General Information

Name:
Wade Michels
Fool Since:
December 23 2005
Aliases:
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
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
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 Dec 2014 $600 puts on GOOGL, Short Jul 2014 $587.5 puts on GOOGL, Long Dec 2014 $600 calls on GOOGL, Short July 2014 $612.5 calls on GOOGL, Long Dec 2014 $35 puts on UVXY, Long Dec 2014 $30 puts on UVXY, Long Jan 2016 $30 calls on YHOO,

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
SILC, ZIV, GOOGL, AMZN, AAPL, YHOO
Industries:
Sectors, Tech, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Financials, Industrials.
Boards:
Motley Fool Options
Books:
Expectations Investing, Neff on Investing, Beating the Street, One up on Wall St, The Warren Buffett CEO, Poor Charlie's Almanack
Newsletters:
Rule Breakers!!!
Magazines:
The Wall Street Journal
People:
Shelby Davis, Ralph Wanger, Michael Mauboussin, Charlie Munger, John Neff, Peter Lynch, and of course the Oracle of Omaha

Investing Expertise

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

Education And Work Information

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

Interests

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.
DarthWader:
Getting hired by the Motley Fool.
The Fool:
Your most heroic moment in life?
DarthWader:
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?
DarthWader:
Loss of my wife.
[Read the full Interview]