Tedra DeSue

If you say Growth Stocks, Option Straddles, Muni Bonds, Fundamentals, Personal Finance, Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR or Sushi, you have my full attention!!! DeSue's stock market pieces have been syndicated for the past several years across several news sites. She spent almost 10 years heading the coverage of the municipal bond industry for the Southeast for The Bond Buyer, where she broke finance stories related to Hurricane Katrina. She also wrote several of the groundbreaking stories on the derivatives market that contributed to the 2008 housing collapse. She also was Editor for a corporate income tax publication for CCH, in addition to reporting for Newsweek, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Bradenton Herald. She's also worked with investment relations firms and mutual fund houses to produce content and edit materials for distribution to their clients.

General Information

Tedra DeSue
Fool Since:
March 31 2012

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Medium Low
Investing Style:
Value Investor

Investing Favorites

Technology, Banking

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Investing for Income

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
DePauw University
Job Title
Company / Organization
The Bond Buyer
Former Jobs
Finance Writer


Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Soto Soto in Atlanta
Favorite Sports or Teams:
NASCAR!!! Jimmie Johnson (48)
Favorite Video Games:
Angry Birds!
Book Currently Reading:
Moment of Truth by Lisa S

An Interview with TwillyD

Last updated: 6/2/2012
The Fool:
As a former child and possibly parent of one now, share your best advice about raising children.
Don't treat them like they are stupid. Respect and listen to them. You may learn something yourself.
The Fool:
What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
Ran and completed the Peachtree Road Race three years in a row!
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
I was a sucker for the April Fool's Day prank about the upside down yield curve...ah yah yah...

My Story

Tedra DeSue has been a finance writer for more than 20 years. DeSue's areas of expertise range from dividend growth stocks to municipal and corporate bonds. DeSue's work as a finance analyst/writer has includes almost 10 years at The Bond Buyer, where she headed coverage for six Southeastern states. DeSue covers Momentum, as well as Growth stocks, mainly within the financial and technology sectors.

How I Invest

Go long or go home. I look for stocks that may be trading cheaply due to some one-time event that is affecting the company's operations.