General Information

Name:
Bob Fiore
Fool Since:
April 5 2005
Aliases:
DatabaseBob (9/28/2007)
Where I Live:
Boulder, CO

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Individual stocks and mutual funds; sometimes my Mom holds Treasury bonds.
Stocks I Own:
I own shares in these companies and have trading authority on the accounts that hold them: AAPL, ABMD, ADBE, AKAM, AMGN, AMT, AMZN, ANET, APPF, APPN, AYX, BA, BKNG, BLK, BR, CASY, CCI, CGNX,CI, CL, CLX, CMG, CME, COHR, COST, CRWD, CVX, DDOG, DIS, EBIX, EDIT, EQIX, ESTC, EXEL, FB, FISV, GES, GH, GLW, GOOG, GOOGL, HASI, HD, HEI, ILMN, INFN, INTC, IONS, IPGP, ISRG, JLL, LCII, LFUS, LULU, MA, MASI, MDB, MDT, MKC, MKL, MKTX, MRK, MSFT, MTN, MYRX, NFLX, NKE, NVDA, OKTA, PAYC, PAYX, PG, PYPL, ROIC, ROKU, ROP, SBUX, SFIX, SHOP, SHW, SIVB, SKT, SQ, SSW, STAG, SWKS, SYK, SYY, T, TDG, TREX, TROW, TSLA, TTD, TWLO, TXRH, UA, UAA, ULTA, UNH, UPS, V, VEEV, VRTX, WSO, XOM, ZAYO, and ZS. My (elderly) mother has given me trading authority over her accounts, some of which have long-term horizons. Across those accounts, she holds shares of: AAPL, ABMD, ADBE, ADP, AMGN, AMT, AMZN, ANET, APPF, APPN, AYX, BA, BKNG, BLK, BR, CASY, CCI, CGNX, CI, CL, CLX, CME, COHR, COST, CRWD, CVX, DDOG, DIS, EBIX, EDIT, EQIX, ESTC, EXEL, FB, FISV, GH, GOOG, HASI, HD, HEI, ILMN, INTC, IPGP, ISRG, JLL, LCII, LFUS, LULU, MA, MASI, MDB, MKC, MKL, MKTX, MRK, MSFT, MTN, NFLX, NKE, NVDA, OKTA, PAYC, PAYX, PG, PYPL, ROIC, ROKU, ROP, SBUX, SFIX, SHOP, SHW, SIVB, SKT, SQ, STAG, SWKS, SYK, SYY, T, TREX, TROW, TSLA, TTD, TWLO, TXRH, ULTA, UNH, UPS, V, VEEV, WSO, XOM and ZS. My wife owns shares in these companies and I do NOT have trading authority on her accounts: AAPL, AFL, AMGN, AMZN, AON, C, CL, CSCO, CSX, DIS, ETN, FISV, GE, GLW, GOOG, GOOGL, HASI, HD, JNJ, LFUS, MSFT, NFLX, NUAN, NXGN, PAYX, PCAR, PLOW, SBUX, SCHW, SPGI, SYK, SYY, TSCO, UNFI, and UNH. My wife and I jointly hold an account over which we share trading authority. It holds shares of: ADP, AMT, and BLK.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
As of 12/31/19, my personal largest 29 holdings (including cash and mutual funds) are: NVDA, VINEX, VTIAX, BARAX, ISRG, SHOP, $cash, CSRSX, MDT, IPGP, PRSVX, NKE, CMG, EXEL, TDG, FB, MA, UNH, GOOG + GOOGL, PAYC, SBUX, JLL, SWKS, VRTX, AMZN, HEI, AMT, UA + UAA, and TTD. Changes on the leader-board since 9/30: EBIX dropped off due to a large price decline; COST due to a small one. EXEL dropped a bit due a partial sale and TTD joined the list because I added to my position. I continued relatively small scheduled withdrawals from three of my mutual funds. Why 29? Each of them are >1% of my portfolio.
Boards:
Stock boards: Corning, Littelfuse, Roper Technologies and Zayo Group. General boards: Saul's Investing Discussions.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Three decades plus of Value Line subscription and American Association of Individual Investors (life) membership. MBA from Stern School of Business with (an unofficial) minor in Finance. Three-plus years of accounting classes between my bachelors and masters degrees.
Greatest Investment:
NVDA in 2004; Runners up: MDT in 1994, NKE in 2004 and ISRG in 2005.
Worst Investment:
WPRT bought in 2012 and exited in 2016, but AIG bought in 1995 and exited in 2008 is almost as bad.
Money I Manage:
Mine, my Mom's, and my wife and I co-manage a portion of our shared assets.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Jamaica High School, Queens College/CUNY, Stern Business School - NYU
Job Title
Motley Fool Maintenance Coverage Fool
Company / Organization
Freelance
Former Jobs
Database Analyst (retired)

Interests

Personal Quote:
Absolutely everything you do matters. Choose thoughtfully. (Sogyal Rinpoche, modified). Also, "The shares crash; hopes are dashed. Peope forget; forget they're hiding." - Eminence Front; The Who (Pete Townshend) / "Two Fools born a minute; Guess that makes me three" David Lee Roth
My Interests:
The Stock Market (duh!), avid cyclist (roadie), wine aficionado; also enjoy kayaking and road trips (so much to explore!). I've been taking Pilates and weight-training classes for a few years now, but I'm newly converted to yoga (without dropping the others), for flexibility and balance. I'm experimenting with rock climbing for the second time in my life -- we'll see how that goes...
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The Black Cat - Boulder CO
Favorite Vacation Spots:
New Zealand
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Cycling, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Classic Jazz, Classic Rock, some Modern Rock, and Baroque and Classical music
Great Books Read Recently:
"The Spell of the Sensuous" and "Becoming Animal" - both by David Abram
Book Currently Reading:
"Insight Yoga", Sarah Powers; "Training for Climbing", Eric Horst

An Interview with TMFDatabasebob

Last updated: 5/28/2006
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
TMFDatabasebob:
The enlightenment of the original Buddha, as a fly-on-the-wall inside his mind.
The Fool:
How do you define success?
TMFDatabasebob:
When I'm dead, anyone who remembers me will remember me fondly. I hope that the things that took me effort to learn will have been passed on to a new generation with less effort. I try to embody that in my TMF postings.
The Fool:
What do you fear most?
TMFDatabasebob:
Senility
[Read the full Interview]
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