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, AVAV, ECOL, CHRW, BKE, VBR, AWAY, ECON, CHUY, CCU, PG, COH, STAG, SSTK, SE

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.
Magazines:
The Economist, (pretty much the only investing magazine I read)
Blogs:
Shadow Stocks, Odd ball stocks, value uncovered

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." Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect. (1846-1912)
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