TMFCADeb

Deborah Gray

General Information

Name:
Deborah Gray
Fool Since:
April 27 2006
Aliases:
CADeb (12/9/2014)
Where I Live:
San Diego, CA
Where I Grew Up:
San Diego, CA
Gender:
Female

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Building the Odyssey 1 Portfolio sprinkled with some Rule Breakers
Stocks I Own:
ABMD, AMZN,ANET,ATVI, BIDU, BOFI, CELG, CGNX, CMG, DIS, EXEL, FB, GILD, GOOGL, ILMN, IONS, IPGP, MASI, MELI, MIDD, NFLX, NVEE, NYT, OAK, PYPL, SBUX, SHOP, SPLK, TEAM,TSCO,TSLA, TXRH, UA, VEEV, ZG, Long Jan 2018 $17.5 Calls on KMI, Short Jan 2018 $17.5 Puts on KMI

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
I like disruptive companies with a great story and visionary leaders. In some rare cases, I will buy them before they are profitable.
Newsletters:
Supernova
Magazines:
Rolling Stone, Time
Blogs:
Wait But Why
People:
Musicians.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Commercial Aerospace
Greatest Investment:
TSLA
Worst Investment:
Garmin
Money I Manage:
My own.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
San Diego State
Job Title
Manager, Customer Support
Former Jobs
IT Project Manager

Interests

Personal Quote:
Today Decides Tomorrow
My Interests:
Investing, Baking, Live Theater
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Elon Musk
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Mexican
Favorite Board Games:
Dimension, Stones of Fate, Pandemic
Favorite Music or Musicians:
RHCP, Hozier, Imagine Dragons, All the 80s Alternative Bands: Cure, Tears for Fears, Oingo Boingo, Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode
Book Currently Reading:
How Not to Be Wrong - Using the Power of Mathematical Thinking

An Interview with TMFCADeb

Last updated: 7/16/2015
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
TMFCADeb:
Space exploration comes to mind, but I'm going with the computer. It's fundamentally changed the life of human beings in ways previous generations cannot have imagined. Just one offshoot of a computerized society is the internet connectedness, an extraordinary change to our global civilization.
The Fool:
Have you had a brush with fame, the proverbial '15 minutes'? Tell us about it.
TMFCADeb:
I made a deal with Monty Hall! Actually, he gave me $500 for correctly guessing the answer in a pricing game. I was too poor at the time to even consider trading it for a door.
The Fool:
What is your favorite techno gadget?
TMFCADeb:
Nothing too sophisticated, just my iPhone. It's so easy to use and has become incredibly handy.
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My Story

I have lived in San Diego, California most my life, except for two year on a work assignment in Scotland. As a recently minted Finance graduate from San Diego State, I accepted a position with a commercial aerospace company. It's now been 28 years, and the company has been acquired twice but I still enjoy working. When I'm not working, my hobby is investing and that's what led me to the Motley Fool. The boards are full of people who never get tired of wanting to talk about investing! (Unlike my friends and family). For fun, I belong to Mensa, which is filled with diverse and interesting people who love to play board games.

How I Invest

In my early investing years, I filled my portfolio with far too many Rule Breakers that I didn't understand well enough and didn't analyze properly. Later, I added more Stock Advisor picks to get some balance. I still felt that my portfolio lacked balance and a cohesive strategy, so I became in inaugural member of Supernova and have been following Odyssey1 closely. I have an enormous respect and appreciation to that team, as I have enjoyed much better returns than I ever managed on my own.