General Information

Name:
Chris Hill
Fool Since:
at least December 1997
Aliases:
XMFWizard (7/28/2005)
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA
Where I Grew Up:
Waterville, ME
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
AMZN, CSCO, CMG, DIS, EBAY, JNJ, KO, MPEL, PFE, SBUX, WFM

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
The ones in the town square that I lock my enemies in.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Boston College '90, American University '96
Job Title
Host of the Motley Fool Money radio show, MarketFoolery podcast, and Investor Beat video show.

Interests

Personal Quote:
"There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?" --- Randal Graves
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Kate Beckinsale, Rosario Dawson (Thought I'd pick God? Trust me, He understands my answer.)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Maine, Ireland, St. John USVI, Santa Fe
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Hoops
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, DMB, Kevin Gilbert, Randy Newman
Great Books Read Recently:
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla

TMFWizard is following 2 Fools

An Interview with TMFWizard

Last updated: 7/17/2007
The Fool:
What's your favorite activity (within the realm of good taste)?
TMFWizard:
If you get a bathtub and then fill it with Cool Whip, and then you.....oh, wait.....did you say within the realm of good taste???<BR><BR>Huh.....hmmmmm.......never mind.
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
TMFWizard:
Warren Buffett, the noted investor, had this to say in the Nov. 22, 1999 issue of Fortune magazine:<BR>"...the money that had been made since the dawn of aviation by all of this country's airline companies was zero. Absolutely zero. Sizing all this up, I like to think that if I'd been at Kitty Hawk in 1903 when Orville Wright took off, I would have been far-sighted enough, and public-spirited enough to shoot him down. I mean, Karl Marx couldn't have done as much damage to capitalists as Orville did."<BR><BR>I like to think that if I could go back and time and witness this event......I would shoot Warren Buffett's kneecaps off.<BR><BR>Call me crazy, but I think the Orville and Wilbur's contribution has had a greater positive impact on the planet than anything Warren's done. Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
The Fool:
Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
TMFWizard:
It actually doesn't, but not for the usual reasons. Some people don't do "socially responsible investing" because the returns are not that great. Some don't do it because they choose other venues (charity, etc.) in which to be socially responsible.<BR><BR>I don't do it for the simple fact that I possess no ethics nor a shred of social responsibility.
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