Daniel Jones

General Information

Daniel Jones
Fool Since:
November 25 2008
Where I Live:
Akron, OH
Where I Grew Up:
Akron, OH

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I tend not to focus so much on industries when it comes to investing, but I have found both energy and transportation to be a fertile ground for attractive plays. Generally speaking, I attempt to find companies that are trading at a significant discount to their intrinsic value, but I also keep in mind the possibility of large economic bubbles or troughs. By maintaining a dual mindset, I believe I can significantly outperform the market in the long-run.
Stocks I Own:
Cooper Tire & Rubber, Iridium Communications, Safeway, Oil States International, ResCap Liquidation Trust, Zoetis, Saker Aviation, Employers Holdings, and Questcor Pharmaceuticals.

Investing Favorites

WD-40 Corp, Berkshire Hathaway, Norfolk Southern, CME Group, Iridium Communications, Cooper Tire & Rubber, and Saker Aviation.
Energy, Transportation and Retail.
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Getting Started in Value Investing, One Up On Wall Street, An Empire of Wealth, Ray Dalio's Principles, and pretty much anything by David Dreman and Joel Greenblatt!
The Motley Fool! (of course! =P)
Warren Buffett, Michael Burry, David Tepper, David Einhorn, Peter Lynch, Joel Greenblatt, abd David Dreman.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Value Investing
Greatest Investment:
The investment in myself!
Worst Investment:
Excel Maritime Carriers
Money I Manage:
I currently run a small hedge fund.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Masters of Accountancy: Case Western Reserve University Bachelor of Arts in Economics: Case Western Reserve University
Job Title
Company / Organization
Avaring Capital Advisors, LLC
Former Jobs
Founder and Editor of The Investment Chronicles


My Interests:
Value investing and networking with like-minded individuals, chess, spending time with my girlfriend, reading, writing (I'm an author of one investment-related book I'm trying to get published and I'm working on my first fiction novel).
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett and Genghis Khan (if he were still alive)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Anything with fried chicken! I love chicken but I also enjoy steak and ribs. My girlfriend is a studying nutritionist/dietitian so I have to sneak these things in my diet most of the time (shh... don't tell her I told you that!)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
New York City is the only real place I've vacationed to, but I'd also like to travel to Europe, the Middle East, Mongolia, and Egypt.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Favorite Movies:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avatar, Little Man Tate, Knights of the South Bronx, and Searching for Bobby Fischer.
Favorite Board Games:
Favorite Video Games:
Call of Duty
Favorite Music or Musicians:
I really enjoy Breaking Benjamin
Great Books Read Recently:
Steve Jobs
Book Currently Reading:
Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Psychological Edge