sethmcnew

Bradley Seth McNew

Writing to help the world invest better. Currently I'm working and traveling around Asia and the world, gaining knowledge along the way that I hope to share with our readers. Small town Colorado native, always happy for the fresh air and blue skies there, and love the ground level view of the global marketplace including Macau, Singapore, mainland China from here.

General Information

Name:
Bradley Seth McNew
Fool Since:
August 24 2012
Where I Live:
Macau, China / Denver, CO
Where I Grew Up:
Denver, CO
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Global Focus
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Long-term global value stocks, with a few smart growth picks. Academic focused idea of long-term global growth.
Stocks I Own:
LVS, DIS, AAPL, KRFT, MDLZ, CSCO, GA, APC

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
TSLA, GA
Industries:
Entertianment and Gaming.
Books:
The Big Short, Warren Buffet: Snowball
Newsletters:
Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement
Magazines:
The Economist

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Entertianment and Gaming
Greatest Investment:
TSLA
Money I Manage:
My own (all of it! Take that mutual fund managers).

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
International M.B.A, University of Denver; Advanced Chinese, Beijing Cultural and Language University
Job Title
Acrobat/Stuntman; Writer
Company / Organization
Universal Studios Singapore, Dragone Ent. Macau
Former Jobs
Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Analyst, Western Union

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts." Disney's Aladdin
My Interests:
Acrobatics, diving and performing, juggling, discovering new coffee shops, traveling
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Margaret Atwood
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Steamed dumplings
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Diving and Gymnastics, Go team USA!

An Interview with sethmcnew

Last updated: 12/23/2013
The Fool:
To what extent has your financial success, or lack thereof, been the result of luck versus skill?
sethmcnew:
I would say that luck has been a pretty big part of my success, in that I come from a pretty not-well off and financially unconcerned family, and have still somehow found a love for finance. From getting into the finance world and beyond, I would say skill, and determination above all, have been the success factors.
The Fool:
Tell us an amusing anecdote about your childhood.
sethmcnew:
When I was about 8, I used to clean peoples houses for money (starting with my siblings chores and moving onto peoples houses). I made a good amount of money this way, but would save most of it. Then my siblings would want to borrow money so I always lent it to them, keeping a detailed log of how much each sibling owed me (never interest bearing, what kind of brother do you think I am?)
The Fool:
What do you fear most?
sethmcnew:
Boredom.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

Two areas of my life that I love: Athletics (starting with competitive diving and tumbling, and then acrobatic and stunt performing), and investing / business analysis. I am so lucky that I have the opportunity to have these two things simultaneously as an acrobat working at Universal Studios and around the world, and at the same time focusing on freelance business writing.