General Information

Name:
James Shaw
Fool Since:
November 13 2013
Where I Live:
San Francisco, CA
Where I Grew Up:
San Francisco, CA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Long-term investing (1-5 years)

Investing Favorites

Blogs:
Stock Gumshoe (Travis Johnson)
People:
Guy Gottfried, David Einhorn, Harvey Sawikin, Donald Yacktman, Seth Klarman

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I am a long-term investor (1-5 years). I focus on corporate restructuring events and other catalytic situations from a purely fundamental perspective.
Greatest Investment:
JMBA
Worst Investment:
LCI
Money I Manage:
I am self-employed, investing full-time for my own seven-figure account.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Despite continual protests from my mother, I am hackschooling my collegiate education through Khan Academy, iTunesU, Coursera, and most importantly, daily conversations with our country's top tech investors.
Job Title
self-employed investor
Company / Organization
self
Former Jobs
self-employed investor

My Story

An incredible family raised me as an only child, and I am delighted to continue working with my father to this day. I enjoy life in downtown San Francisco while focusing on public markets, and my father works near Silicon Valley for easy access to angel and venture meetings.

How I Invest

I invest for my own seven-figure account on a full-time basis. I credit my father for most of my education, although there are many friends and colleagues who have helped both of us navigate the terrain. My father prefers private capital and angel investing, but I prefer public markets for their daily liquidity. My typical holding time is one year, although various situations require longer or shorter durations. I typically seek profit of at least 5x my absolute risk.