Billy Kipersztok

General Information

Billy Kipersztok
Fool Since:
April 15 2013
TMFTailwind (8/3/2015), TMFTheRealDeal (5/8/2013), TMFChemist (4/18/2013)
Where I Grew Up:
Gainesville, FL

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks (long/short), Options, Warrants
Stocks I Own:
AMT, AMZN, BR, CGNX, FB, FLT, GNTX, GOOG, GOOGL, IPGP, MA, MELI, MKL, MLHR, PCLN, ROIC, TDG, TRIP, V, WINA, Short Jan 2017 $32 calls on FAZ, Short Jan 2017 $74 calls on VXX, Short Jan 2017 $110 puts on AAPL, Long Jan 2017 $70 calls on FB, Short Jan 2017 $140 puts on BRK-B, Short Jan 2017 $72.50 puts on FB, Long Jan 2017 $30 calls on SWKS, Long Jan 2017 $70 Calls on DIS, Long Jan 2017 $70 calls on AMT, Short Jan 2017 $90 puts on GILD

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Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Florida, University of Central Florida
Job Title
Senior Analyst
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Analyst Development Program (TMF), Analytics Intern (Atlanta Hawks)


Personal Quote:
"Don't think outside the box. Live outside the box and think normally." -JT Louviere
My Interests:
Basketball (and sports in general), investing, trying new things
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
José Mujica, Nasir Jones
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Siesta Key, FL
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Florida Gators, Portland Trail Blazers, U.S. Soccer, Bayer Leverkusen
Favorite Movies:
The Big Lebowski, Gladiator, Children of Men
Favorite Board Games:
Chess, Risk, Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Backgammon
Favorite Video Games:
Sports predominantly (Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA) but also Call of Duty and GTA franchises
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Old school soul (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, etc)
Great Books Read Recently:
Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategies - Bruce Pandolfini
Book Currently Reading:
The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence - Benoit Mandelbrot

How I Invest

I look to invest in companies that have a combination of the following characteristics: (1) Their industry and addressable market opportunity is large and/or growing quickly (2) They enjoy inherent advantages over their competition (3) The company generates favorable - and sustainable - economic returns (margins, ROE, ROIC, etc.) (4) The management team is invested in the company's success (financially and otherwise) and is shareholder-friendly (5) The company is in good financial health (6) The market price represents a favorable risk/reward dynamic for long-term investors