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David Lee Smith

Dave Smith is an economist, investment analyst, and writer, specializing in the energy and media industries. He earlier spent 20 years as a securities trader and analyst, most recently for Royal Bank of Canada. He was a repeat member of The Wall Street Journal's Best-on-the-Street All-Star research team. He specializes in the energy sector. He has been a vice president of Centex Corporation and an officer of a predecessor company of Diamond Offshore, a major deepwater oil and gas drilling contractor. He also has served as the director of the school of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Dave holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in journalism and an M.A. in economics and finance. He has completed the course work for a Ph.D. in literature.

General Information

Name:
David Lee Smith
Fool Since:
January 19 2012
Where I Live:
Meridian, Idaho
Where I Grew Up:
Austin, Texas
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Global Focus
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Tend toward natural resources and consumer companies
Stocks I Own:
AA, BP, FCX, RIG, YUM, CHK, DNR, CMCSA

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
YUM
Industries:
Oil-field services, consumer
Books:
Why Capitalism?
Magazines:
Wired, BusinessWeek, The Economist,

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Univ. of North Texas, U. of Tenn., U. of Texas, SFSU
Job Title
Principal
Company / Organization
Royal Bank of Canada
Former Jobs
Officer in two NYSE companies

Interests

My Interests:
Investing, geopolitics, literature, athletics, fitness
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Milton Friendman...were he still available,
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Whatever benefits my diet
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Whistler, Canada
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Houston Texans, San Diego Padres, Tennessee Vols, Boston Bruins
Favorite Movies:
On Golden Pond
Favorite Board Games:
Chess
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Essentially all types
Great Books Read Recently:
On Saudi Arabia, More Money Than God

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