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DRS71188

Daniel Snell

General Information

Name:
Daniel Snell
Fool Since:
November 19 2013

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Small (1-3 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Algorithmic, Robot, Value, Options, High Frequency Trading
Stocks I Own:
None

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
I follow over 550 stocks (CONSISTENTLY DAILY) - Eli Lilly & Company (LLY), Shire PLC (SHPG), BioTelemetry (BEAT), Mckesson (MCK), Merck (MCK), GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH)
Industries:
Healthcare, Energy, Agricultural
Boards:
Motley Fool, GuruVIX, SeekingAlpha
Books:
Reminiscence of Stock Operator, Pit Bull (Marty Schwartz), In The Zone (Forex), Japanese Candle Stick Techniques, Market Wizards series
Newsletters:
Motley Fool, WSJ, BioSpace, Bloomberg, Seekingalpha
Magazines:
These still exist?
Blogs:
SeekingAlpha, GuruVIX.com, LifeSciences
People:
TMFUltraLong occasionally, other than that, no one worth noting.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Options, scalps, large movement, trend analysis, fundamental review
Greatest Investment:
Bought Oct calls in Septemeber 2012 @ 700 strike, works for me!
Worst Investment:
Apple all of 2013....
Money I Manage:
Just mine!

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
The Google.com Academy?
Job Title
CEO
Company / Organization
EveryWayDesign
Former Jobs
Logic - Private Equity & Diverse Investments (Writer)

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Why waste money on U.S. education, when you can Google foreign education"
My Interests:
Finance, Accounting, Web-Design, Blogging, Writing, Trading, Investing, Economics, Real-Estate, CNBC, Bloomberg, My Wife & Daughter, in this order. (Just kidding)
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Marty Schwartz, Buffett, Michael Jordan (who doesn't want to meet him?), Tom Gardner (Obviously)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Whoa now, over priced food... That could of been a Jan call on BEAT, but hypothetically, I like those small signature local joints, mom & pop restaurants, call me a hipster, or a fool, but that's just my style.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Mmm Golf?
Favorite Sports or Teams:
None, sports are overated
Favorite Movies:
There is currently to many movies to make this decision, though I really like Rogue Trader.
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly
Favorite Video Games:
League Of Legends
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Anthony Green, Dallas Green
Great Books Read Recently:
290 page Market Analysis on Hep. C
Book Currently Reading:
Another 320 page report on a 2022 market forecast....

An Interview with DRS71188

Last updated: 11/20/2013
The Fool:
What lesson do you wish you’d learned ten years ago?
DRS71188:
Hmm, I wish I would of taken things a little more seriously, I also wish someone would of told me about the markets. I would of had a move more competitive drive in my education years, if I would of known there was more to life than becoming a Lawyer, Doctor, or minimum wage/middle class...
The Fool:
What was your first educational exposure to investing?
DRS71188:
Lets see, I read a book on Quantitative finance in 8th grade (about 10 years ago), I never really knew what I was reading, but as I got older, it allowed me to understand more topics such as technical analysis and fundamental overview, therefore I entered the markets with lots of Quantitative knowledge, as well as understandings towards financial and economic forecasting.
The Fool:
Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
DRS71188:
Pretty much every options trade between January to May on Apple, as well as not purchasing calls on May Tesla, speculation is your foolish best friend, in my opinion....
[Read the full Interview]

When The Cravings Began

I woke up in late 2007, working a crappy construction job and decided, I am going to become a healthcare financial analyst one day... Yep... That is pretty much my story, I have no background, or relation to finance before that point, I have two parents who are well versed, but overall, just genuine interest in the markets and healthcare/energy.

How I Invest: Questionable!

I am a very questionable investor, I typically stick to long buy and sell side options, as well as long growth opportunities. I look for volatility, and try to make it my best friend, though it can often become my least favorite person. I do pretty well though, I am riskier than most, but I find myself moving towards the safer sides of things as I get older.

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