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, BPY, BHP, COP, CORR, DGS, DIS, LNCO, PSX, VZ, AIG, Long Jan 2021 warrants on AIG, AMT, ARCO, ATHN, AVAV, BIDU, BLKB, BMRN, BPI, CBST, CMG, CPRT, CRESY, CTRX, EBS, EPD, EXEL, Long Jan 2016 $10 calls on F, FB, FDS, FEIC, FXE (Short), GES, GHDX, GMCR, IMAX, IMGN, ININ, IRBT, ISRG, LINE, LL, LNKD, LRN, LULU, MELI, MNTA, Long Jan 2016 $100 calls on MON, Short Jan 2016 $100 puts on MON, Short Jan 2016 $130 calls on MON, MPW, NILE, NLY, NTES, ORB, OTEX, PANL, PLCM, PSMT, QLIK, RCI, RLOC, SRCL, STON, TFM, UA, VMW, VOLC, VRTX, WPRT, WU, FAZ (Short), BOFI, Long Jan 2015 $35 calls on COH, Long Jan 2015 $57.50 calls on ACN, SD, GTLS, Long Jan 2015 $35 calls on KO, Long Jan 2016 $35 calls on KO, DNR, Long Jan 2016 $40 calls on EBAY, SODA, SCTY, Long Jan 2016 $90 calls on COST, NOK, Long Jan 2016 $57.50 calls on DIS, TWTR, PHM, SDRL, Short Jan 2016 $55 Calls on AIG, Long Jan 2016 $50 Calls on AIG, Short Jan 2016 $32.50 puts on KMI, Long Jan 2016 $32.50 calls on KMI, WFM, short Oct 2014 $18 puts on PHM, short Oct 2014 $20 calls on PHM, short Nov 2014 $22.50 puts on SSW, Short Oct 2014 $8 calls on NOK, Long Jan 2016 $55 calls on WMT, Short Sep 2014 $77.50 calls on WMT, short Dec 14 $28 calls on GES, long Sep 2014 $115 puts on IWM, short Sep 2014 $105 puts on IWM, Long Dec 2014 $42.50 calls on LULU, Short Dec 2014 $45 calls on LULU, Short Dec 2014 $47.50 calls on LULU, Short Sep 2014 $35 puts on POT, FIVE (short), Short Oct 2014 $52.50 calls on EBAY, Short Oct 2014 $50 puts on WFC, Short Oct 2014 $37 Puts on GME, Short Oct 2014 $43 Calls on GME, Long Oct 2014 $46 calls on GME, Short Nov 2014 $40 puts on PCL, Short Nov 2014 $35 puts on TGH, Long Jan 2016 $15 calls on NES, Long Jan 2016 $25 calls on UPL, Short Nov 2014 $82.50 calls on ACN, Short Nov 2014 $39 calls on COH

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
BAM, PCL, LINE
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:
Stock Advisor way back when. CTRX and MON syn-long w/ covered calls have served me well.
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:
MLB 2K12. I love baseball!
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.