Michael Nielsen

Michael has been writing for the Motley Fool since 2014. He graduated with a Business Admin. degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2013. He is currently working on his Masters degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After he earns his MBA, Michael plans to earn a Phd in finance and eventually obtain a CFA Charter.

General Information

Michael Nielsen
Fool Since:
February 13 2014

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium Low
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Primarily large-cap stocks with some currency trades and etf's mixed in

Investing Favorites

Devil Take The Hindmost, Market Wizards, The New Market Wizards, Hedge Fund Market Wizards, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Currency Wars, Alpha Masters, The Richest Man in Babylon, The Ascent of Money, Lords of Finance, The Alchemy of Finance, The Intelligent Investor, Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits,
Paul Tudor Jones

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Wisconsin


Personal Quote:
"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther." -J.P. Morgan
My Interests:
Buying and selling things for a profit, racquetball, golf, weightlifting, reading, blues music
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Paul Tudor Jones, Clint Eastwood, Jason Statham, Louis C.K.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Chipotle, House of Blues
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Golf, racquetball
Favorite Movies:
Football Factory, My Way, Wall Street (1987), Trader (1987)
Favorite Board Games:
Risk, Cards Against Humanity
Favorite Music or Musicians:
BLUES, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Tom Waits, Shuggie Otis
Great Books Read Recently:
Captive Audience: The Telecom Indsustry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age
Book Currently Reading:
Atlas Shrugged

MichaelPNielsen is following 3 Fools

An Interview with MichaelPNielsen

Last updated: 6/13/2014
The Fool:
How do you define success?
Being able to spend time the way you want.
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
Probably any night in New