About Us


J.W. Burns & Company is an independent, SEC-registered, fee-only investment counseling firm located in Dewitt, New York.  The principle behind our investment success is simple – invest in great businesses, with great managements, selling at attractive prices.  As a firm, we do all our own in-depth research and analysis, filtering out the conflicting rhetoric and noise from the Wall Street “experts.”  We avoid market timing and tend to have low turnover – hence, the cost to our clients’ portfolios is low and our portfolio construction is refined and precise.  We sell no investments or insurance products, receive no commissions, and have no conflicts of interest.  While many firms and individuals talk about long-term investing, at J.W. Burns & Company, both our performance and track record of sticking with quality stocks demonstrates that we have a time-tested investment philosophy.


In short, J.W. Burns & Company is a unique investment counseling firm marching to the beat of its own drummer.  Our commitment, as a firm, is to grow and preserve our clients' wealth over the long term.  We have created this website as a service to our existing clients and to introduce potential clients to our firm.  If you like what you read here, feel free to contact us directly with questions or comments.

"P.O.S.P. - Plain Old-Fashioned Stock Picking. That is what we do. "


James Burns, CFA

President and CIO,

J.W. Burns & Company