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General Information

Name:
Paul Neal
Fool Since:
February 1 2011
Aliases:
buzzturd (4/8/2012)
Where I Live:
Munich, Germany
Where I Grew Up:
England
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Technology and probably a bit of retail
Greatest Investment:
Antofogasta Holdings - it was the downpayment on my first flat in Munich
Worst Investment:
LQDT
Money I Manage:
Is all mine :-)

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Did my MBA at Henley
Job Title
I'm a sales exec for services
Company / Organization
HP - right now
Former Jobs
Digital Equipment, Wipro Technologies and some in between

Interests

My Interests:
Art, Running, Whiskey and Cigars
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Elon Musk
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Indian, Mexican and Vegetarian My favorite restaurant is the Guru in Munich
Favorite Vacation Spots:
I lived on Bermuda for two years - you don't get any better than that
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Bayern Munich, Barcelona and I follow Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal
Favorite Movies:
Anythigg and everything sci-fi
Favorite Board Games:
Chess - although I'm not that good
Favorite Video Games:
Played on a lot of WoW from Vanilla
Favorite Music or Musicians:
From Bach to Coldplay
Great Books Read Recently:
I don't get much time to read and when I do, I can't focus that long.
Book Currently Reading:
Option Volatility and Pricing

My Story

I grew up in England. Worked in Mass., USA for about a year. Did my pilgrimage to the Mill. Then left England with the age of 24 for Bermuda where I spent two years. I lost my mother to cancer in Sept of '88 and since then have lived in Munich, Germany. I have two sons, 17 and 19 with my x-wife and now have a 7 month old daughter with my girlfriend. I'm happier now than at any time in my life and I'm looking forward to retiring in about 5 years at the age of 60. I'm having fun :-)

How I Invest

I mostly invest in what I know and understand - which means mostly tech companies. I'm actively trying to push that envelope by buying companies in the pharma and bio-tech. My investing history is best summed up by what I didn't buy - which means that I'm having to learn to trust myself. My investing ideas aren't really that bad.

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