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General Information

Name:
Jim Gillies
Fool Since:
October 26 1998
Aliases:
jimgillies (2/15/2006)
Where I Live:
The Great White North
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks, ETF's, Options, Warrants, Debt securities.
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, ACN, AER, ALV, AMZN, ANET, ANGI, ATCO, BERY, BL, BRK-B, CMG, COST, CURO, ETSY, FFNW, HQI, IAC, KMI, KTB, MA, MEDP, MELI, NKE, NNI, PAYC, PRAA, PYPL, RICK, SBUX, SQ, TFSL, THRY, TPB, WINA, TSX:AND, TSX:AT, TSX:BAM.A, TSX:BB, TSX:BCE, TSX:BNS, TSX:CIX, TSX:CM, TSX:CMG, TSX:CRH, TSX:CSU, TSX:CXI, TSX:ENGH, TSX:HAI, TSXV:KSI, TSX:MG, TSX:MTY, TSX:MX, TSX:NA, TSX:PIF, TSX:PSD, TSX: QSR, TSX:QTRH, TSX:RAY.A, TSXV:RX, TSX:SHOP, TSX:SRU.UN, TSX:T, TSXV:TOI, TSX:TSU, TSXV:VCI, TSX:VMD, TSXV:WED, TSX:X, TSX:XEF, TSX:XIU, TSX:XUS, TSX:XRE, Short Mar 2021 $42.50 calls on PRAA, Short Mar 2021 $52.50 puts on BERY, Short Apr 2021 $32 puts on TSX:MX, Short Apr 2021 $25 puts on EGOV, Short Apr 2021 $60 calls on EBAY, Short May 2021 $45 puts on PRG, Short Jun 2021 $140 calls on IBM, Short Jun 2021 $25 calls on BB, Short Jul 2021 $12.50 puts on CURO, Short Jul 2021 $19 calls on TSX:CIX, Short Jul 2021 $44 puts on TSX:MX, Short Jan 2022 $175 Puts on IBM, Short Jan 2022 $20 puts on KMI, Short Jan 2022 $57.50 Puts on TAP, Long Jan 2023 $45 calls on EBAY, Short Jan 2023 $45 puts on EBAY, Long Jan 2023 $55 calls on INTC, Short Jan 2023 $55 puts on INTC, Long Jan 2023 $37.50 calls on MO, Short Jan 2023 $37.50 puts on MO,

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Chicken. Sometimes beef.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Pre-, Primary, High, Post-secondary, Grad.
Job Title
Lead Advisor - Hidden Gems Canada, Analyst - Fool Canada

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Doubt, and find your own light." - Buddha
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett (Mission Accomplished! May 7, 2006, and again May 6, 2007)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Vacation spots? What are those?
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Confident that the Toronto Maple Leafs will find new and exciting ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

An Interview with TMFCanuck

Last updated: 1/10/2020
The Fool:
What's the best advice you've ever received?
TMFCanuck:
Neither a borrower, nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Polonius, Hamlet (Act I, Sc. III)
The Fool:
Speak to the dead. You must have something to say. They may be listening.
TMFCanuck:
Can I have your stuff?
The Fool:
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
TMFCanuck:
I'd have saved more when I was younger. <br /><br />I had a great job all through high school and university (a decade working in a unionized grocery store chain in Canada). I started at the right time so as to have considerable seniority (basically could choose my hours), and made great money (to put in perspective, when I took my first engineering job out of university, my hourly rate was less than my grocery store job).<br /><br />And I also went to a 'co-op' university for my undergrad, where I would go to school for four months, then work for four months (in an engineering co-op position...this is in addition to the grocery store job), and earn enough (and then some) to pay for the next semester of school.<br /><br />Yet, I put literally nothing away (although I did graduate university debt-free, so there's that). Moreover, I had rung up my credit card through school and was making the minimum payments. <br /><br />I mean, sure, my university girlfriend had expensive tastes, but we can't blame her for all of it.<br /><br />First rule today - pay yourself first! Minimum 10% of gross income goes to investments...ideally more...ideally MUCH more!
[Read the full Interview]
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