General Information

Name:
Maxx Chatsko
Fool Since:
September 21 2009
Aliases:
XMFBlacknGold (1/13/2016), TMFBlacknGoldOld (10/1/2015), BlacknGold (1/2/2013)
Where I Live:
Pittsburgh, PA
Where I Grew Up:
Everywhere on the East Coast
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium Low
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stick to what I know, which is synthetic biology and industrial biotech. My portfolio is small today, but the plan is to invest in leading companies as they hold IPOs in next several years and hold for a long time.
Stocks I Own:
AMRS, BAK, CDXS, REGI, RGEN, UTHR, XON

Investing Favorites

Industries:
Everything that is touched with biology tools is on the table. Which means, well, everything.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
My goal is to help people invest better with science. I'm best with biomanufacturing and synthetic biology tools, although I'm fascinated with technologies that monetize costs for specific industries (waste CO2 manufacturing, nuclear waste-consuming reactors, etc).
Worst Investment:
URA (week before Fukushima! lost about 40%)

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
B.S. Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY-ESF 2012; MS Materials Science Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 2016
Job Title
Contractor
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Scientist at ChemImage Corp., Blogger for TMF, Editor-in-Chief of SynBioBeta

Interests

Personal Quote:
"A country without idols is nothing." -Roberto Clemente
My Interests:
Reading, running, completing my arm sleeve, drinking lots and lots of tea, kayaking the Three Rivers
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Neil Tyson, Michio Kaku, Richard Dawkins
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Pirates, Penguins, Steelers. You're blindsided. I know.

An Interview with TMFBlacknGold

Last updated: 12/9/2014
The Fool:
In what way would society be different if bears had become the dominant sentient species?
TMFBlacknGold:
Charmin Ultra would be the lowest grade toilet paper.

How I Invest

Keep it simple, stupid.