General Information

Name:
Mike King
Fool Since:
September 22 2011
Aliases:
mikeydowndown (6/26/2012)
Where I Live:
Brisbane, Australia
Where I Grew Up:
Sydney, Australia
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Anything goes,from index trackers, high dividend yield stocks to small speculative plays. My strategies (Yes I have two) are different for my personal portfolio compared to my self managed retirement fund
Stocks I Own:
ASX:ALU, ASX:BAP, ASX:BAL, ASX:BWP, ASX:COH, ASX:CSL, ASX:CTN, ASX:FLT, ASX:ISD, ASX:IVV, ASX:LHC, ASX:NEA, ASX:RMD, ASX:SEK, ASX:SRX, ASX:SYD, ASX:TPM, ASX:VEU, ASX:VOC, ASX:VTG, ASX:VTS, ASX:WES, ASX:WOW

Investing Favorites

Newsletters:
Eternal Growth Partners (Australia), Pie Funds Management (NZ), Oaktree Capital (Howard Marks)
People:
Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger, George Soros, Peter Lynch, Phil Fisher, Christopher Brown, Joel Greenblatt

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Industrial type stocks, but trying to learn more about Resources and Energy stocks, given their dominance of the Australian Stock Exchange
Greatest Investment:
Nearmap, CSL, Cochlear, TPG Telecom, M2 Group, Sirtex, Vocus
Worst Investment:
Timbercorp
Money I Manage:
My own and SMSF with my partner

Education And Work Information

Job Title
Writer / Investment Analyst
Company / Organization
Motley Fool Australia

Interests

Personal Quote:
If you can't control it, don't worry about it
My Interests:
Skiing, Psy-trans music festivals, reading, investing, computers & technology, collecting hats (not just any hats - funny hats)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Anything Asian - Vietnamese is my favourite, closely followed by Thai, Indian and Australian seafood.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Isle of Pines - French Polynesia. New Zealand's South Island, Western Australia and Queensland, South Pacific - Fiji, Samoa etc
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Rugby Union - NSW Waratahs, ACT Brumbies and the Western Force. I'll watch any game featuring the NZ All-Blacks.

An Interview with TMFKinga

Last updated: 3/13/2014
The Fool:
As you were growing up (or now, raising children), did your family have any distinctive rituals or practices others might do well to emulate?
TMFKinga:
Sitting around the dinner table at night eating dinner. We were all required to be there (not that we had anywhere else to go). It was family time, and I think it bought us closer.
The Fool:
Your most heroic moment in life?
TMFKinga:
Jumping into a swimming pool fully clothed (with phone and wallet in pocket) to rescue my two year old daughter who had just fallen in.
The Fool:
Describe the most embarrassing personal moment you'll admit to!
TMFKinga:
None that I'll admit too!
[Read the full Interview]