Robert (Bob) Folkerts

General Information

Robert (Bob) Folkerts
Fool Since:
October 11 2001
Where I Live:
Belleville, IL
Where I Grew Up:
Collinsville, IL

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Small (1-3 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Mostly technology and gaming stocks.
Stocks I Own:
I, generally, don't stay invested in a stock that long to list any particular one.

Investing Favorites

stocks with a lot of cash, great PE ratio and really great management and customer service.
I like technology and gaming stocks.
TMF, of course. It has developed into a really great community for me, with a lot of insightful and helpful participants!! I am grateful and glad to be here.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Insurance and Technology. Graduated with honors from the Deans College of Southern Illinois University with a degree in public accounting and offers to work for Price Waterhouse, Touche Ross and S.D. Leidesdorf. I chose to follow my family's lead instead and have worked as an independent insurance agent since my age of 21, a little over 40 years.
Greatest Investment:
Anchor Gaming (stock symbol, SLOT) went from $32 to over $90 in less than 3 months, now owned by IGT
Worst Investment:
Hampton Industries - I took a bath on that one. The only stock I lost money on, but I lost a bunch.
Money I Manage:
I don't understand the question.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
grade school, high school, college
Job Title
insurance sales and agency management - primarily casualty


Personal Quote:
"Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come to pass."
My Interests:
Most things mechanical in nature. In my off time, you will usually catch me working on a project. I also like to cook.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Anyone who is open and honest and reasonably friendly, courteous and respectful.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Seafood is among my favorites, but there is little that I don't like.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Hardball, Corkball, Kayaking, Hunting, Fishing, Building Sports Cars, Home Repair and Remodeling
Favorite Movies:
Gone is 60 Seconds, and most of Nicholas Cage's movies; Martin Lawrence movies; Sean Connery movies; Mel Gibson movies, Jackie Chan movies; Bruce Willis movies; Danny DeVito movies, and some more.
Favorite Board Games:
Favorite Video Games:
Run 21
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Great Books Read Recently:
Blueprint for Living
Book Currently Reading:
Stihl chainsaw repair manuals. ~ ~

An Interview with NoIDAtAll

Last updated: 8/5/2003
The Fool:
How do you define success?
Being at peace with myself, family, freinds, co-workers and God.
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
The first Easter.
The Fool:
What, in your opinion, are some of life's big mysteries?
Lemme think about that.
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