Brendan Mathews

General Information

Brendan Mathews
Fool Since:
July 12 2005

Investing Basics

Risk Tolerance:
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:
ACN, AAPL, AIG, AIG-WT, ALD, AMZN,, BCR, BOFI, BRK-B, CTSH, COF-WT, COV, CSCO, DEM, DGS, DODFX, ELD, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, ITIC, IBKR, NKE, NOV, NUE,, PTNT,,, KMI-WT, KMI, KMX, WLP, JNJ, L, LBTYK, MA, MIDD, MKL, MHP, MWE, PRLB, RWX, RLI, SODA, NAESX, UHAL, VB, VGRSX, VISGX, VNQ, VWO, VHDYX, VRX, WETF, AOL (short), CRVW (short), UAMY (short), BBY (short), CDZI (short), ASIA (short), NOW (short), CALL (short), AVG (short), BDBD (short), HCI (short), FIRE (short), INWK (short), EXCH (short), LOCK (short), SWY (short), UNIS (short)

Investing Favorites

Dow, 30,000 by 2008: Why It's Different This Time
Stock Advisor, Inside Value
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:
Worst Investment:

Education And Work Information

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


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: 4/12/2013
The Fool:
Is there a public figure that inspires you?
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.)

How I Invest

Stocks that go up (eventually).