Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer (TMFFischer), advisor of Motley Fool Pro and Motley Fool Options, started his career at the Motley Fool in 1996, when he worked on the original Fool Portfolio with David and Tom Gardner. For nearly twenty years, he's been making fully-accountable investment recommendations for readers and members, and participating in conversations about them on discussion boards. Jeff is the author or editor on some of the Fool's best-selling investment books.

General Information

Jeff Fischer
Fool Since:
April 3 1997
JeffFischer (9/15/2008), TMFJeff (1/12/2004)
Where I Live:
Washington DC

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
ACIA, AMZN, AFSI, AXP, AIG, AMT, AMTD, AMGN, AAPL, CAB, CELG, FB, FDS, GOOG, MA, MDT, NATH, NFLX, OTEX, ORCL, PNRA, PZZA, PAYC, SWKS, SBUX, TSLA, VMI, VRSK, VRSN, V, VFIAX, WHR, NYSEMKT: FAZ (Short), NYSEMKT: FXE (Short), NYSEMKT: VXX (Short), Short April 2017 $80 puts on VRSN, Short April 2017 $85 calls on VRSN, Short March 2017 $129 puts on FB

Investing Favorites

They're in Motley Fool Pro and MF Options.
Technology/Software, Financial/Insurance, Consumer, Popcorn/Dark Chocolate, Coffee/Tea, Costa Rica/Italy/Paris
Pro Philosophy & Strategy
Needle Working for the 21st Century, Popcorn Afficionado, and Writing Options to Pay for Everything

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I work toward steady profits over any reasonable period of time using long-term stocks, shorter-term options, ETFs, shorts/hedges. The goal is compounding long-term stock value, steady option income, help from hedges and shorts during downturns, and overall strong long-term returns with less volatility -- driven most by owning competitively-advantaged businesses with compounding free cash flow and a strong re-investment track record.
Greatest Investment:
My time.
Worst Investment:
My time.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Elementary, Middle, High, University
Job Title
Portfolio Manager, Motley Fool Pro; Advisor, Motley Fool Options
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool


Personal Quote:
1) Whatever you do, it won't be enough -- unless you tell yourself it's enough, enough for now, at least. 2) Sustainability is the biggest long-term issue. Businesses need to operate sustainably or it's ultimately for naught. 3) The health of the ocean (let alone freshwater) can't be ignored.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Not sure until I meet them.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Costa Rica, Italy, France, S. Florida, Netherlands, Western U.S.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Kayaking, hiking... the Cubs (God love 'em, they're terrible).(Written 1990s! Update to 2016! Champs!)
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Indie, World, Jazz, Classical, Reggae -- a streaming mix of everything.
Great Books Read Recently:
My Father's Tears -- John Updike (a great collection of stories)
Book Currently Reading:
In the Garden of Beasts --Erik Larson

An Interview with TMFFischer

Last updated: 9/22/2014
The Fool:
Who killed Kennedy?
The public's love, unfortunately, which got him elected.
The Fool:
Is there a public figure that inspires you?
I like the figure 50. It's nice and round. 100 is nice, too.
The Fool:
What is your favorite techno gadget?
Apple peeler.
[Read the full Interview]