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David Kretzmann

David started investing in stocks at the ripe age of 12 years old and has been a Fool ever since. David earned his bachelor's degree at Berea College and is a graduate of the Motley Fool's Analyst Development Program. Today he serves as an analyst for the Fool's Rule Breakers and Supernova services. David is an avid runner and enjoys a good game of basketball and volleyball. You can join David on the Pencils Palace discussion board or find him in Rule Breakers and Supernova. Follow him on Twitter @David_Kretzmann.

General Information

Name:
David Kretzmann
Fool Since:
July 4 2002
Aliases:
pencils2 (1/17/2014)
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA
Where I Grew Up:
Nevada City, CA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks
Stocks I Own:
ACN, AMBA, AMZN, ANET, ATVI, AUY, BABY, BIDU, BJRI, BOFI, BRK-B, BWLD, CASY, CHKP, CHUY, CL, CMG, CMPR, CNI, CYBR, COST, DDD, DIS, DISCK, DORM, DPZ, EA, FB, FDS, FEYE, GILD, GPRO, HAIN, HAS, HD, ICE, IMAX, INVN, IONS, KMI, KMX, LGF, LNKD, MELI, MIDD, MNST, NFLX, NGVC, NKE, NXPI, OTCM, PCLN, PII, PNRA, PRLB, PZZA, RRGB, SBUX, SALE, SCTY, SIRI, SKX, SNCR, SODA, STMP, SWKS, TMUS, TRIP, TRUE, TSLA, TTWO, TWTR, TXRH, UA, UA-C, UBNT, VEEV, W, WFM, WWAV, Z, ZG, ZOES

Investing Favorites

Industries:
I follow and invest in a wide array of businesses, but restaurants are a personal favorite.
Boards:
Pencils Palace and everything RB and SN!
Books:
One Up On Wall Street
Newsletters:
Rule Breakers, Supernova, Fool One, and the rest of TMF's newsletters.
People:
Peter Lynch, David Gardner, Tom Gardner, Warren Buffett, and the legendary TMF1000.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Berea College
Job Title
Analyst (Rule Breakers and Supernova)
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Student Government President at Berea College

Interests

Personal Quote:
Learn as if you will have to teach someone else.
My Interests:
Running, basketball, volleyball, and history, to name a few...
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Peter Lynch, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Jesse Ventura, Mark Cuban, Chris Webber
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Chipotle, of course!
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Lake Tahoe
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Basketball, Sacramento Kings
Favorite Movies:
Braveheart, Interstellar, Apollo 13
Favorite Board Games:
Settlers of Catan
Favorite Video Games:
NBA 2k14, Battlefront, Road Rash, Warcraft II
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Joyfull Strings
Great Books Read Recently:
David and Goliath, The Power of Habit, Made in America, Originals
Book Currently Reading:
Quench Your Own Thirst -- Jim Koch

An Interview with TMFPencils

Last updated: 10/12/2010
The Fool:
Would you rather be remembered as a person, a legend, or a myth?
TMFPencils:
It depends. A great person can be remembered as legend but not a myth. A myth can be known as a legend, but usually not remembered as a person. I think I'd like to be remembered as a person who was a legend at what he did.
The Fool:
What was your first educational exposure to investing?
TMFPencils:
My Dad showed me the Fool, Stock Advisor, Hidden Gems; he planted my interest in stocks and investing.
The Fool:
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
TMFPencils:
I'd like to have started investing earlier, the greatest mistake I've made is waiting till I was (gulp) 12. Yeah, 12. I can't believe I didn't start earlier.