast launch.