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Education and Work
November 30 2011
Where I Live:
Where I Grew Up:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Small (1-3 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Anything that I understand that other people don't.
Stocks I Own:
ORCL, Long Jan 2015 $20 calls on ORCL, Long Jan 2015 $37 calls on ORCL
My Area of Expertise:
Semiconductors, option pricing, and Japanese equities.
Short Puts in Tessera (TSRA) during the great crisis
Long OTM calls on Ford (F) as the economy started to pull out of the Great Recession.
Money I Manage:
Education And Work Information
Thunderbird (MBA-Finance) University of Texas (BA-Asian Studies, Japanese) Middlebury College (Intensive Summer Language Program in Japanese)
Company / Organization
Market Strategist (Morningstar), Editor of OptionInvestor (Morningstar), Senior Manager (Morgan)
"Molon Labe" -Leonidas II of Sparta
Kendo (Japanese sword fighting), long-distance running, archery, reading, travel
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Keira Knightley ('nuff said)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
GM Steakhouse (now closed-Austin, TX)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Being There (Peter Sellers, Shirley Maclaine)
Favorite Board Games:
Favorite Video Games:
I hate them all
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Great Books Read Recently:
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Book Currently Reading:
Hunting with the Bow and Arrow (Saxton Pope)
An Interview with ErikKoSo
Last updated: 9/20/2013
Who's the meanest person you've ever met? What was so mean about 'em?
I had a portfolio manager, whose name I will not mention, that reveled in screaming at people about how stupid and useless they were. Seven analysts at the fund. Five of us left within one year...
What is your favorite techno gadget?
My new Windows 8 phone--an HTC and my first smart phone. I'm basically a Luddite, so am a little embarrassed by how much I like the darn thing.
Tell us a joke (bear in mind this is a family site.)
Three experts were asked to prove that all odd numbers are prime. This is how they did it:
Physicist: 1 is prime, 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is bad data, 11 is prime, 13 is prime. End of data set.
Mathematician: 1 is prime, 3 is prime, the rest follow by induction. (QED)
Engineer: 1 is prime, 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is prime, 11 is prime, 13 is prime, 15 is prime...
[Read the full Interview]