General Information

Name:
Anurag 
Fool Since:
May 9 2004
Aliases:
anuragupta (4/7/2015)
Where I Live:
San Jose, CA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks, options, real estate
Stocks I Own:
click or type in the link in your browser to see my disclosed list of options and stocks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Cq6DY3NZCPZ_aFVZJwttZzmOBgj-R2UYknC7laVIwss/edit?usp=sharing

Investing Favorites

Books:
Taleb
People:
TMF1000 and Dave Gardner

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Efficient risk adjusted capital allocation
Greatest Investment:
AMZN
Worst Investment:
AIB

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
IIT Kanpur, The University of Arizona
Company / Organization
Alphabet - Nest

Interests

Personal Quote:
Thine is the hand that holds the chain that drags thee on. So cease lament and let go of that hold. For fetters though of gold are no less strong to bind. -Swami Vivekanand
My Interests:
Philately, Indian literature, movies (thrillers, scifi and horror), global history, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, science and technology, economics and investing
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Noam Chomsky
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Indo-Chinese
Favorite Vacation Spots:
San Diego
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Cricket
Favorite Movies:
Namesake, Monsoon wedding, Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, omen (trilogy), X-Men, matrix (trilogy)
Favorite Board Games:
Settlers of Catan
Favorite Video Games:
pacman, tetris
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Lata Mangeshkar
Great Books Read Recently:
The hungry tide - Vikram Seth, Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra, The world is curved - Smick, The Black Swan - Taleb
Book Currently Reading:
A suitable boy - Vikram Seth

An Interview with CMFAnurag

Last updated: 4/30/2017
The Fool:
What do you fear most?
CMFAnurag:
Ageing
The Fool:
How do you define success?
CMFAnurag:
Satisfaction with one's actions in life.
The Fool:
Briefly explain how you select stocks.
CMFAnurag:
Best run firms in every industry across the globe found using TMF services
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

My investment goal is to beat inflation by 5% annually with minimum risk. I have diversified sector wise and within each sector I invest in a bunch of companies from TMF world. I keep 10-25% portfolio cash for opportunistic purchased. I use options for income, reduce risk and conserve cash. I wrote this calculator to help me in my financial planning: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1btb46dQGp2SPiUUnlA4JpqpCi63ly-5Sl5sSRJ0mFOA/edit#gid=747805245