TMFHobo

Jeremy Bowman

Fool since 2011. I write about consumer goods, the big picture, and whatever else piques my interest.

General Information

Name:
Jeremy Bowman
Fool Since:
November 1 2011
Aliases:
TMFHoboClown (11/1/2011), TMFBowman (11/1/2011)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I like growth stocks and options.
Stocks I Own:
CMG, SODA, NKE, AAPL, SSTK, MCP, PRMW, DDD, GM, LF, CAT, JPM, ANFI, WGO

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
I enjoy following AMZN, SODA, LULU, and P among others
Industries:
Restaurants, Social Media, Transportation
Magazines:
Fortune, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Week (Business Section)

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I would say I know the most about the restaurant industry.
Greatest Investment:
CMG
Worst Investment:
JBLU
Money I Manage:
My own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Colorado College, BA, 2001. American University, MBA, 2011
Job Title
Fool Contirbutor
Company / Organization
Motley Fool
Former Jobs
restaurant manager, small town newspaper reporter

Interests

My Interests:
I enjoy sports, comedy and food.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Matt Taibbi, Stephen Colbert, Larry David
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Gray's Papaya is a lifetime favorite. I'm also a big fan of deli sandwiches and half sour pickles.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Anywhere warm and Spanish speaking. Maine's cool too.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
1986 Mets
Favorite Movies:
Clerks, Swingers, The Wrestler, Hoop Dreams, Clue, The Big Lebowski, Office Space
Favorite Board Games:
Scrabble
Favorite Video Games:
Super Tecmo Bowl on the original Nintendo. It is simply in a class of its own.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
I like 90's-era rap, some classic rock, and electronic stuff. My current favorite Pandora stations are Manu Chao, Gorillaz, and The Cars.
Book Currently Reading:
Moneyball

TMFHobo is following 1 Fool

An Interview with TMFHobo

Last updated: 1/5/2012
The Fool:
What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
TMFHobo:
I scored 9 points in a row in the fourth quarter in the high school student-faculty basketball games sparking a comeback victory by the students.
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
TMFHobo:
I'd always seen the name on various websites and found it intriguing. It sounds like it's meant to be a funny website like the Onion or something, but as I became more interested in investing I began to visit more often.
The Fool:
What's the most overrated idea, person, or event in our culture?
TMFHobo:
I think formal education tends to be pretty overrated. We seem to conflate education with intelligence and ability, but really there's a pretty large self-selection bias there. You can be smart without being educated and educated without being smart. The Gardner brothers, who founded the Fool, are notably English majors with no formal training in investing.
[Read the full Interview]