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 2020 $50 Calls on HAL, Short Jan 2020 $50 Puts on HAL, Short Jan 2019 $50 Calls on HAL, Short Jan 2019 $17.50 Puts on KIM, Long Jan 2019 $17.50 Calls on KIM, Short Dec 2018 $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 Jan 2019 $27 Puts on JEF, Short Jan 2019 $24 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, Short Jan 2020 $100 Puts on PRU, Long Jan 2020 $100 Calls on PRU, Short Jan 2019 $90 Puts on PRU, Short Jan 2019 $100 Calls on PRU, 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 Jan 2019 $110 Calls on SJM, Short Jan 2019 $100 Puts on SJM, Long Jan 2019 $28 Calls on SYF, Short Jan 2019 $35 Puts on SYF, Short Jan 2019 $40 Calls on SYF, US Treasury Bills 26-DEC-2018, US Treasury Bills 17-JAN-2019, US Treasury Notes 15-FEB-2019, US Treasury Notes 15-MAR-2019, US Treasury Notes 15-APR-2019, US Treasury Bills 23-MAY-2019, US Treasury Notes 30-JUN-2019, US Treasury Notes 31-JUL-2019, US Treasury Notes 31-AUG-2019, US Treasury Notes 15-SEP-2019, US Treasury Notes 15-OCT-2019, US Treasury Notes 30-NOV-2019, US Treasury Notes 31-DEC-2019, US Treasury Notes 31-JAN-2020, Synchrony Financial Bonds 03-FEB-2020, General Electric Capital Corp Bonds 15-MAR-2020, Zimmer Holdings Bonds 01-APR-2020, Sherwin Williams Bonds 15-MAY-2020, American Tower Bonds 01-JUN-2020, CVS Health Bonds 20-JUL-2020, State Street Bonds 18-AUG-2020, JP Morgan Chase Bonds 29-OCT-2020, General Motors Financial Corp Bonds 06-NOV-2020, Wells Fargo Bonds 07-DEC-2020, Deutche Bank Bonds 13-JAN-2021, Anheuser-Busch Inbev Bonds 01-FEB-2021, Wells Fargo Bonds 04-MAR-2021, Exelon Bonds 15-APR-2021, Westpac Banking Bonds 13-MAY-2021, CVS Health Bonds 01-JUN-2021, Molson Coors Bonds 15-JUL-2021, Citigroup Bonds 02-AUG-2021, Crown Castle Bonds 01-SEP-2021, Caterpillar Financial Services Bonds 01-OCT-2021, Dr. Pepper Snapple Bonds 15-NOV-2021, Roper Technologies Bonds 15-DEC-2021, Broadcom Bonds 15-JAN-2022, AT&T Bonds 15-FEB-2022, Williams Partners Bonds 15-MAR-2022, Zimmer Biomet Holdings Bonds 01-APR-2022, Motorola Bonds 15-MAY-2022, Cardinal Health Bonds 15-JUN-2022, Wells Fargo Bonds 22-JUL-2022, Campbell Soup Bonds 02-AUG-2022, Flowserve Bonds 15-SEP-2022, EQT Bonds 01-OCT-2022, Kimco Realty Bonds 01-NOV-2022, CVS Caremark Bonds 01-DEC-2022, Williams Company Bonds 15-JAN-2023, Energy Transfer Partners Bonds 01-FEB-2023, Discovery Communications Bonds 20-MAR-2023, Healthcare Realty Trust Bonds 15-APR-2023, JP Morgan Chase Bonds 01-MAY-2023, Aetna Bonds 15-JUN-2023, Crown Castle International Bonds 15-JUL-2023, AstraZenica Bonds 17-AUG-2023, Shire Acquisitions Investments Bonds 23-SEP-2023, General Mills Bonds 17-OCT-2023, Abbvie Bonds 14-NOV-2023, Kellog Company Bonds 01-DEC-2023, Small Cap Equity Index Fund only available in my 401(k) plan, Large Cap Equity Index Fund only available in my wife's 401(k) plan, Ohio 529 Plan "Vanguard Extended Market Index Option", Ohio 529 Plan "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]