General Information

Name:
Tony Miller
Fool Since:
May 9 1997
Where I Live:
Long Island,, NY

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Stocks I Own:
AMZN, AAPL, TXT, SWIR, JNJ, GE, BAC, COST, DIS, DNKN, DVY, EBAY, F, FB, JCP, KO, MCD, MO, NFLX, PYPL, T, VZ, CMCSA, VPMAX, VGELX, VFIAX, Motley Fool Holdings

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Iomega...in the old days

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
SUNY at Stony Brook, Dowling College
Job Title
Sr. Manager Community/Farm Team

Interests

Personal Quote:
it is what it is
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
And Did!! Cher <sigh>
Favorite Vacation Spots:
The beaches of Aruba, Kauai
Favorite Sports or Teams:
New York's!
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Country, Pop, and just about everything else
Great Books Read Recently:
Hamilton

An Interview with TMF2Aruba

Last updated: 5/29/2002
The Fool:
What's the biggest racket on Wall Street?
TMF2Aruba:
Definitely tennis. These rackets are much bigger than those used in paddle ball or....huh? Not that kind of racket? Oh. That's different. Nevermind.
The Fool:
Briefly review your favorite book:
TMF2Aruba:
There are a few, so I'd have to list my 3 favorites. I loved Les Miserables. There's just something in the way Victor Hugo can capture man's inhumanity to man. It's a beautiful story.
Speaking of beautiful stories, one that I think is a best kept secret is Boy's Life by Robert McCammon. This is an incredible work that captures a time of innocence like none I've ever read.
Finally, I can't say enough about Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. This story moved me so much that I went out to buy the story on audio just to hear it in the author's voice. This book is an experience in imagery, a must read, in my opinion.
The Fool:
Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment?
TMF2Aruba:
Ugh. To be honest, there have been several. But the one that will always stand out is the day I caught caught up in a lot of hype. There was this company called Comparator Systems (IDID) which supposedly was coming out with revolutionary new software that Visa was going to use for identification purposes. This was a penny stock that had risen to over $1 in unprecedented volume. Hundreds of millions of shares were being traded. Since it seemed so cheap, and "everybody" was paying so much attention, I decided to buy some. I did this without knowing a thing about the company. Bad idea.
It turned out that this company was nothing more than a scam, they had no product, and of course, the stock dropped to virtually nothing.
It taught me a lot about being Foolish...and foolish!
[Read the full Interview]