TMFRSue

Rosalyn Matz Fried

General Information

Name:
Rosalyn Matz Fried
Fool Since:
November 5 2007
Aliases:
RSue (11/4/2014)
Where I Live:
Delaware
Where I Grew Up:
Baltimore, MD
Gender:
Female

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Well-diversified variety of stocks and several ETFs
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, BVN, CELG, CIEN, CSX, DVN, EBAY, ENPH, ERII, EVC, EW, EXC, EXEL, F, FB, FTNT, FTR, GE, GNEPRA, GVA, INFN, JLL, LB, LULU, LUK, NAT, NFLX, NUVA, NVDA, NXPI, PANW, PG, PHO, PIO, PNNT, PYPL, RHT, RIOM, ROIC, SBUX, SCCO, SLV, T, TRP, VEOEY, VWDRY, VZ, WFC, WD.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
AAPL, CELG, CIEN, CSX, ERII, EVC, EW, FB, GE, INFN, JLL, LB, LULU, NFLX, NUVA, NXPI, PANW, PG, RHT, SBUX, VWDRY, VZ.
Industries:
Interdisciplinary -- like to follow a variety of industries because own highly diversified company stocks in variety of industries/sectors.
Boards:
Supernova Explorer 1 and Explorer 2
Newsletters:
All Motley Fool Newsletters/Services

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Motley multi-strategy, interdisciplinary investor
Greatest Investment:
AAPL, CFX, CROX, DECK, EVC, JLL, LB, LULU, NFLX, SBUX, TNH
Worst Investment:
AIB, FMD, COIN, ENER
Money I Manage:
My Own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Maryland B.C. Campus, then BA Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa, Israel
Job Title
Supernova Supernaut for Explorer Missions
Company / Organization
Independent Contractor working for Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Jack (actually Jill) of All Trades

Interests

Personal Quote:
Analogously speaking, when I invest, I feel like I am a "financial farmer". For example, researching investments and maintaining a watch list is like deciding which crops are most opportune and worthwhile to plant. Applying for and opening an on-line brokerage account was like tilling the field and preparing the soil. Putting in limit orders and buying stocks/businesses is like sowing the seeds in the field. Reviewing and continuing to study the holdings and weeding out laggards in the portfolio is like tending and cultivating the crop and weeding the field. Rebalancing the portfolio is akin to rotating the crops from time to time to allow for regeneration. Only very occasional selling or trimming to take profits, as appropriate, is like harvesting the crop. Holding realized gains in money market funds or CD's until they are needed for reinvestment or spending is like storing the crop yield in various silos. In both the agricultural and financial investment fields, care must be taken to properly gauge the timing of the harvest, lest the crops be either not adequately ripened or over-ripened and withered on the vine; both conditions causing all or part of the potential yield to be lost. Just as natural environmental conditions constitute an overarching and fluctuating force that can positively or negatively affect agricultural growth and yield, the prevailing or looming forces and conditions of the global and national macroeconomic environments can act in a similar capacity to either positively or adversely impact growth and yield in financial markets. Similar to the necessity for farmers to continually educate themselves so as to stay abreast of new information about the latest global and national agricultural trends, as well as about the evolving technological developments and advancements for maximization of crop yield/profits and protection of environment -- so is it essential for financial investors to be perpetually furthering their comprehensive education and knowledge at both the macro and micro levels in order to hone the skills necessary for effective portfolio management and optimization of portfolio yield/profits.
My Interests:
Music - guitar player and vocalist, avid investor managing 2 portfolios; enjoy informally studying Psychology and Neuroscience -- the brain is fascinating!
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Kurzweil, Jim Cramer, TMF1000
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Middle Eastern, Japanese, and Indian cuisines
Favorite Vacation Spots:
home with free time -- which is rare, and Washington, D.C.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Walking for exercise while peacefully savoring the beauty of the natural world, ruminating and contemplating.
Favorite Movies:
Big Fat Greek Wedding, Pay It Forward, Sling Blade, When Harry Met Sally, Little Miss Sunshine, Masked and Anonymous, The Smartest Guys in the Room, Food, Inc..
Favorite Board Games:
Scrabble, Upwords, Online Addiction: Words With Friends.
Favorite Video Games:
Favorite TV Shows:"The Next List" on CNN, "Fareed Zacharia, GPS" on CNN, "The Voice", both "Mad Money" and "The Profit" on CNBC
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Evanescense, Peter, Paul and Mary, Orphaned Land, Bob Dylan, King Crimson, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Fogelberg, System of a Down, Jewel, John Coltrane, The Seekers, Little Marvin, Jimmy Reed
Great Books Read Recently:
The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman, Animal Spirits -- How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, by Akerlof and Shiller