General Information

Name:
Mike Strain
Fool Since:
January 16 2016
Where I Live:
Claremore, OK
Where I Grew Up:
Bray, OK
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
No particular type of investment. I just want to be part owner of great companies for years.
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AMZN, ANET, AYX, BRK.B, CGNX, GOOG, GH, IQ, MA, MELI, MSFT, NVDA, OKTA, PAYC, PEP, SHOP, SQ, SWAV, SWKS, TTD, TWLO.

Investing Favorites

Industries:
Technology, Media, Restaurants, Energy
Boards:
Saul’s Investing Discussions
Books:
One Up On Wall Street, Good to Great, Outliers
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor, Rule Breakers (Highly recommend both.)
People:
Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Collins (An aside: I also used strainger67 account and have been a Fool since 2004.)

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
AOL (Young and recently married, we scraped together money to buy shares.)
Worst Investment:
ASKJ (An embarrassing purchase during the tech bubble mania.)

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Oklahoma
Job Title
Managing Editor
Company / Organization
Tulsa World
Former Jobs
Reporter, DJ, Farm hand

Interests

Personal Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou ••••• I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow. -- Chase Cook, Capital Gazette•••••It was my understanding there would be no math in the debates. -- Chevy Chase, portraying President Gerald Ford (1970s SNL).
My Interests:
Investing, Fantasy baseball/football, Scuba diving/Snorkeling, Backyard vegetable garden
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Jesus of Nazareth, Warren Buffett, Muhammad Ali, Ricky Bobby
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Pizza, Burgers, Steaks, Tex-Mex (Things a heart doctor wouldn't want me to eat.)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Jamaica, Maui, Colorado, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Philadelphia Phillies, NFL, College football
Favorite Movies:
Caddyshack, Shawshank Redemption, Talladega Nights, No Country For Old Men
Favorite Board Games:
Stratego, Master Mind, Connect Four, Othello, Monopoly
Favorite Video Games:
I’m old school: Mario Kart, Star Wars Rebel Assault II, Tecmo Bowl, Tetris, Galaga, Pac Man
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Like all kinds of music.
Great Books Read Recently:
The Warmth of Other Suns -- Isabel Wilkerson ••• Bible
Book Currently Reading:
Bible

An Interview with MikeStrain

Last updated: 10/5/2019
The Fool:
What's your favorite Fool message board?
MikeStrain:
Saul's Investing Discussions
The Fool:
Make a confession.
MikeStrain:
I get distracted during baseball season, because ... well, it's baseball season.
The Fool:
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
MikeStrain:
I became a passive investor for 10 years and let mutual funds do the work for me. I could be a case study that proves buying shares of good companies and holding them for the long term beats mutual funds. Would like to have those 10 years back.
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