TMFBuck

Buck Hartzell

Having grown up in a family business, Buck developed an interest in compounding money early in life. He is forever indebted to his mother for introducing him to investing. Buck earned a B.A. in Sociology from McDaniel College and an MBA for Wake Forrest University. In 1998 he became a fulltime Fool, initially working in the Fool's technology department. He now heads up investor learning and operations working closely with the Fool's world class group of analysts. His Motley core value is... Be Learning, Always.

General Information

Name:
Buck Hartzell
Fool Since:
December 17 1998
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA
Where I Grew Up:
Lititz, PA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Good businesses with capable management teams that have promising opportunities to earn high returns on capital.
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AIG, AMIE.PK, ANCX, ATRI, BRK-A, BRK-B, BH, BKE, BIP, BOFI, BYDDY.PK, COH, CSCO,CWGL, DGICA, DLB, EBAY, EPAX, FRFHF, LUK, L, MKL, MELI, MSFT, NPBC, LSE:OPAY, OSHSP, PDER.PK, PLSDF.PK, SUSQ, USB, WFC, WTM, Long Oct 2018 $34.01 warrants on WFC

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
See the stocks I own

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
General & opportunistic investing. Behavioral finance.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
McDaniel College (BA), Wake Forest University (MBA)
Job Title
Director Investor Learning and Operations
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool

Interests

Personal Quote:
Prepare for life as if you're going to live forever. Live each day as if it's your last - John Wooden
My Interests:
Learning new things, Mixed Martial arts , traveling and reality TV
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Charlie Munger
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Anything with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Inn at Little Washington
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Bali
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Basketball- Boston Celtics and Demon Deacs
Favorite Movies:
Caddyshack
Favorite Board Games:
High Society (fun and quick)
Favorite Video Games:
Robotron
Favorite Music or Musicians:
The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel
Great Books Read Recently:
There's Always Something to Do by Christopher Risso-Gill
Book Currently Reading:
The Future of Boards by Jay W. Lorsch

An Interview with TMFBuck

Last updated: 10/28/2003
The Fool:
Give a short description of your best and/or worst vacation.
TMFBuck:
Best- Long honeymoon, around the world
Worst- A long ride home in my VW GTI after hurting my back skiing.
The Fool:
Your most heroic moment in life?
TMFBuck:
Changing a diaper for the first time.
The Fool:
What's your favorite activity (within the realm of good taste)?
TMFBuck:
Traveling to different places.
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

In one word, opportunistically. The goal is always to find wonderful businesses, run by honest and capable people, trading at reasonable prices.