General Information

Name:
Frank Thomas
Fool Since:
June 11 2012
Aliases:
TMFrank (5/10/2013), XMFFrank (4/17/2013)
Where I Live:
Washington, DC

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Pretty much anything that's better off than its price would suggest. I do like pricing power and a diversified customer base, and I am generally skeptical of growth. But, if the price is right, I'm in.
Stocks I Own:
WPRT, AAPL, PM, AMZN, DIS, INTC, NUAN, JNJ, VYM, MSFT, ESRX, VBK, BAMXF, VDE, VWO, AMRC, F, EXPE, ECOL, CHRW, BKE, VBR, AWAY, ECON, CHUY, CCU, PG, COH, STAG, SSTK, SE, DNR, DES, PCLN, LUK, AXP, CPA, BRK-B, SCTY, MELI, HHC, BIDU,TGH, HABT, CMG, CMP, MA, TRIP

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Honestly, I try really hard not to fall in love with companies.
Books:
The Intelligent Investor, The Little Book that Builds Wealth, The Little Book of Valuation, Investment Valuation 2nd Edition,
Newsletters:
All of the above.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Knowing my limits. I do have a better-than-layman's understanding of valuation and economics, but I'm hardly an expert in either. (Good thing too. Learning is too much fun!)
Money I Manage:
My own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Ohio University
Job Title
Analyst
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Analyst Intern, the Motley Fool, Newspaper Reporter

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big."
My Interests:
Other than investing? Photography, economics, cars and being a compulsive autodidact.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Any town, city or country that speaks a language I don't understand and has a culture I've never experienced. If it doesn't have a history of kidnapping Americans, even better. In the past, I've been flexible about the last one.
Favorite Movies:
Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Godfather, Annie Hall In that order.
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly -- Find me a game with better trash talk. "Eat my interlocking directorate, loser!"
Favorite Video Games:
The Elder Scrolls series, Assassin's Creed
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Blues,
Great Books Read Recently:
Rock Paper Scissors, The Day of the Locust (for the nth time), Infinite Jest
Book Currently Reading:
Games of Strategy, Introductory Econometrics