TMFKWMatt82

Matthew Frankel

General Information

Name:
Matthew Frankel
Fool Since:
October 13 2012
Aliases:
KWMatt82 (1/28/2014)
Where I Live:
Columbia, SC
Where I Grew Up:
Marlton, NJ
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
stocks, options
Stocks I Own:
PSEC, MORL, NLY, PMT, RIG, RF, ARO, O, BDCL, OLED, LINE, COH, CEFL, T, WFM, FDX, EBAY, TOT, CLF, BAC, EOD, OII, GOOG, PBR

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Any stock that is the right price at the right time
Industries:
Financials, Materials
Magazines:
Forbes, Money

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Retirement Strategies, Options
Greatest Investment:
Google IPO
Worst Investment:
First Solar at $210

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of South Carolina (B.S.) Nova Southeastern University (M.S.)
Job Title
Financials Specialist
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool

TMFKWMatt82 is following 2 Fools

An Interview with TMFKWMatt82

Last updated: 10/14/2014
The Fool:
What industry do you follow most closely and why?
TMFKWMatt82:
Banking. Not only because it's my job, but it really does represent some of the best values in the market right now.
The Fool:
What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
TMFKWMatt82:
I was a wrestler in high school....
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
TMFKWMatt82:
When I was about 15 years old, my grandfather had a book by David and Tom Gardner on his shelf. I started reading it and was hooked instantly.
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My Story

I grew up in a small New Jersey suburb and left to go to school in South Carolina where I got a physics degree. After college I moved to the sunny Florida Keys where I stayed and taught high school math and science for 5 years. Recently, my wife and I moved back to South Carolina where I am now a full-time writer and I'm loving every minute of it.