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, BRK.B, CGNX, COF.WS, COST, CTRX, DVN, FLT, GILD, GNTX, GOOG, GOOGL, HHC, IPGP, KMX, LBTYK, MA, MELI, MIDD, MKC, MKL, ORLY, PCLN, PGR, PRAA, ROIC, SLB, SLCA, SQBK, TDG, THRM, TRIP, TSLA, VMI, WETF, WINA, Z, Short Dec 14 $40 Put on ECOL, Short Dec 14 $42 Put on ORCL, Short Dec 14 $52.5 Put on CFX, Short Dec 14 $75 Put on GGG, Short Dec 14 $80 Call on COF, Short Dec 14 $37 Put on SLCA, Short Dec 14 $37 Put on SNHY, Short Dec 14 $60 Put on SWKS, Short Dec 14 $55 Put on VRSK, Short Jan 15 $55 Put on LUX, Short Jan 15 $20 Call on FAZ, Long Feb 15 $7.50 Calls on RPXC, Short Jan 16 $310 (mini) Puts on AMZN, Long Jan 16 $120 Calls on COST, Short Jan 16 $120 Puts 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, Long Jan 16 $30 Call on FB, Long Jan 16 $80 call on JNJ, Long Jan 16 $60 Calls on ACN

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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:
The New Money Masters - John Train
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