TMFFischer

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

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

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AFSI, AIG, AMT, AXP, CSTE, FB, GILD, GOOG, MA, NATH, PZZA, PNRA, ORCL, OTEX, RVBD, ROC, SBUX, SWKS, SYN, TSLA, TUP, V, VMI, WFM, WU, FAZ (Short), FXE (Short), VXX (Short), Short October 2014 $72 puts on FB, Short October 2014 $80 puts on GPRO, Short October 2014 $280 calls on TSLA, Short October 2014 $40 puts on AFSI, Long Jan 2015 $35 calls on KO

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
They're in Motley Fool Pro and MF Options.
Industries:
Technology/Software, Financial/Insurance, Consumer, Popcorn/Chocolate
Boards:
Pro Philosophy & Strategy
Magazines:
Barron's, Smithsonian, National Geographic

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I work toward profits over any reasonable period of time (2-3 years) using long-term stocks, shorter-term options, ETFs, shorts/hedges. The goal is compounding stock value, along with steady returns with less volatility due to option income, hedges and shorts.
Greatest Investment:
My time.
Worst Investment:
My time.
Money I Manage:
Dollars, pesos, euros -- whatever you want. My family is invested primarily in U.S. dollars and Costa Rican Colones (nice interest rates! nice inflation, too (ahem)). I also have some euros somewhere in the drawer, and some old francs, marks, lira, pesetas... no bitcoins.

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

Interests

Personal Quote:
Don't let short-term worries or media noise overpower you when it comes to your money; invest with the long-term in mind. Businesses can outlive all of us. Invest in those that likely will. On options: to complement your stocks, mostly use the options strategies that work repeatedly (writing options); and opportunistically buy options.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Not sure until I meet them.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Costa Rica, Guadeloupe (FWI), France, Italy, S. Florida, Western U.S. -- would love to see Africa, but is it really a "vacation" spot?
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Kayaking, hiking... the Cubs (God love 'em, they're terrible).
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Indie on iTunes Radio, World, Jazz, Classical, Reggae, Lucky Dube, DMB, Peter Gabriel, SP, Cloud Cult -- or a streaming mix of everything.
Great Books Read Recently:
My Father's Tears -- John Updike (a great collection of stories)
Book Currently Reading:
What the Internet is doing to our Brains: The Shallows. -Nicolas Carr

An Interview with TMFFischer

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