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Education and Work
September 2 2004
Where I Live:
Where I Grew Up:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Lately, I've been investing in outstanding businesses that I'm comfortable holding on to for a long time.
Stocks I Own:
BRK-B, PG, CMG, COST, AAPL, EXEL, DIS, GOOG, GOOGL, VRTX, FBR, JAVA, VZ, CMCSA, NU, MPX, SAM, DNR, SBUX, AMZN, MKL, LNKD, WFM, MIDD, FB, TRIP, LUK, BIP, FOOLX
Apple, Procter & Gamble; Starbucks; Berkshire Hathaway; Chipotle
My Area of Expertise:
I probably have only one edge. I've been able to invest for the long term, and I don't check my stocks all that regularly. This "benign neglect" has worked for me so far.
Vertex has been a huge winner for me so far. Thanks, Rule Breakers!
My 'turnaround" thesis for Kodak, um, never quite panned out.
Money I Manage:
I manage our humble family portfolio.
Education And Work Information
Syracuse University, University of Massachusetts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Johns Hopkins University
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
I taught in NYC and London for 15 years.
O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!
Business; Investing; History; Poetry; Sports.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Block Island, Rhode Island.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Boston Red Sox; ND Football; New England Patriots; SU Basketball; Boston Bruins.
Seventh Seal; Tale of Two Cities; Casablanca; Henry V; Life Is Beautiful; The Mission.
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An Interview with TMFBane
Last updated: 4/30/2014
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
Boy, I wish I didn't buy that house years ago that I couldn't afford. We had just moved back from England, and I was desperate for a home. So, we impulsively bought a new house. Ultimately, we canceled the contract. It was a big debacle.
Tell us about your first date. Who was it with and where did you go? (Remember, this is a family show!) ;)
For my first date, I went ice skating with a girl I knew from school. It was around Christmas time, and I intended to buy her "Toys in the Attic" as a present. I remember the album cost around $5.99, which was a small fortune for me back then.
If you could be the CEO of any public company, which one and why?
If I could be CEO of any public company it would be the New York Times. I love content, and I'd be excited by the challenge of helping the company succeed in a digital world. I've always been a news junkie, so this would be perfect. I'm not sure that the NYT is the best investing idea at the moment (just to be clear).
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