TMFBigFrog

Chuck Saletta

General Information

Name:
Chuck Saletta
Fool Since:
March 9 1998
Aliases:
babyfrog (3/23/2005)
Where I Live:
Cincinnati, OH
Where I Grew Up:
Chicago, IL
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
PG, SJM, AFL, APY, BBGI, CSCO, DIS, DOV, EMR, ENB, EXR, GE, GIS, HAL, HAS, HOG, HQSM.PK, INTC, JEF, KIM, KMI, KR, LB, MFA, MSA, MSFT, NLY, NOV, PDCO, PRU, R, ROIC, STX, SYF, TEVA, TGT, TXN, UNP, UTX, VLO, WFC, WM, Long Jan 2021 $145 Calls on AAPL, Short Jan 2021 $145 Puts on AAPL, Short Mar 2019 $140 Puts on AAPL, Short Mar 2019 $150 Calls on AAPL, Short Mar 2019 $35 Calls on HAL, Long Jan 2020 $50 Calls on HAL, Short Jan 2019 $50 Calls on HAL, Short Jan 2021 $105 Puts on IBM, Long Jan 2021 $105 Calls on IBM, Short Mar 2019 $100 Puts on IBM, Short Mar 2019 $110 Calls on IBM, Short Jul 2019 $17.50 Puts on KIM, Short Apr 2019 $17.50 Calls on KIM, Long Jan 2020 $20 Calls on KMI, Short Jan 2020 $20 Puts on KMI, Short Jun 2019 $17 Puts on KMI, Long Jan 2019 $27 Calls on JEF, Short Jun 2019 $25 Puts on JEF, Short J2n 2019 $22.50 Puts on JEF, Short Jan 2019 $28 Calls on JEF, Long Jan 2020 $55 Calls on NCLH, Short Jan 2020 $55 Puts on NCLH, Short Jun 2019 $57.50 Calls on NCLH, Short Jun 2019 $52.50 Puts on NCLH, Long Jan 2020 $27 Calls on OHI, Short Jan 2020 $27 Puts on OHI, Short Mar 2019 $30 Puts on OHI, Short Mar 2019 $36 Calls on OHI, Long Jan 2021 $20 Calls on PDCO, Short Jan 2021 $20 Puts on PDCO, Short Feb 2019 $18 Puts on PDCO, Short Feb 2019 $22 Calls on PDCO, Short Jan 2020 $100 Puts on PRU, Long Jan 2020 $100 Calls on PRU, Short Jun 2019 $87.50 Puts on PRU, Short Mar 2019 $95 Calls on PRU, Short Jan 2021 $210 Puts on PSA, Long Jan 2021 $210 Calls on PSA, Short Mar 2019 $200 Puts on PSA, Short Mar 2019 $220 Calls on PSA, Long May 2019 $67.50 Calls on R, Short May 2019 $67.50 Puts on R, Short May 2019 $72.50 Calls on R, Short May 2019 $70 Puts on R, Long Jun 2019 $5 Calls on SAN, Short Jun 2019 $5 Puts on SAN, Short Jun 2019 $4 Puts on SAN, Short Jun 2019 $6 Calls on SAN, Long Jan 2020 $110 Calls on SJM, Short Jan 2020 $110 Puts on SJM, Short Apr 2019 $110 Calls on SJM, Short Jul 2019 $95 Puts on SJM, Long Jan 2019 $28 Calls on SYF, Short Jan 2021 $32 Puts on SYF, Short Jan 2019 $40 Calls on SYF, US Treasuries 17-JAN-2019, US Treasuries 15-FEB-2019, US Treasuries 15-MAR-2019, US Treasuries 15-APR-2019, US Treasuries 23-MAY-2019, US Treasuries 30-JUN-2019, US Treasuries 31-JUL-2019, US Treasuries 31-AUG-2019, US Treasuries 15-SEP-2019, US Treasuries 15-OCT-2019, US Treasuries 30-NOV-2019, US Treasuries 31-DEC-2019, US Treasuries 31-JAN-2020, SYF Bonds 03-FEB-2020, GE Bonds 15-MAR-2020, ZBH Bonds 01-APR-2020, SHW Bonds 15-MAY-2020, AMT Bonds 01-JUN-2020, CVS Bonds 20-JUL-2020, STT Bonds 18-AUG-2020, JPM Bonds 29-OCT-2020, GM Bonds 06-NOV-2020, WFC Bonds 07-DEC-2020, DB Bonds 13-JAN-2021, BUD Bonds 01-FEB-2021, WFC Bonds 04-MAR-2021, EXC Bonds 15-APR-2021, WBK Bonds 13-MAY-2021, CVS Bonds 01-JUN-2021, TAP Bonds 15-JUL-2021, C Bonds 02-AUG-2021, CCI Bonds 01-SEP-2021, CAT Bonds 01-OCT-2021, KDP Bonds 15-NOV-2021, ROP Bonds 15-DEC-2021, AVGO Bonds 15-JAN-2022, T Bonds 15-FEB-2022, WPZ Bonds 15-MAR-2022, ZBH Bonds 01-APR-2022, MSI Bonds 15-MAY-2022, CAH Bonds 15-JUN-2022, WFC Bonds 22-JUL-2022, CPB Bonds 02-AUG-2022, FLS Bonds 15-SEP-2022, EQT Bonds 01-OCT-2022, KIM Bonds 01-NOV-2022, CVS Bonds 01-DEC-2022, WMB Bonds 15-JAN-2023, ET Bonds 01-FEB-2023, DISCA Bonds 20-MAR-2023, HR Bonds 15-APR-2023, JPM Bonds 01-MAY-2023, AET Bonds 15-JUN-2023, CCI Bonds 15-JUL-2023, AZN Bonds 17-AUG-2023, SHPG Bonds 23-SEP-2023, GIS Bonds 17-OCT-2023, ABBV Bonds 14-NOV-2023, K Bonds 01-DEC-2023, BUD Bonds 12-JAN-2024, SR Bonds 27-FEB-2024, KIM Bonds 01-MAR-2024, HST Bonds 01-APR-2024, AYR Bonds 01-MAY-2024, AON Bonds 14-JUN-2024, LM Bonds 15-JUL-2024, Small Cap Equity Index and Large Cap Equity Index Funds only available in my 401(k) plan, Ohio 529 Plan Vanguard Extended Market Index Option and Vanguard 500 Index Option, PG Preferred, PG NQESO, PG RSU, Note: Several positions are held by my wife and not by me directly. They are reported here per The Motley Fool's request.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
I'm trying to be Foolish. Why get emotional and pick favorites? :-)

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Grad School: Xavier University. Undergraduate School: Duke University.
Job Title
Fool: Inside Value team member. Outside world: Business Analyst

Interests

Personal Quote:
In investing, you make your own luck.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Sid Meier -- The computer game developer who has kept me entertined for hours.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Anyplace with glass-like water and ski boats.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Chicago Cubs. (Yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment).
Favorite Music or Musicians:
"Weird Al" ;-)
Great Books Read Recently:
The Star Wars "Heir to the Empire" Trilogy -- Timothy Zahn

An Interview with TMFBigFrog

Last updated: 2/18/2018
The Fool:
Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
TMFBigFrog:
My dumbest investment has to be a mutual fund I owned and then sold to buy my car. I owned a High Tech fund that had gone nowhere for much of the time I had held it, which was remarkable, considering I bought it in the middle of the 1990's. I sold it in December of 1997 to put a down payment on my new car. Well, no sooner did I sell that fund than it started shooting up like a rocket. Its return in 1998 was around 70%!<BR><BR>What I learned was: Never second guess an investment, and if you sell completely out of an issue, STOP TRACKING the item you sold.
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
TMFBigFrog:
I was sitting in an accounting class in a 'classroom wired for the future.' The room had internet connections, and I happened to have a laptop with me. The professor brought out a list of his favorite financial web sites, and one of them happened to be http://www.fool.com . I hooked up my laptop, surfed over to the site, and completely toned out the class for the rest of the semester. I managed to get an A- in the class, so clearly, The Motley Fool was a big help.
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
TMFBigFrog:
I would go back and witness the "Shot heard 'round the world" that started the U.S. Revolutionary War.
[Read the full Interview]