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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 recently joined the Motley Fool's Analyst Development Program, where he is an analyst for the Fool's Rule Breakers service and a contributor to Supernova. 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:
AMBA, ANET, AUY, BOFI, BRK.B, BWLD, CL, CMG, COST, DDD, DORM, DPZ, GPRO, HAIN, IMAX, INVN, LGF, LNKD, MELI, MIDD, MNST, NFLX, NGVC, PNRA, SBUX, SALE, SCTY, SODA, STMP, TRIP, TWTR, UBNT, WFM, Z ---------- I have discretionary authority over an account which contains: AAPL, AMBA, AMZN, ANET, BOFI, BWLD, CELG, CL, CMG, CNI, COST, DPZ, FB, GOOGL, GWR, HAIN, IAU, IFN, INVN, LGF, LNKD, LUV, LUK, MGA, MIDD, MNST, OLED, P, PCLN, PII, PNRA, PRAA, PRLB, SALE, SBUX, SCTY, SODA, SSYS, STMP, TRIP, TSLA, TTM, UBNT, UNH, VFC, VRX, WETF, WFM, YHOO, Z

Investing Favorites

Industries:
I follow and invest in a wide array of businesses, but restaurants are a personal favorite.
Boards:
Pencils Palace, Explorer 1, everything RB and SN!
Books:
One Up On Wall Street
Newsletters:
Rule Breakers, TMF 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 Development Program, Rule Breakers Analyst, Explorer 1 Mission Commander (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 Video Games:
NBA 2k14, Battlefront, Road Rash
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Joyfull Strings
Great Books Read Recently:
Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl -- LouAnn Lofton
Book Currently Reading:
The Outsiders -- William Thorndike

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.