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A Track Record of Performance

James Investment Research, Inc. has been successfully managing portfolios for over a quarter of a century. Our client base includes corporations, foundations, hospitals, financial institutions, our own mutual fund family as well as private investors. We are committed to an investment philosophy which focuses on a single objective: To grow our clients' assets while stressing the preservation of principal and the reduction of risk.

At James, clients' portfolios can be customized to meet their individual needs and objectives. In fact, we offer equity portfolios with different levels of risk tolerance, market capitalization targets and social responsibility restrictions.

More Equity Choices Adds Value

In order to meet the growth and diversification needs of equity investors, James Investment Research offers a range of equity investment styles. We understand that clients have different needs and risk tolerances, and this is why we've created the following investment choices. By utilizing these styles either independently or in a customized blend, we can help people reach their financial goals.

Proprietary Research - The Key to our Investment Success

The professionals of James Investment Research, Inc, are, above all else, risk managers. We understand that preservation of capital and long-term growth are critical to our clients.

That's why we use strategic asset allocation techniques to create balanced portfolios custom-tailored to meet each individual's investment needs and risk tolerance. Our active management style bases asset allocation on our proprietary market risk indicators. These indicators help us assess the general risk levels in the stock and bond markets.

We review them every week in the form of written market appraisals, a long-time James tradition. Our appraisals give us a clearer picture of the market's long, intermediate and short-term risks. Armed with this knowledge, we adjust either the stock, bond or cash allocation of a balanced portfolio toward the area offering the least risk and the greatest potential reward.

Since we do most of our research in-house, we have been able to create a unique top-down approach to generating wealth for our clients. What begins with a broad investigation of overall economic trends such as interest rates and inflation, funnels down to an in-depth market risk assessment. After this, we make an allocation decision. Next, we actively manage the equity and fixed-income portions of the portfolio. This is how we strive to maximize return, while minimizing risk.

James Strategic Asset Allocation Process

James seeks to add value at every level of the portfolio management process. This means we take an active management approach not only to equities in a balanced portfolio, but to the bonds as well. Our fixed income investment philosophy is centered on preserving capital through interest rate anticipation and active duration management. Our market risk indicators help us to assess the direction of interest rates and to identify periods of risk in the fixed income markets. We then target a portfolio duration according to individual risk tolerance. You won’t find “exotics”, “high risk derivatives” or junk bonds in James-managed portfolios. Instead, we focus on high-quality bonds, insured municipal bonds, convertible bonds, U.S. Government Agency bonds and other high quality investments. Sticking with these more conservative types of bonds means the portfolio will offer excellent liquidity.

James News

March 18, 2019
Dr. Frank Edward James Obituary

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March 14, 2019
James Investment Research, Inc. Announces Passing of Founder Dr. Frank E. James

It is with great sadness James Investment Research, Inc., James Capital Alliance, Inc. and the James family informs you James Investment Research, Inc. Founder and Chairman Dr. Frank James Jr. peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Dr. James earned his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1967. His dissertation, The Implications of Trend Persistency in Portfolio Management, provided a computer-based study of the price movements of every security listed on the New York Stock Exchange between 1926 and 1960.

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February 5, 2019
Exchange Traded Concepts to Close and Liquidate the James Purpose Based Investment ETF
After careful consideration, Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC, the Fund’s investment adviser, in consultation with James Investment Research Inc., the Fund’s index provider, has recommended, and the Board of Trustees of Exchange Listed Funds Trust has approved, the termination and liquidation of the Fund pursuant to the terms of a Plan of Liquidation.

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January 12, 2018
James Investment Research, known for our 40-year history of providing principles-driven investment management products is expanding with the addition of our first ETF, the James Biblically Responsible Investment ETF (JBRI).

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December 12, 2017
Economic Outlook 2018

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November 17th, 2017
Topping Market

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September 13th, 2017
If Value is Underperforming Growth...Why Stay There?

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March 15, 2017
A Cautionary Tale

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December 14, 2016
Economic Outlook 2017

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November 9, 2016
Initial Thoughts on the Election

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October 18, 2016
Whitepaper 2016 Election Considerations

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June 27, 2016
Special Study Opportunity from Brexit

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June 27, 2016
Video Opportunity from Brexit

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June 22, 2016
Video Current Conditions 6-22-16

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Junes 13, 2016
Whitepaper - Who Will Win?

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January 4, 2016
Video Economic Outlook 2016: International

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December 28, 2015
Video Economic Outlook 2016: Bonds

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December 21, 2015
Video Economic Outlook 2016: Economy

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September 23, 2015
China is not Greece Video

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September 23, 2015
China is not Greece Special Study

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September 2, 2015
Dirty Dozen Video

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September 1, 2015
Dirty Dozen Economic Tripwires

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August 26, 2015
Quick Clip: Thoughts on Recent Selloff

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June 29, 2015
Special Study - Opportunity In Greek Crisis

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June 12, 2013
Special Study - Topping Markets 2013

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March 22, 2013
Special Study - Sequestration Follies

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March 18, 2013
White Paper - Cyprus Crisis Aftershock

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March 1, 2013
Sequestration Interview
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December 11, 2012
2013 Economic Outlook Videos

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September 5, 2012
Special Study - No Cliff Diving

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August 18, 2011
Market Volatility: What are we doing?

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July 29, 2011
Special Study - No American Default

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May 20, 2011
Special Study - How to Offset Inflation

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Jan 24, 2011
New Years Forecast - Dayton B2B Finance

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Jan 18, 2010
Topping Markets

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Jul 13, 2009
New Stimulus Won't Cure Economic Woes

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