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Daniel Snell

General Information

Daniel Snell
Fool Since:
November 19 2013

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
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:

Investing Favorites

I follow over 550 stocks (CONSISTENTLY DAILY) - Eli Lilly & Company (LLY), Shire PLC (SHPG), BioTelemetry (BEAT), Mckesson (MCK), Merck (MCK), GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH)
Healthcare, Energy, Agricultural
Motley Fool, GuruVIX, SeekingAlpha
Reminiscence of Stock Operator, Pit Bull (Marty Schwartz), In The Zone (Forex), Japanese Candle Stick Techniques, Market Wizards series
Motley Fool, WSJ, BioSpace, Bloomberg, Seekingalpha
These still exist?
SeekingAlpha,, LifeSciences
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 Academy?
Job Title
Company / Organization
Former Jobs
Logic - Private Equity & Diverse Investments (Writer)


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:
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?
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?
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.
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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