TMFTortoise

Jim Mueller

General Information

Name:
Jim Mueller
Fool Since:
June 4 2001
Aliases:
TMFGebinr (10/24/2014), TMFgebin (3/8/2006), gebinr (3/3/2006)
Where I Live:
Springfield, VA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Stocks I Own:
ACUS, AIG, AMZN, ATVI, ATW, BAMXF.pk, BJRI, BOFI, BP, BWLD, CBOE, CGNX, CLB, CLNE, CMG, CNI, COP, CRI, CVS, DAR, DASTY, DNOW, EXEL, EXPD, F, FCX, GILD, GLW, GOOG, GOOGL, GWR, H, HAIN, HHC, IDXX, IIVI, ILMN, INTU, ISRG, KMI, KMX, KO, LGF, LKQ, LQDT, MBLY, MTH, MTN, NFLX, NOV, NUAN, PCLN, PEGA, PEP, PII, PM, QGEN, RIG, RST, SAM, SBUX, SCTY, SDRL, SHW, SINA, SODA, SQM, SSW, SWIR, SZYM, TCS, TDG, TFSL, TIBX, TRN, TSLA, TTS, TXT, UA, URBN, WDC, WETF, WFC, WFM, WPRT, DODFX, FAIRX, FOOLX, OFALX, PENNX, VBMFX, Long Jan 2015 $57.50 calls on ACN, Short Jan 2015 $80 calls on ACN, Long Jan 2021 warrants on AIG, Long Jan 2016 $27 calls on AMBA, Short Jan 2016 $27 puts on AMBA, Short Jan 2015 $60 puts on AXP, Short Jan 2015 $20 puts on BKS, Short Apr 2015 $75 puts on BOFI, Long Jan 2016 $120 calls on BRK-B, Short Jan 2016 $120 puts on BRK-B, Short Dec 2014 $140 calls on BRK-B, Short Dec 2014 $170 puts on CLB, Long Jan 2016 $8 calls on CLNE, Long Jan 2016 $57.50 calls on DIS, Short Jan 2015 $87.50 calls on DIS, Long Jan 2015 $15 calls on F, Short Jan 2015 $15 puts on F, Long Jan 2016 $150 calls on IBM, Long Feb 2017 $35 calls on KO, Short Jan 2015 $44 calls on KO, Short Jan 2015 $175 calls on IBM, Short Dec 2014 $15 puts on LQDT, Short Jan 2015 $115 calls on MON, Long Jan 2016 $115 calls on MON, Short Jan 2016 $115 puts on MON, Short Jan 2015 $75 puts on MON, Short Dec 2014 $45 calls on MTH, Short Dec 2014 $470 calls on NFLX, Long Jan 2015 $87.50 calls on PM, Short Jan 2015 $87.50 puts on PM, Short Jan 2015 $90 calls on PM, Short Dec 2014 $60 puts on PRAA, Short Jan 2015 $60.50 puts on RGR, Short Jan 2015 $57.50 puts on SBUX, Long Jan 2017 $25 calls on SODA, Short May 2015 $17.50 puts on SSW, Short May 2015 $12.50 puts on TTS, Long Jan 2015 $28 calls on WPRT, Short Jan 2015 $30 puts on WPRT, Short Feb 2015 $110 puts on Z

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Stocks with messed-up expectations priced in
Books:
Expectations Investing (Mauboussin); Financial Shenanigans (Schilit)
People:
James Montier

Investing Expertise

Money I Manage:
Rising Star Portfolio owned by The Motley Fool

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Gonzaga Univ. (B.S., chemistry); Wash. St. Univ. (Ph.D., biochemistry); CFA Program, passed Level II
Job Title
Senior analyst, Stock Advisor, Options
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool

Interests

Personal Quote:
The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject . . . And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them . . . Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced. Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate . . . Nature does not reveal her mysteries once and for all. --Seneca, Natural Questions, Book 7, first century
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Isaac Asimov, unfortunately won't get the chance
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Hawaii, even though my in-laws are there :-)
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Watch: baseball, Seattle Mariners; Play: golf
Favorite Movies:
Breaker Morant, Bond, Caddyshack
Favorite Music or Musicians:
1980s rock / classical / ambient (Hearts of Space)
Great Books Read Recently:
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Book Currently Reading:
The Safehold series by David Weber, Perry Mason series by Erle Stanely Gardner

An Interview with TMFTortoise

Last updated: 5/6/2010
The Fool:
Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
TMFTortoise:
I have to change this. A while back, I wrote that I wouldn't invest in tobacco stocks because I am so horribly allergic to the smoke and sucking smoke into one's lungs seems to me to be a silly pastime. However, I've since decided that if people are going to be stupid enough to do that, I might as well try to profit from it.

As for going for a SRI mutual fund, no. My agenda most likely will not match theirs.
The Fool:
What, in your opinion, are some of life's big mysteries?
TMFTortoise:
Where was I before I came into the world?

Will I come back or is there an afterlife or is this one shot it?
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
TMFTortoise:
To me? That I had entered the world.

To others? I don't know.....the computer and miniaturization; atomic physics; DNA and recombinant technology.....there are so many and the rate keeps accelerating.
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