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:
ACIA, AMZN, AXP, AIG, AMT, AMGN, AAPL, CAB, CELG, COHR, CTRL, FB, FDS, GOOG, LUV, MA, MDT, MELI, MOMO, NATH, NTES, NFLX, NVDA, OTEX, ORCL, PZZA, PAYC, SWKS, SBUX, SQ, TSLA, VEEV, VMI, VRSK, VRSN, V, VFIAX, WHR, NYSEMKT: FAZ (Short), NYSEMKT: VXX (Short), Short September 2017 $24 puts on SQ

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
They're in Motley Fool Pro, Motley Fool Options and above (a few legacy caveats aside, above).
Industries:
Technology/Software, Financial/Insurance, Consumer, Popcorn/Dark Chocolate, Coffee/Tea, Costa Rica/Italy/Paris
Boards:
Pro Philosophy & Strategy, Pro Social Banter, Options Member Suggestions
Magazines:
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

Interests

Personal Quote:
The only way to even start to know the world is to experience the world in as many various ways as possible. And even then you can't scratch the surface. But it's easy to know a few universal truths.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Not sure until I meet them.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Costa Rica, Paris, Italy, tropical islands, Sweden, Canada, Western U.S., on the Sea, in a Jungle, atop a Mountain
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Kayaking, hiking... the Cubs (God love 'em, they're terrible).(Written in the 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:
The Hidden Life of Trees

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]