General Information

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

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
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, 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, UAA, VMW, VRTX, WU, FAZ (Short), BOFI, Long Jan 2018 $80 calls on ACN, GTLS, DNR, NOK, TWTR, SDRL, Short Jan 2018 $30 puts on KMI, Long Jan 2018 $30 calls on KMI, WFM, SSW, POT, TGH, Short Jan 2018 $115 calls on ACN, MA, SVXY, TRIP, Z, MIDD, ROIC, SBUX, MKC, AINV, GNTX, IBKR, CLB, NOV, AMZN, BLV, CELG, ICE, long Jan 2019 $55 calls on WMT, short Jun 2017 $70 calls on WMT, MTH, KMI, SKX, Long Jan 18 $45 calls on WFC, BRK-B, MDT, AFSI, ORLY, WY, BR, BABY, short Jan 2018 $115 calls on MON, BWLD, FIT, BBU, NUVA, Long Jan 2018 $45 calls on NKE, long Jan 2018 $85 calls on NFLX, short Jan 2018 $85 puts on NFLX, short Jun 2017 $105 calls on NFLX, MSTR, long Jan 2018 $100 calls on HD, ORCL, long Jan 2018 $80 calls on DIS, short Jun 2017 $120 calls on DIS, long Jan 2018 $18 calls on EBAY, short Oct 2017 $33 calls on EBAY, short Jul 2017 $57.50 calls on NKE, RMD, SHAK (short), short Jan 2019 $12 calls on GPRO, long Jan 2019 $12 puts on GPRO, long Jan 2018 $80 calls on AMT, short Oct 2017 $120 calls on AMT, short Aug 2017 $135 calls on HD, BEP, EQC, PAYC, UBNT, short May 2017 $32 calls on WFM, short Jan 2018 $100 puts on QQQ, long Jan 2018 $113 puts on QQQ, short Jun 2017 $13 calls on GES, CWH, short Oct 2017 $33 calls on EBAY, JNJ, short May 2017 $32 calls on WFM, short Sep 2017 $22.50 calls on GNTX, short Jun 2017 $37.50 calls on MTH, WPC

Investing Favorites

Energy, Materials and Utilities
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 and
Company / Organization
Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Business Manager and Director of Operations


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:
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?
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?
The Fool:
Tell us a joke (bear in mind this is a family site.)
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 good.