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, ETFs
Stocks I Own:
ADBE, AMT, AMZN, ANET, BR, CGNX, CNSWF, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, HD, K (short), MA, MELI, NVR, ROIC, SQ, TCEHY, V, Long ADBE Jan 20 $190 calls, Short ADBE Jan 20 $195 puts, Short ADBE Oct 18 $245 calls, Long AMT Jan 20 $80 calls, Long AMT Jan $100 calls, Long AMT Jan 20 $135 calls, Short AMT Jan 19 $145 calls, Short AMT Jan 20 $140 calls, Long BRK.B Jan 20 $145 calls, Long BRK.B Jan 20 $190 calls, Short BRK.B Jan 20 $200 puts, Short BRK.B Sep 18 $200 calls, Long EBAY Jan 20 $23 calls, Short EBAY Oct 18 $35 calls, Short EBAY Oct 18 $39 calls, Long JD Jan 20 $20 calls, Short JD Sep 18 $35 puts, Short JD Sep 18 $40 calls, Long QQQ Jan 20 $163 puts, Short QQQ Jan 20 $163 calls, Long QQQ Jan 20 $175 puts, Short QQQ Jan 20 $175 calls, Long SQ Jan 19 $30 calls, Short SQ Dec 18 $65 calls, Short VXX Jan 19 $100 calls, Short VXX Jan 19 $105 calls

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), chess, 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, Castles of Burgundy, Risk, Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Backgammon
Favorite Video Games:
Sports predominantly (Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA) but also Call of Duty, GTA franchises, Red Dead Redemption, Fortnite
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Old school soul / Motown (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, etc), R&B (Miguel, Gallant, Jorja Smith, Sabrina Claudio)
Great Books Read Recently:
How Not To Die - Dr. Michael Greger
Book Currently Reading:
Akiba Rubinstein: Move by Move - Zenón Franco

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