General Information

Name:
Andy Cross
Fool Since:
June 6 1997
Where I Live:
Silver Spring, MD
Where I Grew Up:
Lancaster, PA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Types of Investments:
Love to find companies riding a secular growth trend and able to take market share and grow margins.
Stocks I Own:
DEO, ESRX, MO, JNJ, MRK, BRK-B, PEP, HD, CMCSA, LTRE, IIVI, BWLD, KHC, INFN, TBGVX, DISCK, QVCA, GPS, UAA, UA, ROLL, CMG, MDLZ, PCLN, NOV, MIDD, MA, SBUX, SSYS, SAM, HHC, PRAA, WAB, MKTX, POST, CLB, DNOW, DHXM

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
BRK, ROLL, MIDD, MKTX, MANH, BWLD, PEP, HD, SAM, BABY, FB, CTSH, PCLN, WAB, NFLX
Magazines:
WSJ, FT, The Economist, Wired, Fortune, Fast Company, Inc.
People:
All my peeps in HG, SA and MF1.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
General equities, small-cap growth stocks with valuation layered in.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Michigan, Buchanan Elementary
Job Title
TMF CIO; Hidden Gems Co-advisor; Stock Advisor associate advisor

Interests

Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett, Reed Hastings, Brendan Rogers, Bono
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Thai curry, fish n chips
Favorite Vacation Spots:
St. John, USVI, Ojai, CA and Charlevoix, MI
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Liverpool FC, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Beastie Boys, Springsteen, u2, Dylan, Angels & Airwaves, The Killers
Great Books Read Recently:
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Book Currently Reading:
Millionaire: The Philanderer, Gambler and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance

An Interview with TMFOpie

Last updated: 9/14/2007
The Fool:
What's the best restaurant you've ever been to? (Include name, location, and average bill for two)
TMFOpie:
Well, it's a toss-up between two joints in Philly. One is Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest french restaurants in the States. The other is Pat's steak shop in South Philly. Cheesesteaks don't come any better.
The Fool:
Tell us about your greatest personal success, not necessarily finance related.
TMFOpie:
Back in the mid 90s I spent 6 months going to school in Spain and travelling around the country. It was a fantastic learning experience, even though I didn't have quite as much fun as they had in the movie Barcelona. Plus I didn't see Mira Sorvino.
The Fool:
Okay Gilligan (or Ginger), you're stuck on a deserted island. What one material possesion would you hope to have with you?
TMFOpie:
Well, if I have hopes of getting off the island, I guess a mirror. If I'm stuck there for longer than a three hour tour, then give me a leatherman's tool. Those things can do anything.
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