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August 17 2012
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Equities, Bonds, Options
Stocks I Own:
T, IVV, AAPL, CTRE, ZOES, GERN, GE, BBRY, FB, GOOG, SHOP, ENV, KNDI, WING, TASR, GM, BOFI
The Big Short, The Intelligent Investor, The Elements of Style
Here (of course), The Reformed Broker, Andrew Ross Sorkin's Dealbook, Huffington Post
Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Bill Gross, any investment professional willing to challenge "common wisdom" on Wall Street (which is generally wrong).
My Area of Expertise:
Ford Bonds (purchased during CEO's Capitol Hill testimony)
Bear Stearns (thanks Cramer!!!) and Ford Bonds (that I sold way too early).
Money I Manage:
Education And Work Information
George Mason University BS Finance,
Company / Organization
Read upper lefthand corner!
Stockbroker, Financial Advisor, Mortgage Originator
You should be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.--Warren Buffett If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less.--General Eric Shinseki
Sports, spirited (and cordial) debate, finance
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
John Stewart, any living President, Seth MacFarlane, Warren Buffett.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Seafood, Pizza (non-chain)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Vacation?!?! What is that?
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Nats, Wizards, Steelers
Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Hunger Games, any Bond movie
Favorite Board Games:
Favorite Video Games:
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Alternative: Nirvana, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, DMB Rap: Biggie, 2Pac, and Eminem
Great Books Read Recently:
The Big Short, Outliers, The Tipping Point
Book Currently Reading:
CFA Texts, Fisher Investments: Tech
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An Interview with XMFJCar
Last updated: 2/12/2015
How do you define success?
I have this saying "Head, Heart, Health" that plays into my definition of success. Every day I try to become more intelligent, healthier, and a better human being (heart) than the day before. I'd define success as a person that's able to do the aforementioned things most days.
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
For balance, I'd love to go back to Oct. 28, 1929. It was the start of the Great Depression - it would be good to remember that things have been worse and we've always bounced back stronger.
What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
My best investment is also my worst. In the midst of the huge market meltdown, I bought Ford bonds for $0.12 on the dollar. Three weeks later they offered $0.32 per and I agreed. Last time I checked those bonds traded at $1.40 on the dollar.