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, BGG, CSCO, CVS, DIS, DOV, EMR, ENB, EXR, GE, GIS, HAS, HOG, INTC, KMI, KR, LB, MFA, MSA, MSFT, NLY, NOV, PDCO, PRU, R, ROIC, STX, SYF, TEVA, TGT, TUP, TXN, UNP, UTX, VLO, WFC, WM, Long Jan 2021 $145 Calls on AAPL, Short Jan 2021 $145 Puts on AAPL, Short Sep 2020 $170 Puts on AAPL, Short Sep 2020 $195 Calls on AAPL, Short Jan 2021 $230 Puts on ANET, Long Jan 2021 $230 Calls on ANET, Short Dec 2019 $210 Puts on ANET, Short Dec 2019 $250 Calls on ANET, Short Jan 2020 $7.50 Calls on BGG, Short Jan 2021 $125 Puts on CAT, Long Jan 2021 $125 Calls on CAT, Short Nov 2019 $130 Calls on CAT, Short Nov 2019 $110 Puts on CAT, Short Jan 2020 $5 Puts on FRAC, Short Jan 2020 $7.50 Puts on FRAC, Long Jan 2020 $7.50 Calls on FRAC, Short Jan 2020 $10 Calls on FRAC, Short Jan 2021 $105 Puts on IBM, Long Jan 2021 $105 Calls on IBM, Short Jan 2021 $130 Puts on IBM, Short Jan 2021 $140 Calls on IBM, Long Jan 2021 $35 Calls on KHC, Short Jan 2021 $35 Puts on KHC, Short Jan 2020 $25 Puts on KHC, Short Oct 2019 $35 Calls on KHC, Short Jan 2020 $15 Puts on KMI, Short Jan 2020 $20 Puts on KMI, Long Jan 2020 $20 Calls on KMI, Long Jan 2020 $55 Calls on NCLH, Short Jan 2020 $55 Puts on NCLH, Short Dec 2019 $57.50 Calls on NCLH, Short Dec 2019 $52.50 Puts on NCLH, Long Jan 2020 $27 Calls on OHI, Short Jan 2020 $27 Puts on OHI, Short Jan 2020 $35 Puts on OHI, Short Jan 2020 $40 Calls on OHI, Long Jan 2021 $20 Calls on PDCO, Short Jan 2021 $20 Puts on PDCO, Short Oct 2019 $19 Puts on PDCO, Short Oct 2019 $23 Puts on PDCO, Short Dec 2019 $80 Puts on PRU, Short Dec 2019 $100 Calls on PRU, Short Jan 2020 $100 Puts on PRU, Long Jan 2020 $100 Calls on PRU, Long Jan 2020 $110 Calls on SJM, Short Jan 2020 $110 Puts on SJM, Short Jan 2020 $115 Calls on SJM, Short Jan 2020 $100 Puts on SJM, Short Jan 2021 $32 Puts on SYF, Short Jan 2021 $37 Calls on SYF, Short Jan 2021 $8 Puts on TEVA, Long Jan 2021 $8 Calls on TEVA, Short Jan 2020 $5 Puts on TEVA, Short Jan 2020 $9 Calls on TEVA, Short Jan 2021 $17.50 Puts on WW, Long Jan 2021 $17.50 Calls on WW, Short Jan 2020 $23 Puts on WW, Short Jan 2020 $28 Calls on WW, US Treasuries, US Treasuries, US Treasuries, US Treasuries, US Treasuries, US Treasuries, SYF Bonds, GE Bonds, ZBH Bonds, SHW Bonds, AMT Bonds, CVS Bonds, STT Bonds, JPM Bonds, GM Bonds, WFC Bonds, DB Bonds, BUD Bonds, WFC Bonds, EXC Bonds, WBK Bonds, CVS Bonds, TAP Bonds, C Bonds, CCI Bonds, CAT Bonds, KDP Bonds, ROP Bonds, AVGO Bonds, T Bonds, WPZ Bonds, ZBH Bonds, MSI Bonds, CAH Bonds, WFC Bonds, CPB Bonds, FLS Bonds, EQT Bonds, KIM Bonds, CVS Bonds, WMB Bonds, ET Bonds, DISCA Bonds, HR Bonds, JPM Bonds, AET Bonds, CCI Bonds, AZN Bonds, SHPG Bonds, GIS Bonds, ABBV Bonds, K Bonds, BUD Bonds, SR Bonds, KIM Bonds, HST Bonds, AYR Bonds, AON Bonds, LM Bonds, CBS Bonds, LOW Bonds, COF Bonds, AET Bonds, NWL Bonds, NOC Bonds, WFC Bonds, PSEC Bonds, EPR Bonds, Puget Energy Bonds, DISCA Bonds, Small Cap Equity Index and Large Cap Equity Index Funds 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. They are reported here per the 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]