General Information

Name:
Matt Thalman
Fool Since:
November 1 2011
Aliases:
TMFMT (4/8/2014)
Where I Live:
Alexandria, Va
Where I Grew Up:
Wheeling, WV
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Anything that will make me money!
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AMZN, BAC, BRK-B, CRM, DIS, EBAY, F, FB, GOOG, HD, INTC, JNJ, JPM, KO, KORS, LNKD, LULU, LVS, MA, MGM, MSFT, PCLN, PG, SBUX, SCTY, SIRI, TSLA, UA, WM, Z

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Google, Facebook, Amazon, EBay, Disney
Books:
Liar’s Poker
Magazines:
Forbes
People:
Peter Lynch

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
The Dow 30 and General Investing Topics
Money I Manage:
My own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
West Virginia University
Job Title
Contributor
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool

Interests

Personal Quote:
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Italian
Favorite Vacation Spots:
My old home town, Las Vegas
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly
Great Books Read Recently:
Greedy Bastards
Book Currently Reading:
Value Investing

My Story

Matt first became interested in the stock market while attending West Virginia University. A finance professor told a story about how a few thousand dollars invested in Mylan Pharmaceutical's stock in the 1970's had turned a number of employees, some even working as janitors at the company, into millionaires after holding onto their shares. The seed of investing in quality stocks and holding those positions for a very long time was planted. After completing his MBA and working in the hospitality industry in Las Vegas for a number of years, Matt joined the Fool as a contributor in 2011. Follow his stock picks on CAPS at TMFMT or on Twitter @mthalman5513.

How I Invest

Attempt to find under-appreciated companies which I believe have a bright future.