General Information

Name:
Danny Vena
Fool Since:
April 12 2001
Aliases:
dvena (12/9/2014)
Where I Live:
Longmont, CO
Where I Grew Up:
Cliffwood Beach, NJ
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Motley!
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AMAVF, AMBA, AMC, AMCX, AMZN, ATW, BIDU, BOFI, CGNX, CMG, CNI, CTRX, DDD, DIS, ESRX, FB, GILD, GOOG, GPRO, HAIN, HAS, ILMN, IMAX, INFN, INVN, IPGP, ISIS, ISRG, KMI, KMX, KORS, LGF, LNKD, MELI, MIDD, MNST, MNTA, MTZ, NFLX, NOK, NUAN, OLED, PANW, PCLN, PNRA, PRLB, SAM, SBUX, SCTY, SDRL, SINA, SODA, SSYS, SWIR, TILE, TREX, TRIP, TSLA, TTS, TWTR, VRTX, WFM, WPRT, WU, XONE, Z, Short Dec 14 $45 Puts ON LULU, Short Jan 2015 $19 Puts ON BKS, Long Jan 2015 $12.50 Calls ON BPI, Short Jan 2015 $12.50 Puts ON BPI, Short Jan 2015 $36 Puts ON GME, Long Feb 2015 $10 Calls ON TTS, Short Mar 2015 $19 Puts ON NVDA, Short May 2015 $35 Puts ON DDD, Short May 2015 $22.50 Puts ON SSW, Long Jan 2016 $330 Calls ON AMZN, Short Jan 2016 $330 Puts ON AMZN, Short Jan 2016 $120 Puts ON BRK-B, Long Jan 2016 $3 Calls ON CLNE, Long Jan 2016 $5 Calls ON CLNE, Long Jan 2016 $45 Calls ON CTRX, Long Jan 2016 $57.50 Calls ON DIS, Long Jan 2016 $12 Calls ON EBIX, Long Jan 2016 $15 Calls ON F, Short Jan 2016 $15 Puts ON F, Long Jan 2016 $40 Calls ON FB, Long Jan 2016 $32.50 Calls ON KMI, Short Jan 2016 $32.50 Puts ON KMI, Long Jan 2016 $35 Calls ON YHOO, Short Jan 2015 $82.50 Calls ON ACN, Long Jan 2016 $55 Calls ON ACN, Long Jan 2016 $50 Calls ON AIG, Short Jan 2016 $55 Calls ON AIG, Short Jan 2015 $135 Calls ON BRK/B, Long Jan 2016 $120 Calls ON BRK-B, Short Feb 2015 $39 Calls ON COH, Long Jan 2017 $28 Calls ON COH, Short Apr 2015 $125 Calls ON COST, Long Jan 2016 $90 Calls ON COST, Long Jan 2016 $40 Calls ON EBAY, Short Jan 2015 $52.50 Calls ON EBAY, Long Jan 2015 $47 Calls ON GME, Short Jan 2015 $44 Calls ON GME, Short Feb 2015 $44 Calls ON KO, Long Jan 2017 $35 Calls ON KO, Long Jan 2016 $25 Calls ON P, Short Jan 2016 $40 Calls ON P, Short Jan 2016 $80 Calls ON WMT, Long Jan 2016 $55 Calls ON WMT, Short Feb 2015 $18 Calls ON WU, Short Apr 2015 $8 Calls ON NOK, Short Dec 14 $27.50 Puts ON LUK, Short Jan 2015 $18 Puts ON BKS, Long Jan 2016 $10 Calls ON F, Short Jan 2015 $82.50 Calls ON ACN, Long Jan 2016 $60 Calls ON ACN, Long Jan 2016 $110 Calls ON BRK/B, Short Jan 2016 $120 Calls ON BRK/B, Long Jan 2017 $110 Calls ON GILD, Short Jan 2017 $120 Calls ON GILD

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
NFLX, CTRX, SSYS, DIS, CNI, BIDU, ISRG, MELI, CMG, AAPL, IMAX, SAM, LNKD, PNRA, LNKD, AMBA, TSLA
Industries:
Technology
Boards:
NFLX, MELI, DIS
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor, Rule Breakers, Supernova
Blogs:
http://beta.fool.com/dvena

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Growth
Greatest Investment:
Motley Fool subscriptions!
Worst Investment:
GLS - down 82%

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Phoenix, Keller Graduate School of Management
Job Title
CPA
Company / Organization
Heel-O-Matic, Inc.
Former Jobs
US Army Infantry

Interests

Personal Quote:
Life is Good!
My Interests:
Investing (obviously), running, triathalons, hiking, traveling to world class cities to visit 1000 year old buildings!
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Jesus of Nazareth, Warren Buffet, Alan Greenspan
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Currently John's Restaurant - Boulder Colorado and almost anything involving Bacon!
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Rome, Paris, London, and Ouray Colorado
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Investing!
Favorite Movies:
Any James Bond or Jason Bourne movie; Most Marvel comic movies
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Currently Florence + the Machine
Book Currently Reading:
The Long Tail - Chris Anderson

An Interview with TMFLifeIsGood

Last updated: 12/4/2014
The Fool:
Briefly explain how you select stocks.
TMFLifeIsGood:
Nearly all the stocks in my portfolio come from Fool recommendations. I am looking for the possibility of explosive growth through demographics, societal trends or technological advances.
The Fool:
As a former child and possibly parent of one now, share your best advice about raising children.
TMFLifeIsGood:
Teach them responsibility and plant the seeds of investing early.
The Fool:
What other financial products or services do you use?
TMFLifeIsGood:
I started with Sharebuilder, but have since moved up to OptionsXpress, which allows me to trade options.
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

I have a specific dollar amount I invest each month. This amount is what I consider an acceptable starter position. If I am interested in a stock, I will purchase a starter position. If the stock falls, I will likely not buy more (but I reserve the right to buy more if the market is being foolish - small f). If the stock rises and the fundamentals are sound, I will buy up to five positions over time. I plan to buy and hold for the long term, but sometimes do not. If I own a full position and it falls (NFLX) and I still believe in the company, I will continue to hold.