General Information

Michael Douglass
Fool Since:
June 17 2012
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA
Where I Grew Up:
Richmond, VA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Stocks I Own:

Investing Favorites

Real estate, tech, consumer goods, and health care.
The Motley Fool Stock Advisor
Money, Fortune, and BetterInvesting

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
Worst Investment:
Box Ships, Inc.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
College of William & Mary


My Interests:
Investing, strategy games, good food, great conversation, political theory, publicy policy, skiing, and chess.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Too many to name. FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Douglas, to name a few.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Most ethnic foods. I also love a good steak.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Scotland, Italy, Austria, Israel, and Palestine.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
W&M, UNC, Georgetown, Carolina Panthers.
Favorite Board Games:
Dominion, Carcassonne, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Cataan.
Favorite Video Games:
Anything in the Total War or Civilization series, and Sins of a Solar Empire.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi, Jennifer Thomas, Olafur Arnalds. Oh, and all the bad pop you can imagine.
Great Books Read Recently:
Reamde, Ready Player One, anything by Jim Butcher or David Weber.
Book Currently Reading:
Dresden Files - Jim Butcher.

An Interview with Dax99

Last updated: 11/11/2013
The Fool:
What was your first educational exposure to investing?
My parents convinced me to put money into mutual funds when I was in middle school. Then came a market crash - I didn't recover the original amount until three or four years later.
The Fool:
Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
Box Ships, Inc. I learned to devalue valuation in a stock - the firm trades at a very low P/E ratio, but its growth prospects are not good. Losing half my investment also taught me to look under the hood more before jumping into a company. It was a great lesson - and cheaply bought.
The Fool:
What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
Ford. I eyed the stock for a good three months before getting into it, but each time I looked at earnings and the turnaround strategy's progress, I thought "this stock HAS to be undervalued." So far, I'm very pleased.