ReubenGBrewer

Reuben Gregg Brewer

General Information

Name:
Reuben Gregg Brewer
Fool Since:
September 21 2012
Where I Live:
New York
Where I Grew Up:
New York
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Aggressive income stocks are my preference, though dividend growth is also important. I also own mutual funds when the fund invests in a way that would be difficult for me to do myself.
Stocks I Own:
It changes...

Investing Favorites

Industries:
REITs, Limited Partnerships
Books:
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Fooled by Randomness, and Atlas Shrugged
Magazines:
Forbes

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Equities and Mutual Funds
Greatest Investment:
REITs and LPs when they yielded 10%+
Worst Investment:
American Hertigage Fund

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Purchase College; Columbia University; Regis University
Former Jobs
Director of Research at Value Line

Interests

Personal Quote:
Quixotic
My Interests:
Running and playing guitar
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Disney
Favorite Sports or Teams:
New York Yankees
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly and Clue
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Jazz, 80's

An Interview with ReubenGBrewer

Last updated: 11/7/2012
The Fool:
Who killed Kennedy?
ReubenGBrewer:
I hear it was the same guys who killed Hoffa, but I didn't tell you that.
The Fool:
What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
ReubenGBrewer:
I have run about a dozen marathons and/or half marathons. However, my greatest personal athletic achievement was when I ran 26.2 miles by myself in preparation for my first marathon. I walked into my house and cried because I did that marathon for me and only me.
The Fool:
Is there a public figure that inspires you?
ReubenGBrewer:
Winston Churchill because he did the right thing when so many took the easy way out. Also the unkown Chinese man who stood in front of a tank at Tiananmen Square because he was willing to risk his life for freedom.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

My dad started an IRA for me when I was a teen and then introduced me to managing my own money a few years later. It's been a fun ride every since, including a nearly 15 year stint at Value Line where I started as a Mutual Funds Analyst and rose to the position of Director of Research. I truly enjoy investing and all the effort that goes into it, particularly when I get the chance to talk to me dad about it. In fact, I can spend days researching a stock even if I never buy it!

How I Invest

I love dividends and love dividend growth. So my research usually starts with one or both of these metrics. After that, I spend a lot time getting to know a company. I'm not looking for a one night stand, I'm looking to get married! I use mutual funds sparingly, and only when they do something that I don't have the time, expertise, or inclination to do myself.