Jason Hall

General Information

Jason Hall
Fool Since:
March 31 2006
elihpaudio (2/28/2014)
Where I Live:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Where I Grew Up:
Podunk, GA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Large, mid, and small cap stocks, Fool Funds Mutual Funds, ETFs in a 401(k).
Stocks I Own:
aapl, aig, amba, amzn, atvi, axp, bip, bjri, bnd, bofi, brk-b, bwld, cboe, clne, cmg, cost, csco, cur, ddd, dia, fb, fii, foolx, glw, googl, gtat, hain, imax, intc, isrg, iwd, iwf, iwm, kld, ko, ll, lnkd, mc mkl, mt, mth, nflx, ngg, oak, oke, onvo, pacb, pcy, prlb, psx, qqq, rax, roic, rsp, saft, sbux, scty, sdrl, silc, soda, spy, ssys, tgh, tmfex, tmfgx, trex, tsla, tts, ua, ubnt, upl, vea, vnq, VWDRY, vwo, wfc, wfm, wm, wprt, wtw, xone, yum, z Options: CLNE (Long), CHUY (Long), UPL (Long), TTS (Long), Wprt (Long), XONE (Long)

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I follow the energy sector pretty closely, both traditional oil and gas, as well as global markets and alternative energy companies. I have a passion for financial education, and retirement planning topics as well.
Greatest Investment:
Still working on that one. Ask my heirs in 80 years.
Worst Investment:
1982 Dodge 400. Ouch!
Money I Manage:
All of it.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
School of Hard Knocks, continuing education program
Job Title
Contract Writer and Contributor
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Outside sales, sales management.


Personal Quote:
It's better to be smarter than you look than to look smarter than you are...
My Interests:
Scuba diving, photography, writing, running, hiking, camping, fishing
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The Grit in Athens, GA, Border Grill in Santa Monica, Nayala in Little Ethiopia (L.A.), La Familia Giorgio in North End (Boston), Last Resort Grill in Athens, GA
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Almost anywhere that I haven't been.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs.
Favorite Movies:
The Great Outdoors; A Christmas Story; Almost anything with Tom Hanks
Favorite Board Games:
Dominion, Scrabble
Favorite Video Games:
Black Ops: Ghosts, TitanFall looks like it'll be fun (was disappointed). Destiny is my current addiction.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Jamie N Commons, Bare Naked Ladies- see these guys in concert! WIllie Nelson, Rush, Emenim, Kid Rock, The Beatles, Jason Emery
Great Books Read Recently:
A Walk in the Woods. The Signal and the Noise. The Accidental Highwayman. Parasite Rex. Reamde.

An Interview with TMFVelvetHammer

Last updated: 3/6/2013
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
Genetic code. Two centuries from now we will retrospectively look like cave-people in terms of the advances in medical treatment and disease. It will be that significant.
The Fool:
What lesson do you wish you’d learned ten years ago?
Spend less. Invest more.
The Fool:
Tell us an amusing anecdote about your childhood.
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