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 York City during the 20's.
The Fool:
What is your most distressing regret?
Not learning Mandarin when I was a kid.
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