stockdissector

William Bias

William has been a stock market enthusiast since 1992.

General Information

Name:
William Bias
Fool Since:
November 19 2004
Aliases:
hillbillyfinance (12/30/2007), finbill (10/14/2007)
Where I Live:
Around South Charleston, WV
Where I Grew Up:
Jeffrey, WV
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Equities
Stocks I Own:
MMM, AAPL, BRK-B, BKE, BKW, CVX, KO, EBAY, JNJ, KRFT, LNN, MCD, MDLZ, ORB, SAVE, RGR, UNP, WAB, DIS, WMT, DFS,DDD, AMZN, CMG,SBUX, WFM, HAS

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
STURM, RUGER (NYSE: RGR) UNION PACIFIC (NYSE: UNP) WALT DISNEY (NYSE: DIS)
Industries:
Consumer Non-Cyclical
Boards:
Motley Fool Caps
Books:
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher; The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Newsletters:
Motley Fool Stock Advisor
Magazines:
Forbes, Fortune
Blogs:
beta.fool.com/stockdissector
People:
Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Stock Market Enthusiast since 1992

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
West Virginia State College (now University)
Job Title
Investor/Contributor
Company / Organization
www.fool.com
Former Jobs
Purchasing Agent, Security Guard

Interests

Personal Quote:
Integrity, Authenticity, and Due Diligence will increase the chances of success.
My Interests:
Traveling, Science Fiction, and Investing
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Chicago, Vancouver, Myrtle Beach SC
Favorite Movies:
Star Trek First Contact
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly
Favorite Video Games:
Tetris and Alleyway
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Smashing Pumpkins
Book Currently Reading:
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

An Interview with stockdissector

Last updated: 6/11/2014
The Fool:
What was your first educational exposure to investing?
stockdissector:
My uncle who was a Winn-Dixie store manager introduced me to the world of stock market investing.
The Fool:
Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
stockdissector:
American Eagle Outfitters...competition is bad for a company. Pick companies with wide moats and few competitors.
The Fool:
Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?
stockdissector:
Union Pacific. The company sits behind a wide moat, provides a crucial service in commerce and competes with only one major railroad in the North American west. I forgot to mention its diverse revenue stream.

My Story

No one wants to hear my story.

How I Invest

I am a fundamental investor.