General Information

Name:
Toby Shute
Fool Since:
March 21 2005
Aliases:
TMFSmashy (2/16/2011), shiningb (5/21/2007)
Where I Live:
Brooklyn, NY
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

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

Investing Favorites

Books:
Fooling Some of the People all of the Time, More Than You Know, The Art of Short Selling, Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide, Mr. Market Miscalculates, Simple But Not Easy, Hidden Champions

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Microcaps. Oil & gas and mineral exploration/mining. Special situations.
Greatest Investment:
Intuitive Surgical
Worst Investment:
BriteSmile

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Rice University
Former Jobs
Writer/Analyst at TMF

My Story

Shortly after graduating from college with a degree in Anthropology (which is surprisingly useful in analyzing businesses), Toby discovered investing and Fooldom. He locked away his Marxist leanings in the Ivory Tower, and is now a card-carrying capitalist. No, it's not Eggshell. When he found himself curling up with 10-K's at night, he realized his gigs in film and publishing weren't quite in line with his interests. His first Fool submission ran in March 2007, and he went full-time soon after. Toby got thrown head first into the energy sector, and initially didn't know a drill bit from a derrick. Now he has to refrain from speaking in an odd oil patch dialect that only roughnecks and wildcatters can understand. Alternative energy sources like solar, nuclear, and biofuels also compete for his attention. Toby wrote for the Fool from New York City, Bangkok, and Los Angeles until he hung up his jester's cap in February 2011. He now consults for a value-oriented investment firm based in Texas.

Contact Information

toby@tobyshute.com and occasionally tweeting @tobyshute