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, BPY, BHP, COP, CORR, DGS, DIS, LNCO, PSX, VZ, AIG, Long Jan 2021 warrants on AIG, AMT, ATHN, AVAV, BIDU, BLKB, BMRN, BPI, CMG, CPRT, CRESY, CTRX, EBS, EPD, Long Jan 2016 $10 calls on F, FB, FDS, FEIC, FXE (Short), GES, GHDX, GMCR, IMAX, IMGN, ININ, IRBT, ISRG, LINE, LL, LNKD, 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, SRCL, STON, TFM, UA, VMW, VRTX, WU, FAZ (Short), BOFI, Long Jan 2017 $35 calls on COH, Long Jan 2017 $65 calls on ACN, SD, GTLS, Long Jan 2016 $35 calls on KO, DNR, Long Jan 2016 $40 calls on EBAY, Short Jul 2015 $57.50 calls on EBAY, SODA, SCTY, 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 Apr 2014 $20 calls on PHM, short May 2015 $22.50 puts on SSW, Short Apr 2015 $8 calls on NOK, short Jun 15 $22 calls on GES, Short Mar 2015 $35 puts on POT, FIVE (short), Short Apr 2015 $35 puts on GME, TGH, Short May 2015 $87.50 calls on ACN, Short May 15 $41 calls on COH, MA, long Jan 16 $40 calls on EXPD, short Jan 16 $40 puts on EXPD, short Feb 15 $43 puts on EXPD, Short Mar 15 $25 puts on LUK, CZR (short), Long Jan 17 $35 calls on KO, short Feb 15 $44 calls on KO, short May 15 $50 calls on WFM, SVXY, TRIP, Long Jan 17 $110 calls on GILD, short Jan 17 $120 calls on GILD, long Mar 15 $195 puts on SPY, short Mar 15 $182 puts on SPY, short Jun 15 $50 calls on LULU, short Jun 15 $52.50 calls on LULU, long Jun 15 $47.50 calls on LULU, Long Jan 17 $80 calls on AMT, Z, MIDD, ROIC, SBUX, MKC, AINV, Short Apr 15 $19 puts on PHM, short Jun 15 $17.50 puts on GNTX, short May 15 $15 puts on F, TUP, Long Jan 17 $35 calls on AAL, IBKR, CLB, Short Aug 15 $50 puts on NOV, Long Jan 17 $25 calls on INTC, Short Mar 15 $34.50 calls on INTC, Short Apr 15 $52.50 puts on WFC, short Apr 15 $57.50 calls on WFC, short May 15 $43 puts on EXPD, short May 15 $48 calls on EXPD, AMZN, BLV, short Aug 15 $40 puts on PCL, CELG, ICE, long Jan 17 $37.50 calls on GRMN, short Apr 15 $50 calls on GRMN

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:
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 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.