sethmcnew

Bradley Seth McNew

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.