TMFOpie

Andy Cross

A near 20 year veteran of TMF, Andy loves investing and helping others understand the real power of long-term, business-focused investing. He serves as CIO of TMF's newsletter services and as an advisor on Hidden Gems and associate advisor of Stock Advisor. His Motley core value is "be inspirational."

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, CPRT, PM, MRH, XOM, ESRX, MO, JNJ, MRK, BRK-B, AMGN, PEP, HD, CMCSA, MSFT, USG, LTRE, IIVI, BWLD, KRFT, INFN, TBGVX, DISCK, QVCA, GPS, UA, SKUL, ROLL, CMG, MDLZ, PCLN, NOV, MIDD, MA, LNKD, SBUX, SSYS, SODA, SAM, HHC, PRAA, WAB, MKTX, POST, CLB, DNOW, Short Mar 2015 $19 puts on NVDA

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
BRK, ROLL, MIDD, NOV, BWLD, PEP, HD, SSYS, SAM, CMG, PCLN, WAB
Magazines:
The Economist, Wired, The New Yorker, 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 Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Book Currently Reading:
Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind

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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