General Information

Wade Michels
Fool Since:
December 23 2005
exMFBreakerWade (8/5/2013), TMFBreakerWade (7/26/2013), TMFBreakerWade1 (7/28/2009), XMFBreakerWade (7/27/2009), TMFFool2Bsomeday (6/27/2008), fool2besomeday (10/1/2007)
Where I Live:
Old Saybrook, CT
Where I Grew Up:
Old Saybrook, CT

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Reverse Iron Butterfly Spreads (but with weekly short legs!)
Stocks I Own:
Long positions: SILC, ZIV, Long OCT 2014 $600 puts on GOOGL, Short AUG 2014 $572.5 puts on GOOGL, Long OCT 2014 $600 calls on GOOGL, Short AUG 2014 $600 calls on GOOGL, Long Dec 2014 $35 puts on UVXY, Long Dec 2014 $30 puts on UVXY, Long Jan 2016 $30 calls on YHOO, Long OCT $320 calls on AMZN, Long OCT $320 puts on AMZN, Long OCT $660 calls on CMG, Long OCT $660 puts on CMG, Long OCT $87.5 calls on DIS, Long OCT $87.5 puts on DIS, Short AUG $325 puts on AMZN, Short AUG $345 calls on AMZN, Short AUG $690 calls on CMG, Short AUG $660 puts on CMG, Short AUG $92 calls on DIS, Short AUG $88 puts on DIS

Investing Favorites

SILC, GOOGL, AMZN, CMG, DIS, short UVXY, vix futures calendar spreads
Sectors, Tech, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Financials, Industrials.
Motley Fool Options
Expectations Investing, Neff on Investing, Beating the Street, One up on Wall St, The Warren Buffett CEO, Poor Charlie's Almanack, Total Money Makeover, Think and Grow Rich, As A Man Thinketh, 12 Pillars
Shelby Davis, Ralph Wanger, Michael Mauboussin, Charlie Munger, John Neff, Peter Lynch, Dave Ramsey,

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Diagonal Spreads, Reverse Iron Butterfly Spreads
Greatest Investment:
Worst Investment:
Money I Manage:
Family and close friends...

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Quinnipiac University, Albertus Magnus
Job Title
Foolish Soul
Company / Organization
Former Jobs
Retail is detail!


Personal Quote:
"The shortest distance between two points is a straight line in the opposite direction." - Ty Webb Caddyshack
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Bill Parcells
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Sandals in the Bahamas
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Miami Dolphins
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Dave Mathews
Great Books Read Recently:
Poor Charlie's Almanack - Charles Munger

An Interview with DarthWader

Last updated: 2/28/2009
The Fool:
Tell us about your greatest personal success, not necessarily finance related.
Getting hired by the Motley Fool.
The Fool:
Your most heroic moment in life?
I was at the beach with a friend and her child was playing in the water. He got knocked over by the tide and went under. I didn't know I could move that fast, --- Jeremy was fine.
The Fool:
What do you fear most?
Loss of my wife.
[Read the full Interview]