TMFValueMagnet

Jordan Wathen

A Foolish writer and value investor most interested in businesses that you can buy and hold forever. Buying stocks like Walter Schloss to hold like Warren Buffett.

General Information

Name:
Jordan Wathen
Fool Since:
February 18 2013
Aliases:
valuemagnet (8/8/2013)
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Risk Tolerance:
Medium Low
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Stocks I Own:
CPKF

Investing Favorites

Industries:
Banking, insurance, and consumer staples.
Books:
Security Analysis by Ben Graham and Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Banking, insurance, and consumer products. I have a special love for small and micro cap stocks.
Greatest Investment:
Adams Golf (ADGF)

Education And Work Information

Job Title
Financials Specialist - BDCs and high-yield stocks
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool

Interests

My Interests:
Nothing beats a poker night with the guys.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Chipotle - though I don't own the stock.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly, of course!

TMFValueMagnet is following 2 Fools

An Interview with TMFValueMagnet

Last updated: 8/14/2014
The Fool:
Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
TMFValueMagnet:
Not really. The more time you dedicate to debating morality, the less time you have to find good investments.<br /><br />Besides, shareholders can distribute their wealth as they please.

That said, if I have to debate the morality or ethics of a business, it's more than likely that the thesis has other problems beyond social responsibility.
The Fool:
What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
TMFValueMagnet:
Probably Metropolitan Health Networks, which was acquired by Humana. I dedicated a month to a stock screener, going from stocks A to Z.
The Fool:
Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?
TMFValueMagnet:
The historical story of Teledyne is one that every investor should study. If there were a capital allocation Hall of Fame, Henry Singleton would be the first admitted.

My Story

Discovered Bloomberg TV in grade school and was immediately hooked. Hundreds of trips to the local library later, I knew finance was in my future, one way or another.

How I Invest

My portfolio is most likely to be stuffed to the brim with Pink Sheets. I liken it to dumpster diving. Underneath a whole bunch of trash, you can occasionally find quality businesses with single-digit price/earnings ratios.