TMFBos

Blake Bos

A home grown Kansan and largely self taught investor. I wouldn't classify myself by any particular investing style, just opportunistic. My dream investment would have a greater than 10% free cash flow return on enterprise value and be growing at above industry average rates. Some of my favorite industries to watch right now are: alternative energy, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, and media content production companies. Follow me on any of the social media websites below for the most important 3D printing industry developments and other great stories.

General Information

Name:
Blake Bos
Fool Since:
September 18 2012

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium Low
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
ETF's, ETN's, stocks, and fixed income.
Stocks I Own:
aapl, dlbs, gme, atvi, ibm, mu, rig, rsh, soda, lf, tasr, tkr, tmst, robo, nm, Long Jan 2015 $42.50 calls on SODA

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
aapl, mu, rig, rsh, soda, tkr, robo, ibm, tasr, atvi,
Industries:
Consumer Goods and Industrials
Books:
1. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham 2. One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch 3. F Wall Street by Joe Ponzio 4. How to Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt 5. Essays of Warren Buffet by Warren Buffet 6. First Break all of the Rules by Marcus Buckingham 7, Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman 8. Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham & David Dodd 9. CFA Volumes 1-6 10. The Little Book That Still Beats the Markets by Joel Greenblatt 11. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Fisher 12. Enough by John Bogle 13. Money Masters of our Time by David Train 14. The Snowball Effect by Alice Schroeder 15. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 16. The Real Deal by Sandy Weill 17. Contrarian Investment Strategies by David Dreman 18. The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias 19. Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor 20. Mania’s, Panic’s, and Crashes by Klindleberger, Aliber, and Solow 21. Influence by Robert B. Cialdini 22. Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Newsletters:
Capital Link Shipping Weekly; Mortgage News Daily;
Magazines:
Popular Science, Scientific American, and Harvard Business Review
Blogs:
The Big Picture; Value Investing World; Calculated Risk; Macro Man; Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Focus on identifying healthy companies with high FCF yield on enterprise value in relation to growth prospects.
Greatest Investment:
MDF
Worst Investment:
HQS
Money I Manage:
Personal Portfolio

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Kansas State University
Job Title
Financial Analyst
Company / Organization
Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Quicken Loans; Wells Fargo; United Parcel Service

Interests

Personal Quote:
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
My Interests:
Mountain Biking; Motocross; Basketball; Wine; Cooking; Hand-Crafted Cocktails; Reading; Writing; INVESTING; Traveling
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Seth Klarman, Warren Buffet, John Train, Ricky Carmichael, Chuck Norris, Gandhi; Abraham Lincoln; Thomas Freedman; Julius Caesar; Bruce Lee;