TheCommonTulip

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

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

Investing Basics

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

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Multi-baggers
Industries:
Consumer Goods, Real Estate, Business Consulting, Staffing
Books:
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
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor
Blogs:
The Common Tulip: commontulip.com
People:
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

Interests

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?
TheCommonTulip:
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?
TheCommonTulip:
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?
TheCommonTulip:
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.