BrianNichols

Brian Nichols

Brian Nichols is the author of the critically acclaimed book "Taking Charge With Value Investing (McGraw-Hill, 2013)". Brian is a value investor, but emphasizes psychology in his analysis. Brian studied psychology both in undergrad and graduate school, and uses his experience to find illogical value in the market. Brian's favorite industries are technology, consumer goods, and healthcare. Brian also updates all of his new and current positions in his Motley Fool CAPs page.

General Information

Name:
Brian Nichols
Fool Since:
September 25 2012

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Anything and everything, but mostly U.S. stocks
Stocks I Own:
XPO, AAPL, RAD, BCEI, CMG, GE, GS, GALE, NBS, CLDX, JNJ, VZ, ACAD, SINA, ZU, CHTP, YHOO, RH, AA, REGN, ALU, ACT, JAZZ, KORS, UA, BA, F, YHOO

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
XPO, AAPL, SPPI, S, SODA, STX, GALE, ARNA, FIVE
Books:
The Disciplined Investor, The Little Book of Value Investing, Taking Charge with Value Investing
Magazines:
Forbes
Blogs:
http://seekingalpha.com/author/brian-nichols

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I consider myself to be a well-rounded value investor, who tried to view the market without emotion. I use my background in psychology to capitalize on the tendencies of the market and the illogical trends that create opportunity
Greatest Investment:
QCOR, JAZZ, and SPPI in 2008 or in 2012 it has been S, GALE, NBS
Worst Investment:
At this rate it could be QCOR, but as of now I'd say PEIX
Money I Manage:
I manage my own portfolio, parent's, friends, and several of my in-laws. Less than $10 million

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Austin Peay State University, Liberty University
Job Title
Author
Company / Organization
McGraw-Hill
Former Jobs
Primary Counselor for the Department of Corrections

Interests

Personal Quote:
"If a company does well its stock usually follows" "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." "There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult."
My Interests:
send me a friend requst on Facebook by searching Brian Christopher Nichols for stock conversations throughout the day. Alabama Football, writing, politics, traveling, and the market
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Tebow, Nick Saban
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Italian and Mexican. My wife says I eat like a five year old.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Bahamas, Aruba, Smoky Mountains, Mid-West
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Cincinnati Bengals
Favorite Movies:
Death Sentence, Hall Pass, Wall Street, Horrible Bosses, Armageddon, all the Die Hards, We Own the Night, Heat, and just about everything else. I love movies
Great Books Read Recently:
http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-Value-Investing-Investments/dp/0071804684/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345646794&sr=8-1&keywords=taking+charge+with+value+investing
Book Currently Reading:
http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-Value-Investing-Investments/dp/0071804684/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345646794&sr=8-1&keywords=taking+charge+with+value+investing

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