General Information

Name:
Matthew DiLallo
Fool Since:
May 12 2003
Aliases:
latimerburned (1/2/2013)
Where I Live:
Charleston, SC
Where I Grew Up:
Upstate NY
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
A core of about two dozen dividend paying compounding machines as well as a basket of 50 Rule Breaker stocks that are complimented by option trades, selective shorts and hedges.
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, BAM, BIP, BPY, BHP, COP, CORR, DGS, DIS, LNCO, PSX, VZ, VRSK, SKWK, NXPI, PRLB, VEEV, AMT, V, ATHN, AVAV, BIDU, BLKB, BMRN, CMG, RNET, CPRT, EBS, EPD, Long Jan 2018 $10 calls on F, F,FB, FDS, FEIC, FXE (Short), GES, GHDX, SHOP, IMAX, IMGN, ININ, IRBT, ISRG, LULU, MELI, MNTA, Long Jan 2018 $100 calls on MON, Short Jan 2018 $100 puts on MON, MPW, NLY, NTES, OA, OTEX, PANL, PSMT, GILD, RCI, SRCL, STON, UA, UA-C, VMW, VRTX, WU, FAZ (Short), BOFI, Long Jan 2017 $35 calls on COH, Short Jan 17 $40 calls on COH, Long Jan 2017 $65 calls on ACN, GTLS, DNR, SCTY, NOK, TWTR, SDRL, Short Jan 2018 $30 puts on KMI, Long Jan 2018 $30 calls on KMI, WFM, PHM, SSW, POT, TGH, Short Jan 2017 $105 calls on ACN, MA, LUK, CZR (short), Long Jan 17 $35 calls on KO, SVXY, TRIP, short Sep 16 $55 calls on LULU, Z, MIDD, ROIC, SBUX, MKC, AINV, GNTX, IBKR, CLB, NOV, Long Jan 17 $25 calls on INTC, AMZN, BLV, CELG, ICE, long Jan 2017 $55 calls on WMT, short Jan 2017 $70 calls on WMT, long Jan 17 $135 calls on BRK-B, short Jan 17 $145 calls on BRK-B, Short Dec 16 $42.50 puts on MTH, KMI, SKX, Long Jan 18 $45 calls on WFC, WFC, short Oct 16 $30 puts on WY, BRK-B, DE (Short), MDT, AFSI, ORLY, long Jan 18 $85 calls on AAPL, short Jan 18 $90 calls on AAPL, Short Oct 16 $20 calls on PHM, short Jan 2017 $35 calls on INTC, WY, PZZA, BR, BABY, short Jan 2018 $115 calls on MON, BWLD, FIT, short Dec 2016 $16 calls on GES, long Sep 2016 $200 puts on SPY, short Sep 2016 $189 puts on SPY, Short Sep 2016 $15 puts on GNTX, PIR (short), BBU, NUVA, short Dec 2016 $19 calls on LUK, Long Jan 2018 $45 calls on NKE, Short Oct 2016 $60 calls on NKE, long Jan 2018 $85 calls on NFLX, short Jan 2018 $85 puts on NFLX, short Oct 2016 $95 calls on NFLX, long Oct 2016 $31 calls on GME, short Oct 2016 $33 calls on GME, short Oct 2016 $34 calls on GME, MSTR, long Nov 2016 $210 puts on SPY, short Nov 2016 $200 puts on SPY, short Nov 2016 $33 calls on WFM, long Jan 2018 $100 calls on HD, short Nov 2016 $140 calls on HD, ORCL, DPZ (short), short Oct 2016 $50.50 calls on WFC, PRXL

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
BAM, FB, DIS, EPD
Industries:
Energy, Materials and Utilities
Newsletters:
Pro/Options and Rule Breakers.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Energy and materials, dividend payers and options.
Greatest Investment:
Subscribing to Stock Advisor. CTRX, FB, DIS and AIG.
Worst Investment:
Bought Lehman Bro calls thinking that they would get rescued ;)
Money I Manage:
Not enough to quit my day job...

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Liberty University
Job Title
Contributor for Fool.com and Fool.ca
Company / Organization
Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Business Manager and Director of Operations

Interests

Personal Quote:
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1: 9 and “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” –Unknown
My Interests:
Investing, hiking, movies, reading and traveling.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Jesus with the hopes of hearing, "well done My good and faithful servant."
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Olive Garden, any place that has an outside patio on a nice day and my wife's cooking.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Florida for spring training, Charleston SC and Italy, Ireland and Israel (apparently I like countries that start with the letter I)
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Toronto Blue Jays, Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
Favorite Movies:
Behind Enemy Lines
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly
Favorite Video Games:
The Show
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Jars of Clay, Lifehouse, Hillsong United
Great Books Read Recently:
One up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
Book Currently Reading:
Investing in Energy and Options as a Strategic Investment

An Interview with TMFmd19

Last updated: 12/29/2009
The Fool:
What is your favorite techno gadget?
TMFmd19:
My laptop by far is the most useful tech gadget I own.
The Fool:
What technology do you wish the world had but doesn't yet?
TMFmd19:
Teleportation!
The Fool:
Tell us a joke (bear in mind this is a family site.)
TMFmd19:
What's black and white, black and white? A nun falling down the stairs ;) (Don't worry, I'm protestant now :)
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

I believe that the foundation of any portfolio should be made of rock solid dividend paying stocks. On top of that should come growth, not just any growth but Rule Breaking growth. After that, I like to leave my options open, however, I use them liberally and usually to earn income but also to leverage by portfolio when it makes sense. Finally, I like to have some shorts and hedges in there just in case I'm not as smart as I had hoped. So far...so good.