DavidAMinnesota

David Allen

General Information

Name:
David Allen
Fool Since:
October 25 2012
Where I Live:
White River Junction, VT
Where I Grew Up:
Winchester, MA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Equities across a diverse range of industries and market capitalizations.
Stocks I Own:
CLNE, MA, BRK-B, PRAA, IKBR, MKL, GOOG, LMT, SWIR, WCC, MELI, BIDU, EDIT, CRSP, ELLI, BOFI, IPGP, NTLA

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
20 years of personal investing.
Greatest Investment:
AMAVF
Worst Investment:
Many
Money I Manage:
Personal, plus a little for relatives

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Job Title
Novelist, traveler
Former Jobs
Worked 32 years in health care industry as consultant and executive.

Interests

My Interests:
Volunteer work (Rotary, Red Cross), golf, travel.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Timberwolves
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Popular music from 1920's through 1990's
Great Books Read Recently:
Read an average of a book a week.

DavidAMinnesota is following 1 Fool

An Interview with DavidAMinnesota

Last updated: 5/14/2018
The Fool:
Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
DavidAMinnesota:
I don't have an absolute rule, but I tend to avoid companies selling products or services that I feel are detrimental to the human condition.
The Fool:
Briefly explain how you select stocks.
DavidAMinnesota:
First, I look for ideas... frequently from the Motley Fool. I consider my own diversification needs, then do research. Essentially, what I look for is a market capitalization that is reasonable in comparison to financial prospects.
The Fool:
What technology do you wish the world had but doesn't yet?
DavidAMinnesota:
Clean, renewable energy; I believe climate change is happening and that it is caused by human activity -- we need to address this.
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