John Bottomley

By night, hobbyist investor with a preference for blue chip dividend payers but willing to take educated risk on macro-trending positions via either equities or options. By day, business developer with nearly 20 years of international experience at three Fortune 500 companies as well within smaller company environments. Best-characterised as an entrepreneurial self-starter who thrives with creating new business opportunities and facing new challenges. He lives in Europe with his wife and 3 trilingual children. He is still trying to master only his 2nd language. Last but certainly not least, he is a life long Oakland Raiders fan.

General Information

John Bottomley
Fool Since:
October 19 2006
NITK (11/19/2013), VerdeVenturer (11/19/2013), LTrisktaker (1/12/2010), jnbottomley (11/15/2009)
Where I Live:
Where I Grew Up:
Vienna, Virginia

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Special Ops + trend investing spiced up with options... plus a large stable of boring, blue-chip dividend payers
Stocks I Own:
IBM, MMM, CSCO, KO, COST All is disclosed on

Investing Favorites

TMF One & all Stansberry & Associates products

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Energy & tech
Greatest Investment:
AES at less than $0.60 / share - rode to $22
Worst Investment:
Enron - am ex-employee who didnt cash out options priced at $22....when the stock traded up to $90..
Money I Manage:
my own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Clemson; NYU Stern School of Business, CFA Institute
Job Title
Managing Director, Fortune 500 Energy Company


Personal Quote:
Venture forth in search of good deals with a responsible & sustainable mission. While finding good deals, find good friends in the process..
My Interests:
Sustainable development, world balance, global peace and making killer investments that are fun to monitor!
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Certo la Italia perché e bel' paese....
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Oakland Raiders, baby!
Favorite Movies:
Documentaries (where I'll learn something) and typical action/thriller
Favorite Video Games:
Game of War
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, old VH, some Led Zep and "oldies" hard rock in general....oh yeah, Italian opera (i.e., never judge a book by its cover...)
Great Books Read Recently:
Weather Makers - global warming is scared...and look for good investments:)
Book Currently Reading:
Goethe - Elective Affinities; Hess - Steppenwolf

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How I Invest

I practice what I preach on