TMFmd19

Matthew DiLallo

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, F, FB, FDS, GHDX, SHOP, IMAX, IMGN, IRBT, ISRG, LULU, MELI, MNTA, MPW, NLY, NTES, OA, OTEX, OLED, GILD, RCI, SRCL, UA, UAA, VMW, VRTX, FAZ (Short), BOFI, Long Jan 2019 $90 calls on ACN, GTLS, DNR, NOK, TWTR, SSW, NTR, TGH, Short Jan 2019 $130 calls on ACN, MA, SVXY, TRIP, Z, MIDD, ROIC, SBUX, MKC, AINV, IBKR, CLB, NOV, AMZN, BLV, CELG, ICE, KMI, SKX, BRK-B, MDT, SQ, WY, BR, BABY, BWLD, FIT, BBU, NUVA, MSTR, long Jan 2020 $110 calls on HD, ORCL, long Jan 2020 $80 calls on DIS, short May 2018 $110 calls on DIS, long Jan 2019 $18 calls on EBAY, short Oct 2018 $37 calls on EBAY, RMD, SHAK (short), long Jan 2019 $80 calls on AMT, short Oct 2018 $135 calls on AMT, short May 2018 $175 calls on HD, BEP, EQC, PAYC, UBNT, CWH, JNJ, ABMD, short Jul 2018 $49 calls on VZ, COHR, NVR, CCL, FSLR, PSA, Long Jan 2020 $150 calls on AAPL, short Jan 2020 $155 calls on AAPL, GE, EQIX, TCEHY, ENB, CMCSA, long Jan 2020 $35 calls on SBUX, short Jul 2018 $60 calls on SBUX, CEQP, TERP, EEP, COO, INTC, short Sept 2018 $49 calls on INTC, short April 2018 $18 calls on GME, long Jan 2020 $30 calls on ORCL, short Jun 2018 $52.50 calls on ORCL, CME, short Jun 2018 $25 puts on AM, long Jan 2019 $255 puts on SPY, short Jan 2019 $285 puts on SPY, short Oct 2018 $35 calls on WY, ADBE

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.