General Information

Name:
Nate Wooley
Fool Since:
December 12 2012

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Blue chips and reliable growth-dividend investments.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Boeing, General Mills, Apple
Industries:
Heavy industry and technology

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Buy and hold investing, technology, games and communications
Greatest Investment:
Apple at 15

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Frostburg State University University of Iowa
Former Jobs
Edward Jones Investments

Interests

My Interests:
Family, culture, politics. For investments? Solid, long term investments aimed at providing long term income.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
I would have loved to meet Robert Heinlein. Now? Perhaps David Brin or Richard Branson.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Restaurants? There's a little greek place down here in Summerville, SC I'm fond of.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Disney, believe it or not. Even if I didn't have two small girls that place knows how to take care of visitors.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
The Washington Redskins.
Favorite Movies:
O Brother Where Art Thou, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly. Trivial Pursuit but no one will play with me anymore.
Favorite Video Games:
Civilization
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Rush. Cowboy Mouth. Jill Sobule.
Great Books Read Recently:
Perdido Street Station, Moby Dick
Book Currently Reading:
The Future History of Robert Heinlein Vol. 1

An Interview with nwooley

Last updated: 1/7/2013
The Fool:
What's the best product you use that most people don't know about?
nwooley:
I'm a huge fan of rolled labels. You know, those little address labels? They save so much time sending out letters.
The Fool:
In what way would society be different if bears had become the dominant sentient species?
nwooley:
I think there'd be more fish in our diets. It would be rough on the salmon. Cats would be happy, though.
The Fool:
To what extent has your financial success, or lack thereof, been the result of luck versus skill?
nwooley:
There's a big element of luck involved, no doubt. I scared my FA once with a big play on a broken stock that paid off. Oh, and coming of age in DC during the dotcom boom led to some real money.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

Not a lot to tell, really. Retired investment guy. Started several tech businesses in my younger days, sold them out and became a writer. Seems dull when I phrase it that way. But it seemed exciting at the time.

How I Invest

I believe in stopping the churn. Too many people chase the herd. Let them. Find good stocks with good management and buy and hold. If you do your research right early in the process your investments will take care of you forever.