General Information

Name:
Larissa Faw
Fool Since:
December 2 2013
Where I Live:
New York City, NY
Where I Grew Up:
Eugene, OR
Gender:
Female

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Low
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Tried-and-true. None of those fancy social media start-ups.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
There's a difference between which I like to follow and which I would invest my own money. I am a basic and no drama investor, but love the uncertainty with retail and fast food stocks.
Industries:
Retail, Consumer Goods, Entertainment.
Books:
The only ones to read are the Motley Fool series, right?
Newsletters:
Are there still newsletters out there?
Magazines:
Forbes, Bloomberg
Blogs:
My own: larissafaw.tumblr.com
People:
Motley's Roger Friedman is "one to watch." And the crew at Forbes and MarketWatch's Quentin Fottrell.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Fiscal earnings reports. Teen and youth market trends.
Worst Investment:
My sister's Kool-Aid stand.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Arizona and University of Oregon
Job Title
Reporter/Journalist

Interests

My Interests:
This is sounding suspiciously like a dating profile. I like smart curious conversations and can find interesting aspects to everything. Also, long walks on the beach.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
For a date? Interview? Or just to say hi? Would like to interview Putin, Ike Perlmutter, and Steve Wozniak.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The P's: Mashed potatoes, popcorn, pizza. Definitely a big fan of those KFC-Pizza Hut combos.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Hawaii. My parent's home in the middle of nowhere.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Oregon Ducks. Philadelphia Eagles (now that Chip Kelly is coach). Portland Trailblazers.
Favorite Movies:
Ghostbusters. The Jerk. Lately, 21 Jump Street.
Favorite Board Games:
My brother never let me play Win, Lose or Draw since he said I wasn't a good enough artist. So forbiddance makes the heart grow fonder.
Favorite Video Games:
Not a big gamer, but I can rock Mario underwater.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Huey Lewis and the News. Tupac. One Direction.
Great Books Read Recently:
Wheelmen: the story of Lance Armstrong's downfall.
Book Currently Reading:
James Patterson. Or I could lie and say Malcolm Gladwell like everyone else.

My Story

I spent my whole life wanting to become the CEO of Nike, but fell into journalism the last year of college. So I hopefully combine the best of both worlds. Not that interesting.