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, AMT, AMZN, ANET, BKNG, CASY, CGNX, CLX, CMG, COHR, COST, CVX, CY, DIS, DNR, DWSN, EBIX, ELLI, EQIX, ETN, EXEL, FB, GE, GES, GLW, GOOG, GOOGL, HASI, HCSG, HD, HEI, ILMN, INFN, INTC, IONS, IPGP, ISRG, JLL, LFUS, LOW, LULU, MA, MDT, MIDD, MKC, MKL, MRK, MYRX, NKE, NUE, NVDA, NXPI, PAYC, PAYX, PG, ROIC, ROP, SBUX, SHOP, SKT, SQ, SSW, STAG, SWKS, SYY, T, TDG, TROW, TSLA, TXRH, UA, UAA, ULTA, UNH, VEEV, VRTX, XOM, and ZAYO. My (elderly) mother has given me trading authority over her account. She holds shares of: ADP, AFL, AMT, AMZN, ANET, CASY, CGNX, CL, CLX, CVX, DIS, ESRX, ETN, EXEL, GE, GOOG, HD, INTC, IPGP, ISRG, JNJ, MA, MIDD, MKC, MRK, NKE, NUE, PAYX, PG, SBUX, SWKS, SYY, T, TROW, TXRH, ULTA, 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, GLW, 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 9/29/18, my personal largest 29 holdings (including cash and mutual funds) are: NVDA, BJBIX, VINEX, $cash, ISRG, BARAX, EXEL, IPGP, PRSVX, CSRSX, MDT, NKE, EBIX, UNH, FB, GOOG + GOOGL, MA, JLL, SHOP, TDG, AMZN, VRTX, CMG, SWKS, SBUX, UA + UAA, PAYC, HEI and ULTA. Changes on the leader-board since 6/29/18 are solely due to price changes, as I executed no transactions in the last three months (except relatively small scheduled withdrawals from three of the mutual funds). Significant changes are: ISRG went from 8th to 5th; IPGP went from 5th to 8th; JLL went from 15th to 18th; AMZN went from 24th to 21st; VRTX went from 25th to 22nd; SWKS went from 19th to 24th; and UA+UAA went from 22nd to 26th. Why 29? Each of my top 29 are >1% of my portfolio. INFN dropped out of the club in the past three months, but PAYC, HEI and ULTA are newly-joined members, due to price appreciation. CGNX is just on the outside, looking in...
Boards:
Stock boards: Corning, Littelfuse, Roper Technologies and Zayo Group. General boards: 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. (Sogyal Rinpoche, modified). 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 Sensuous" and "Becoming Animal" - both by David Abram
Book Currently Reading:
Transcending the Levels of Consciousness - Hawkins

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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