James Royal

Jim is a special-situations investor focusing on transactional events (such as spinoffs, recapitalizations, or reorganizations, among others) that create advantageous stock mispricings.

General Information

James Royal
Fool Since:
June 9 2003
QXZJ (1/12/2009)
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Medium Low
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Special situations
Stocks I Own:
KCLI, VTI, CABO, GHC, XHR, NCT, BOBE, CORR, GPT, SSW, TFSL, FFNW, AWLCF, TTS, NSAM, NRF, Long Jan 2016 $17 calls on NRF1, CTRE, Long Jan 2017 $20 calls on NRF, Short Jan 2017 $20 puts on NRF, Long Jan 2017 $25 calls on HTZ, Short Jan 2017 $25 puts on HTZ, Long Jan 2017 $55 calls on HLF, Long Jan 2017 $17 calls on NRF, Long Jan 2017 $37 calls on GCI, Short Jan 2017 $37 puts on GCI

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Florida (3 times!)
Job Title
Advisor, Motley Fool Special Ops
Company / Organization


Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Bono, Hemingway, the Buddha, John Elway
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Spain (love those tapas) and France
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Denver Broncos
Favorite Music or Musicians:
The Doors, U2, Coltrane
Great Books Read Recently:
The Sun Also Rises -- Hemingway (read about 14 times!!)

An Interview with TMFRoyal

Last updated: 10/3/2008
The Fool:
Who killed Kennedy?
The MTV VJ is dead???
The Fool:
If you could be the CEO of any public company, which one and why?
Any American car company that makes a host of money on its SUVs, say Ford or GM. These companies have one of the greatest opportunities to effect positive environmental change, and they're doing it in an era where the market will reward such forward thinking. They must change their business paradigm and invest in new R&D, in order to produce a green revolution. So much challenge but so many opportunities. These companies have to become nimble and innovative.
The Fool:
What has been your best work experience, and what made it so great?
Well, I've had several. When I was in high school I was a batboy for the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training in my hometown of Vero Beach, FL. I met all the players, got autographs, had major league umpires and Tommy Lasorda tell me I was doing a great job. Wow.

I also had a great job when I worked for Ford Motor Company at their European HQ in Cologne, Germany. I worked as an English editor/writer/interviewer/reporter/translator/voiceover specialist. I worked with 15 people representing 7 nations, so I got a pan-European perspective during my stay in Germany. With such colleagues, going in to work each day was a new learning experience.
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