TMFWillSommers

Brendan Mathews

General Information

Name:
Brendan Mathews
Fool Since:
July 12 2005

Investing Basics

Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks, Mutual Funds, ETFs, MLPs, Shorts, Warrants
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, ACN, ADS, AIG, AIG-WT, ALD, AMG, AMZN, ANET, ANTM, ASX: ALU, ASX: XRO, AXANF.pk, BCR, BOFI, BRK-B, BWA, CNSWF, COF-WT, COV, CRM, CSCO, CSOD, CTSH, DEM, DGS, DNOW, DODFX, DPLO, ELD, ESGR, FB, GILD, GOOG, GOOGL, IBKR, ITIC, JNJ, KHC, KMI, KMI-WT, KMX, L, LBTYK, LILAK, LKQ, LULU, MA, MAR, MHFI, MIDD, MKL, MSCI, MWE, MYL, NAESX, NFLX, NKE, NOV, NUE, PDER.pk, PEYUF.pk, PGR, PRAA, PRLB, RLI, ROL, ROP, RWX, SODA, SSNC, TDG, TEGP, TRIP, TXRH, UA, UAA, UHAL, V, VB, VGRSX, VHDYX, VISGX, VNQ, VRTU, VRX, VWO, W, WAB, WDAY, WETF, WLP, ZAYO BBY (short), CALL (short), CBAK (short), CDZI (short), GME (short), HAWK (short), HCI (short), INWK (short), LOCK (short), NOW (short), UAMY (short), VSLR (short), WDC (short)

Investing Favorites

Books:
Dow, 30,000 by 2008: Why It's Different This Time
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor, Inside Value
People:
Warren Buffett, Edward O. Thorpe, Jeremy Grantham, James J. Angleton, Jack Bogle

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Technology, communications, media, retail, consumer brands, and renewable energy.
Greatest Investment:
NKE
Worst Investment:
LVLT

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Virginia, UC-Berkeley
Job Title
Research Analyst
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Management Consultant

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." - Thoreau "A true friend stabs you in the front." - Oscar Wilde "Just win, baby." - Al Davis "All great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein "Picture me rollin'..." - Tupac
Great Books Read Recently:
The Outsiders

An Interview with TMFWillSommers

Last updated: 3/5/2017
The Fool:
Is there a public figure that inspires you?
TMFWillSommers:
William 'Will' Sommers was the best-known court jester of Henry VIII of England. The jester was also a man of integrity and discretion; he sometimes drew the King's attention to extravagance and waste within the royal household by means of a joke. Sommers possessed a shrewd wit, but he did occasionally overstep the mark. In 1535, the King threatened to kill Sommers with his own hand.
The Fool:
List some of your favorite websites, with commentary where appropriate. (Please provide the URLs, too.)
TMFWillSommers:
https://twitter.com/TMFWillSommers

My Story

I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work. When I was 13 I had my first job with my Dad carrying shingles up to the roof, and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant, and then I got a job in a grocery store deli, and then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cheerio dust off the ground. And I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job, and every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.

How I Invest

Stocks that go up (eventually).