TMFJcar

Jamal Carnette, CFA

General Information

Name:
Jamal Carnette, CFA
Fool Since:
August 17 2012
Aliases:
XMFJCar (10/27/2017), TMFJCar1 (2/24/2017), jcareagle (8/20/2012)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Equities, Bonds, Options
Stocks I Own:
T, IVV, AAPL, CTRE, ZOES, GERN, GE, BBRY, FB, GOOG, SHOP, ENV, KNDI, WING, TASR, GM, BOFI

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
AAPL,
Industries:
Anything
Books:
The Big Short, The Intelligent Investor, The Elements of Style
Newsletters:
Anything Foolish
Magazines:
Rolling Stone
Blogs:
Here (of course), The Reformed Broker, Andrew Ross Sorkin's Dealbook, Huffington Post
People:
Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Bill Gross, any investment professional willing to challenge "common wisdom" on Wall Street (which is generally wrong).

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Tech, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples
Greatest Investment:
Ford Bonds (purchased during CEO's Capitol Hill testimony)
Worst Investment:
Bear Stearns (thanks Cramer!!!) and Ford Bonds (that I sold way too early).
Money I Manage:
My own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
George Mason University BS Finance; American University, MS Finance,
Job Title
Contractor
Company / Organization
Read upper lefthand corner!
Former Jobs
Stockbroker, Financial Advisor, Mortgage Originator

Interests

Personal Quote:
You should be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.--Warren Buffett If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less.--General Eric Shinseki
My Interests:
Sports, spirited (and cordial) debate, finance
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
John Stewart, any living President, Seth MacFarlane, Warren Buffett.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Seafood, Pizza (non-chain)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Vacation?!?! What is that?
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Nats, Wizards, Steelers
Favorite Movies:
Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Hunger Games, any Bond movie
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly
Favorite Video Games:
GoldenEye
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Alternative: Nirvana, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, DMB Rap: Biggie, 2Pac, and Eminem
Great Books Read Recently:
The Big Short, Outliers, The Tipping Point
Book Currently Reading:
CFA Texts, Fisher Investments: Tech

An Interview with TMFJcar

Last updated: 2/12/2015
The Fool:
How do you define success?
TMFJcar:
I have this saying "Head, Heart, Health" that plays into my definition of success. Every day I try to become more intelligent, healthier, and a better human being (heart) than the day before. I'd define success as a person that's able to do the aforementioned things most days.
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
TMFJcar:
For balance, I'd love to go back to Oct. 28, 1929. It was the start of the Great Depression - it would be good to remember that things have been worse and we've always bounced back stronger.
The Fool:
What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
TMFJcar:
My best investment is also my worst. In the midst of the huge market meltdown, I bought Ford bonds for $0.12 on the dollar. Three weeks later they offered $0.32 per and I agreed. Last time I checked those bonds traded at $1.40 on the dollar.