Billy Kipersztok

General Information

Billy Kipersztok
Fool Since:
April 15 2013
TMFTheRealDeal (5/8/2013), TMFChemist (4/18/2013)
Where I Live:
Annapolis, MD
Where I Grew Up:
Gainesville, FL

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks (long), Options
Stocks I Own:
AFSI, AIG, AMT, AMZN, ATHN, BIDU, BOFI, BRK.B, CBOE, CGNX, COF.WS, COST, CSGP, CTRX, DTV, EBAY, FLT, GGG, GOOG, GOOGL, HHC, IBKR, INFN, INVN, IPGP, KMX, LBTYK, LNKD, MA, MELI, MKL, ORLY, PCLN, PGR, PLKI, PRAA, ROIC, SCTY, SSTK, TDG, TSLA, TTS, TYPE, VMI, VRSK, WETF, WFM, XONE, YNDX, Z, Short May 14 $50 Put on PRXL, Short May 14 $14 Puts on BPI, Short May 14 $20 Put on TTS, Short May 14 $30 Call on TYPE, Short May 14 $35 Put on PLKI, Short Jun 14 $30 Put on GNTX, Short Jun 14 $43.80 Put on BKE, Short Jun 14 $70 Call on VRSK, Short Jun 14 $55 Put on PRAA, Short Jul 14 $75 Put on SBUX, Short Aug 14 $60 Put on GGG, Short Aug 2014 $12.50 Put on TTS, Short Jan 15 $20 Call on FAZ, Short Jan 15 $7 Put on ONVO, Long Jan 15 $5 Call on ONVO, Long Jan 16 $50 calls on KMX, Short Jan 16 $50 puts on KMX, Long Jan 16 $310 (mini) Calls on AMZN, Short Jan 16 $310 (mini) Puts on AMZN, Long Jan 16 $120 Calls on COST, Short Jan 16 $120 Calls on COST, Long Jan 16 $55 Calls on EBAY, Short Jan 16 $55 Puts on EBAY, Long Jan 16 $175 Call on V, Short Jan 16 $175 Put on V, Long Jan 16 $68 Call on MA, Short Jan 16 $68 Put on MA, Long Jan 16 $37 Call on KO, Short Jan 16 $37 Put on KO, Short Jan 16 $70 Call on VXX, Short Jan 16 $20 Call on FAZ

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Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Florida, University of Central Florida
Job Title
Analyst Development Program
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Analytics Intern (Atlanta Hawks)


Personal Quote:
"Don't think outside the box. Live outside the box and think normally." -JT Louviere
My Interests:
Basketball (and sports in general), investing, trying new things
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Jennifer Lawrence, Nasir Jones
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Siesta Key, FL
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Florida Gators, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens
Favorite Movies:
The Big Lebowski, Gladiator, Children of Men
Favorite Board Games:
Chess, Risk, Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Backgammon
Favorite Video Games:
Sports predominantly (Madden, NBA 2k) but also Call of Duty and GTA franchises
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Old school soul (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, etc)
Great Books Read Recently:
Competition Demystified - Bruce Greenwald
Book Currently Reading:
Antifragile - Nassim Taleb

How I Invest

I look to invest in companies that have a combination of the following characteristics: (1) Their industry and addressable market opportunity is large and growing (2) They are the largest player in their industry or enjoy inherent advantages over their competition (3) The company generates favorable - and sustainable - economic returns (margins, ROE, ROIC, etc.) (4) The management team is invested in the company's success (financially and otherwise) and is shareholder-friendly (5) The company is in good financial health (6) The market price represents a favorable risk/reward dynamic for long-term investors