General Information

Name:
Bob Fiore
Fool Since:
April 5 2005
Aliases:
DatabaseBob (9/28/2007)
Where I Live:
Boulder, CO

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Individual stocks and mutual funds; sometimes my Mom holds Treasury bonds.
Stocks I Own:
I own shares in these companies and have trading authority on the accounts that hold them: AFL, AKAM, AMBA, AMT, AMZN, ARRY, BOOM, CASY, CGNX, CLB, CLX, CMG, COH, COST, CVX, CY, DIS, DNR, DWSN, EBIX, ELLI, ESRX, ETN, EXEL, FB, GE, GES, GOOG, GOOGL, HD, HEI, ILMN, INFN, INTC, IONS, IPGP, ISRG, JLL, LOW, LULU, MA, MDT, MIDD, MKC, MKL, MRK, MYRX, NKE, NUAN, NUE, NVDA, NXPI, PAYC, PAYX, PCLN, PG, PRAA, ROIC, SBUX, SHOP, SNHY, SSW, STAG, SWKS, SYY, T, TDG, TROW, TSLA, TXRH, UA, UAA, ULTA, UNH, VRTX, XOM. My (elderly) mother has given me trading authority over her account. She holds shares of: ADP, AFL, AMT, AMZN, CASY, CL, CLX, CVX, DIS, ESRX, ETN, EXEL, GE, GOOG, HD, INTC, IPGP, ISRG, JNJ, MA, MIDD, MKC, MRK, NUE, PAYX, PG, SWKS, SYY, T, TDG, TROW, XOM. My wife owns shares in these companies and I do NOT have trading authority on her accounts: AAPL, AFL, AMGN, AMZN, AON, BA, C, CL, CSCO, CSX, DIS, DNOW, ETN, FISV, GE, GOOG, GOOGL, HD, JNJ, LFUS, MSFT, NFLX, NOV, NUAN, PAYX, PCAR, PLOW, QSII, SBUX, SCHW, SPGI, SYK, SYY, TSCO, UNFI, UNH My wife and I jointly hold an account over which we share trading authority. It holds shares of: ADP, AMT, JNJ.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
As of 9/30/17, my personal largest 19 are NVDA, EXEL, IPGP, ISRG, MDT, EBIX, FB, NKE, SWKS, UNH, GOOG (both classes combined), JLL, SBUX, CMG, VRTX, SHOP, MA, UA (both classes), and INFN (actually, mutual fund BJBIX is #1). Changes on the leader-board since 12/31/16 are solely due to price changes. Why 19? Each of my top 19 are >1% of my portfolio. AKAM is just on the outside looking in.
Boards:
Stock boards: Roper Technologies and Zayo Group. General boards: Hidden Gems Member-Built Portfolio and Saul's Investing Discussions.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Three decades plus of Value Line subscription and American Association of Individual Investors (life) membership. MBA from Stern School of Business with (an unofficial) minor in Finance. Three-plus years of accounting classes between my bachelors and masters degrees.
Greatest Investment:
NVDA in 2004, but MDT in 1994 is a close runner-up.
Worst Investment:
WPRT bought in 2012 and exited in 2016, but AIG bought in 1995 and exited in 2008 is almost as bad.
Money I Manage:
Mine, my Mom's, and my wife and I co-manage a portion of our shared assets.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Jamaica High School, Queens College/CUNY, Stern Business School - NYU
Job Title
Motley Fool Maintenance Coverage Fool
Company / Organization
Freelance
Former Jobs
Database Analyst (retired)

Interests

Personal Quote:
Absolutely everything you do matters. Choose thoughtfully. / Also, "The shares crash; hopes are dashed. Peope forget; forget they're hiding." - "Eminence Front" The Who (Pete Townshend) / "Two Fools born a minute; Guess that makes me three" David Lee Roth
My Interests:
The Stock Market (duh!), avid cyclist (roadie), wine aficionado; also enjoy kayaking and road trips (so much to explore!)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The Black Cat - Boulder CO
Favorite Vacation Spots:
New Zealand
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Cycling, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Classic Jazz, Classic Rock, some Modern Rock, and Baroque and Classical music
Great Books Read Recently:
The Spell of the Sensous - David Abram

An Interview with TMFDatabasebob

Last updated: 5/28/2006
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
TMFDatabasebob:
The enlightenment of the original Buddha, as a fly-on-the-wall inside his mind.
The Fool:
How do you define success?
TMFDatabasebob:
When I'm dead, anyone who remembers me will remember me fondly. I hope that the things that took me effort to learn will have been passed on to a new generation with less effort. I try to embody that in my TMF postings.
The Fool:
What do you fear most?
TMFDatabasebob:
Senility
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