Alex Scherer

General Information

Alex Scherer
Fool Since:
September 21 1998
XMFEnochRoot (10/22/2018), TMFEnochRoot (6/2/2018), EnochRoot (4/13/2009)
Where I Live:

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Dart Throwing Monkey

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Former Jobs
Director of Research, The Motley Fool


Personal Quote:
There are no toxic assets, only toxic prices.
My Interests:
Be aware that the market does not turn when it sees light at the end of the tunnel. It turns when all looks black, but just a subtle shade less black than the day before" - Jeremy Grantham
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to. - Joseph Heller
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intelligent influence are usually the slaves of some defunct economists. - J.M. Keynes (the defunct economist)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Only someone who has Asperger's would read a subprime-mortgage-bond prospectus,” - Michael Burry
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Throwing darts is not an investment strategy. - PNC Advertisement
Favorite Movies:
Another thing I think should be avoided is extremely intense ideology because it cabbages up one’s mind. ... When you’re young it’s easy to drift into loyalties and when you announce that you’re a loyal member and you start shouting the orthodox ideology out, what you’re doing is pounding it in, pounding it in, and you’re gradually ruining your mind. - Charlie Munger
Favorite Board Games:
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it. - Will Rogers
Favorite Video Games:
But they knew that order cannot be secured merely through fear of punishment for its infraction; that it is hazardous to discourage thought, hope and imagination; that fear breeds repression; that repression breeds hate; that hate menaces stable government; that the path of safety lies in the opportunity to discuss freely supposed grievances and proposed remedies; and that the fitting remedy for evil counsels is good ones. - Justice Louis Brandeis

The details of my life...

are quite inconsequential. My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it.

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