Billy Kipersztok

General Information

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

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks (long), Options, Warrants
Stocks I Own:
AFSI, AIG, AMT, AMZN, BIDU, BOFI, BR, BRK.B, CGNX, COST, CTRE, FLT, GNTX, GOOG, GOOGL, HHC, IPGP, ITC, KMX, LBTYK, MA, MELI, MKC, MKL, ORLY, PCLN, PGR, ROIC, SNHY, TDG, TRIP, VMI, WETF, WINA, ZAYO, Short Apr 2015 $60 calls on CBOE, Short Apr 2015 $35 puts on BABY, Short Apr 2015 $60 puts on CBOE, Short May 2015 $55 puts on OTEX, Short May 2015 $35 puts on AMTD, Short Jun 2015 $25 puts on ZAYO, Short Jun 2015 $30 puts on FTD, Short Jun 2015 $53.50 puts on KLAC, Short Jan 2016 $120 Puts on COST, Long Jan 2016 $175 Calls on V, Short Jan 2016 $175 Puts on V, Long Jan 2016 $68 Calls on MA, Short Jan 2016 $68 Puts on MA, Short Jan 2016 $70 Calls on VXX, Long Jan 2016 $30 Calls on FB, Long Jan 2016 $80 calls on JNJ, Long Jan 2016 $70 Calls on AMT, Long Jan 17 25.00 Calls on AMTD, Long Jan 2017 $30 calls on SWKS, Long Jan 2017 $40 calls on CBOE, Long Jan 2017 $70 Calls on DIS, Long Jan 2017 $85 calls on GILD, Short Jan 2017 $90 puts on GILD, Long Jan 2017 $75 Calls on TRIP, Short Jan 2017 $75 Puts on TRIP, Long Jan 2017 $10 calls on WETF, Long Oct 2018 $34.01 warrants on WFC

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Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Florida, University of Central Florida
Job Title
Research Analyst
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Analyst Development Program (TMF), 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, Portland Trail Blazers, U.S. Soccer, Bayer Leverkusen
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, FIFA) 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:
Letters From A Stoic - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Book Currently Reading:
Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty

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/or growing quickly (2) They 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