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:
AAPL, AFSI, AIG, AMGN, AMT, AMTD, AMZN, AXP, DIS, FB, GILD, GOOG, MA, NATH, NFLX, PZZA, PNRA, ORCL, OTEX, SBUX, SWKS, SYN, TRRCX, TSLA, TUP, V, VMI, WFM, WU, NYSEMKT: FAZ (Short), NYSEMKT: FXE (Short), NYSEMKT: VXX (Short), Short November 2015 $120 puts on AAPL, Short December 2015 $102 puts on FB, Short December 2015 $19 calls on WU, Short January 2017 $30 puts on TWTR, Long January 2017 $30 calls on TWTR, Long January 2017 $35 calls on KO, Long January 2017 $30 calls on AAL

Investing Favorites

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

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I work toward absolute profits over any reasonable period of time (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.

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:
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:
Orfeo -Richard Powers

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]