jdangjenn

Daniel Jennings

I'm an amateur investor and professional that likes to give my opinions about stocks. I don't consider myself a stock guru simply an average guy who has bought a few stocks, read a lot of books on stocks and found that Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett are usually right and those guys on CNBC are usually wrong. I've also done a lot of thinking about stocks and the market over the years which is only now beginning to pay off.

General Information

Name:
Daniel Jennings
Fool Since:
May 13 2013
Where I Live:
Fairplay, CO
Where I Grew Up:
Denver, CO
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Low
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Mining, technology, retail, discounters, international, ETFs, etc.
Stocks I Own:
ALCS BIG BRK B EBAY EWA KR MSFT SPY TC WWE

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Teva, Microsoft, Union Pacific, Kansas City, Southern, Berkshire Hathaway, Google, eBay, Discover Financial, Costco, Rio Tinto
Industries:
Mining, technology, ETFs, railroads, oil, retail, discounting, credit cards, financial.
Books:
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, Financial Alchemy by George Soros, The Black Swan and Anti-fragile by Nicholas Nasim Tableb
People:
Warren Buffett, George Soros, Benjamin Graham, Nicholas Nassim Taleb,

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Straight value investing in stocks I'm interested in.
Greatest Investment:
Tesla
Worst Investment:
Alco
Money I Manage:
My Own

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Phoenix
Job Title
Writer
Company / Organization
DGJ Enterprises LLC,
Former Jobs
Reporter, Editor, Accounts Payable Clerk, Newsletter Editor, Copy Machine Operator, Security Guard

Interests

Personal Quote:
If you accept anything at face value will you will get ripped off.
My Interests:
Writing, history, philosophy, investing, economics, politics, comic books, movies, cooking, travel, anything that fascinates, television. Books
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Nicholas Nassim Taleb, Josh Wheedon, Stan Lee, President Obama, Warren Buffett, Uma Thurman, Elon Musk
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Winkoop Brewery in Denver, Tommy's Oriental in Denver, Chipotle Whole Foods Market (seriously good soup), In and Out Burger (best burgers, fries and shakes in the universe).
Favorite Vacation Spots:
The Beach, almost any place I haven't been as long as they have a nice hotel and great microbrew!! The World
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Other than professional wrestling sports bore me.
Favorite Movies:
Casablanca, Ace in the Hole, Kill Bill Volume I, The Loved One, anything directed by Billy Wilder, almost any Bogart movie. Dr. Strangelove, Any Star Wars film especially the Revenge of the Sith,
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly, poker
Favorite Video Games:
Video games bore me. I haven't played since Pitfall.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Music bores me.
Great Books Read Recently:
The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment By Roy Porter Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire By Philip Mansel
Book Currently Reading:
Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business By John Mackey and Raj Sisodia The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Stephen Pinker

An Interview with jdangjenn

Last updated: 5/26/2013
The Fool:
What is your favorite techno gadget?
jdangjenn:
A plain old fashioned desktop computer with a high speed internet connection it's still the most powerful and liberating tool out there.
The Fool:
What technology do you wish the world had but doesn't yet?
jdangjenn:
Probably interstellar travel. I hate the idea of human beings being cooped up in one tiny little solar system.
The Fool:
What's the best restaurant you've ever been to? (Include name, location, and average bill for two.)
jdangjenn:
Tommy's Thai on East Colfax in Denver Colorado $25.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

I'm a recovering journalist. I spent too many years in the newspaper racket making no money writing about stuff I didn't care about. Now I'm a full time freelance writer and making more getting paid to write about what I like.

How I Invest

I'm a straight value investor that believes in buy and hold. If I find something really good I like I hold on to it. I also believe the old adage if it sounds too good to be true it is!! It also pays if you like what you're investing in.