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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, AVGO, BBGI, BRMK, CARR, CSCO, CVS, DIS, DOV, EMR, ENB, EXR, GE, GIS, HAS, HOG, INTC, KMI, KR, LB, MFA, MSA, MSFT, NEX, NLY, NOV, OTIS, PDCO, PRU, R, ROIC, RTX, STX, SYF, TEVA, TGT, TUP, TXN, UNM, UNP, VLO, WFC, WM, Short Jan 2022 $20 Puts on AAWW, Short Jan 2022 $300 Puts on AVGO, Long Jan 2022 $300 Calls on AVGO, Short Jan 2022 $230 Puts on AVGO, Short Jan 2022 $350 Calls on AVGO, Short Jan 2023 $55 Puts on CAH, Long Jan 2023 $55 Calls on CAH, Short Feb 2021 $50 Puts on CAH, Short Feb 2021 $60 Calls on CAH, Long Jan 2023 $180 Calls on CAT, Short Jan 2023 $180 Puts on CAT, Short Jan 2022 $120 Puts on CAT, Short Jan 2022 $200 Calls on CAT, Short Jan 2022 $15 Puts on CCL, Long Jan 2022 $15 Calls on CCL, Short Apr 2021 $25 Calls on CCL, Short Apr 2021 $15 Puts on CCL, Short Jan 2022 $7.50 Puts on HEAR, Long Jan 2022 $7.50 Calls on HEAR, Short Jul 2021 $20 Puts on HEAR, Short Jul 2021 $28 Calls on HEAR, Long Jan 2022 $50 Calls on INTC, Short Jan 2022 $50 Puts on INTC, Short Mar 2021 $57.50 Calls on INTC, Short Mar 2021 $47.50 Puts on INTC, Short Jun 2021 $18 Puts on KMI, Short Jan 2022 $20 Puts on KMI, Long Jan 2022 $20 Calls on KMI, Short Jun 2021 $20 Calls on KMI, Short Jul 2021 $5 Puts on NEX, Short Jul 2021 $7.50 Calls on NEX, Short Jan 2023 $35 Puts on OHI, Long Jan 2023 $35 Calls on OHI, Short Mar 2021 $40 Calls on OHI, Short Mar 2021 $30 Puts on OHI, Short Mar 2021 $75 Puts on PRU, Short Mar 2021 $100 Calls on PRU, Short Jan 2022 $100 Puts on PRU, Long Jan 2022 $100 Calls on PRU, Short Jan 2023 $15 Puts on RUTH, Long Jan 2023 $15 Calls on RUTH, Short Feb 2021 $12.50 Puts on RUTH, Short Feb 2021 $17.50 Calls on RUTH, Short Jan 2022 $45 Puts on SIX, Long Jan 2022 $45 Calls on SIX, Short Jan 2022 $42.50 Puts on SIX, Short Jan 2022 $47.50 Calls on SIX, Short Jul 2021 $115 Puts on SJM, Long Jul 2021 $115 Calls on SJM, Short Apr 2021 $125 Calls on SJM, Short Apr 2021 $105 Puts on SJM, Short Jan 2022 $25 Puts on WFC, Long Jan 2022 $25 Calls on WFC, Short Apr 2021 $25 Puts on WFC, Short Apr 2021 $35 Calls on WFC, GS Bonds, WFC Bonds, EXC Bonds, WBK Bonds, CVS Bonds, T Bonds, C Bonds, GM Bonds, CAT Bonds, AXP Bonds, ROP Bonds, AVGO Bonds, GE Bonds, WPZ Bonds, ZBH Bonds, FSK Bonds, CAH Bonds, WFC Bonds, CPB Bonds, FLS Bonds, EQT Bonds, KIM Bonds, CVS Bonds, WMB Bonds, ET Bonds, DISCA Bonds, VLO Bonds, JPM Bonds, AET Bonds, CCI Bonds, AXP Bonds, SHPG Bonds, MS Bonds, ABBV Bonds, K Bonds, CNHI Bonds, SR Bonds, KIM Bonds, HST Bonds, AYR Bonds, ARCC Bonds, BAC Bonds, CBS Bonds, LOW Bonds, COF Bonds, AET Bonds, NWL Bonds, VNO Bonds, CNQ Bonds, PSEC Bonds, EPR Bonds, Puget Energy Bonds, WELL Bonds, KHC Bonds, SHW Bonds, SPG Bonds, GE Bonds, UNM Bonds, BNS Bonds, DB Bonds, EXPE Bonds, MT Bonds, AVT Bonds, TRI Bonds, KHC Bonds, BSIG Bonds, WLK Bonds, GE Bonds, PSEC Bonds, SPG Bonds, VLO Bonds, AVGO Bonds, BA Bonds, DOC Bonds, OHI Bonds, NSC Bonds, SPG Bonds, SYY Bonds, GM Bonds, HAS Bonds, CXO Bonds, LUV Bonds, AL Bonds, OHI 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: Discovery/HR Home Fool and Contract Writer. 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]
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