Adem Tahiri

Freelance Contributor for The Motley Fool since 2012, specializing in the consumer goods sector. Fascinated with value, investor behavior, and retail stocks.

General Information

Adem Tahiri
Fool Since:
April 30 2012
mrrightside (2/12/2013)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Small (1-3 Stocks)
Stocks I Own:

Investing Favorites

Consumer Goods, Consulting, Retail
One up on Wall Street-Peter Lynch You're Money and Your Brain-Jason Zwieg The Little Book that Beats the Market-Joel Greenblatt The Million Dollar Portfolio-David and Tom Gardner
Stock Advisor
The Common Tulip:
Peter Lynch Jason Zwieg Joel Greenblatt

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Politics, employment and financial markets. I love how they all play a role together.
Greatest Investment:
CMG @ $79/share
Worst Investment:
FNFG @ $14/share (sold at 8)
Money I Manage:
My own, my families and a few close friends

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Eastern Illinois University (BA)
Job Title
Contributing Writer/Freelancer


Personal Quote:
"You have to find what you love"-Steve Jobs
My Interests:
Stocks, valuation, politics, spicy food, travelling, my family.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, President Nixon, Kate Upton (haha)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Mexican food, southwest food, spicy, hot wings (love bwld!)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Charleston-SC Oahu N. Woods of Wisconsin San Diego-CA
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Let's go White Sox!!! Da' Bears
Favorite Movies:
I Love You Man (slappa da' bass)
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly and Risk
Favorite Video Games:
Star Wars-Knights of the Old Republic Madden
Favorite Music or Musicians:
The Eagles
Great Books Read Recently:
Your Money and Your Brain Quality of Earnings
Book Currently Reading:
The Little Book of Behavioral Investing

An Interview with TheCommonTulip

Last updated: 8/26/2012
The Fool:
If you could change one thing about your workplace, corporate culture, or family life, what would it be?
I'd take more chances in all of the above of my personal life. You only live once.
The Fool:
What on Wall Street today is most suited for reform?
I think margin requirements need to be raised, the markets are too volatile, which keeps smaller investors on the sidelines.
The Fool:
How do you define success?
When I look back at my life one day, I hope to say I made a difference in as many peoples lives as possible. Somehow, if I can accomplish that, I'll consider myself successful.
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

-Focus on a small group of stocks that I understand. -High returns on capital are preferred. -Strong competitive advantage is a must. Pricing power. -Try to only buy individual stocks I'd want to hold for the next 10 years and forget everything else. -50% of funds go into an index, because no one has "that many" good ideas. My stock portfolio has less than 10 individual stocks in it at all times. -Buy low, sell never.