TMF42

Bryan Hinmon, CFA

Bryan Hinmon, CFA helps manage money on a small team for Motley Fool Pro, a portfolio focused on earning absolute returns by employing longs, shorts, and options. Bryan is also a Senior Analyst on Motley Fool Options, a service dedicated to making options investing accessible to individual investors and finding winning options investing ideas. Bryan contributes regularly to The Motley Fool's daily podcast Market Foolery, helps run The Fool's Analyst Development Program, and is steadfastly committed to getting better every day.

General Information

Name:
Bryan Hinmon, CFA
Fool Since:
February 22 2010
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I generally buy growth companies at value prices. But don't be constrained -- have an open mind.
Stocks I Own:
AFSI, AIG, AIG-, AMT, BRK-B, DGS, EBAY, FB, HHC, MA, MPACX, ORCL, PRXL, SBUX, SKT, VMI, TRAMX, HSTRX, RPIBX, HSGFX, USAGX

Investing Favorites

Magazines:
Fast Company
People:
Fred Martin (DGI), Chuck Akre (Akre Capital), James Montier (GMO), Cook & Bynum, Preston Athey (T Rowe), Pitkowski & Trauner (Goodhaven)

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
The Stetson University
Job Title
Analyst, Motley Fool Pro & Motley Fool Options
Former Jobs
Principal - Bulwark Capital Management

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Take the stairs." -- That is my life philosophy.
My Interests:
Investing (I dig it even when I'm not at work), pushups and running, baseball and football, my beautiful wife
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Zig Ziglar
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Food: Cinnamon Buns, Restaurant: Parish Cafe (Boston, MA)
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Rays
Favorite Movies:
Snatch
Favorite Video Games:
Tecmo Super Bowl
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Johnny Cash, DMB, TI
Great Books Read Recently:
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch, Value Investing - James Montier, Fooled by Randomness - Nassim Taleb, Deep Survival - Laurence Gonzales
Book Currently Reading:
Poor Charlie's Almancack and Competition Demystified

An Interview with TMF42

Last updated: 7/15/2010
The Fool:
In what way would society be different if bears had become the dominant sentient species?
TMF42:
Honey-glazed salmon would replace lobster and caviar at fine dining establishments everywhere.
The Fool:
To what extent has your financial success, or lack thereof, been the result of luck versus skill?
TMF42:
Luck has certainly played a larger role than I care to admit. While I can't control my investing results, I can control my investing process. I've hade my greates success when I do my own digging on my own ideas. When I "borrow" an idea from elsewhere, I find my self blinded to the oncoming risks. I've learned to let everyone else enjoy their own wins - mine will come as a result of my own process. No shortcuts here.
The Fool:
Tell us an amusing anecdote about your childhood.
TMF42:
When I was a youngin' I trapped my older sister in the sofabed. We were folding each other up and "pretending" to sink the bed into the open hole. I wasn't strong enough and she got trapped - screaming and probably short of air. All is well now - and I do pushups all the time to make sure I am never too weak again.
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