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Billy Kipersztok

General Information

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

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks (long/short), Options, Warrants
Stocks I Own:
AFSI, AMT, AMZN, BDBD (short), BIDU, BOFI, BR, BRK.B, CGNX, COST, CTRE, FLT, GNTX, GOOG, GOOGL, HHC, IPGP, KMX, LBTYK, MA, MELI, MKC, MKL, ORLY, PCLN, ROIC, SNHY, TDG, TRIP, VMI, WETF, WINA, ZAYO, Short Jun 2015 $65 puts on SSTK, Short Jun 2015 $40 puts on BABY, Short Jun 2015 $25 puts on ZAYO, Short Jun 2015 $60 puts on CBOE, Short Jun 2015 $30 puts on FTD, Short Jun 2015 $54 puts on SVXY, Short Jul 2015 $45 puts on LBTYK, Short Jul 2015 $85 puts on IPGP, Short Aug 2015 $55 puts on OTEX, 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 $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

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
GOOG, AMZN, AMT, COST, KMX

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)

Interests

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:
The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence - Benoit Mandelbrot

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