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General Information

Name:
Murph 
Fool Since:
April 21 2003
Aliases:
cocomurph1 (3/13/2006)
Where I Live:
N. GA mountains, after living in NC, KS, MN, NE, CA, TN, SC and KY

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
My Own ( primarily dividend-growth-focused) Mutual Fund, without the need for "window dressing"....and with Blast Off and Put & Call kickers ;-)
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, , ABT, ABBV, ABMD, ANET, ARLP, AXON, BAC, BAM, BIP, BIPC, BRK/B, CCI, CEF, CHWY, CME, CMI, CRWD, CSCO, CTRE, CVX, D, DDOG, DEO, DCP, DIS, DOCU, DUK, EDIT EMR, ENB, EPD, ETN, ETSY, FSLY, GD, GEF/B, GH, GMED, GSK, HAS, INTC, ISRG, JNJ, JPM, KMB, KMI, KO, LYV, MDB, MELI, MFST, MMM, MMP, MO, MS, MTCH, NGG, NET, NLY, NVCR, NVO, O, ORCL, OGS, OKE, OKTA, PANW, PAYX, PEP, PFE, PG, PGR, PINS, PSX, PVG, QCOM, QDEL, RBLX, RGEN, ROKU, RTX, SA, SGLDX, SHOP, SNOW, SNY, SO, SYY, T, TDOC, TEAM, TFSL, TREX, TTD, TTWO, TWLO, UL, UPST, UTG, VDIGX, VEEV, VGHCX, VGSLX VIPSX, VLO, VTR, VZ, WELL, WM, WMT, XOM, ZEN, ZM. COVERED CALL OPTIONS SOLD: ABT Jan 23 135.00 C, ABBV Jan 23 175.00 C, DLTR Jan 24 150.00C, FSLY Dec 16 22 15.00 C, NVO Jan 23 82.50, TDOC Sep 22 45.00 C, TDOC Dec 22 60.00 C, TTD Oct 22 60.00 C, WM Jan 23 175.00 C,; CASH -SECURED PUT OPTIONS SOLD: INTC Jan 23 35.00 Put, INTC Jan 23 32.50 Put.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Way too many!
Boards:
Blast Off 2019,2020,2021&2022 boards, Saul's Investing Discussions, The REIT board, BMW Method, Deranged Monkey Criticism, Liquid Lounge, Value Hounds, BRK, Falling Knives, many others

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Marketing, strategic planning and R&D in general and the foodservice industry in particular
Greatest Investment:
My own restaurant-allowed me to retire at 57
Worst Investment:
California real estate in the early 80's
Money I Manage:
Mine; my wife's, one of my daughters, my father-in-law and mother-in-law, some friends.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
UNC-Chapel Hill : Bachelor of Arts (Political Science); MBA
Job Title
Corp. wars for 25 years; entrepreneur for 10- now retired! Home Fool for Blast Off 19, 20, 21 & 22
Former Jobs
EVP of Marketing, Strategic Planning and R&D for medium/large foodservice chains

Interests

Personal Quote:
You are not allowed to curse the darkness unless you first try to light some candles.....and "While you guys are planning the perfect bank heist, why don't you knock over a few gas stations" ?....and No illegitimi carborundum.....and(when I take life too seriously) It doesn't mean squat to a tree! Another favorite: "Forecasting mediocracy and achieving it is not good management."
My Interests:
Travel, hiking, nature, sailing, snorkeling, science fiction, Grandkids! Great Grandkids!
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Jesus........and Mohammad
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Anything spicy!
Favorite Vacation Spots:
British Virgins, especially Anegada and Jost Van Dyke , Glacier National Park in MT...and western Ireland!
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Hobie Cat sailing.......and NC Tarheels! Goooooooooooooo Heels!
Favorite Movies:
So very many.....
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly, Backgammon, Risk
Favorite Video Games:
Civ III fanatic....an oldie but a goodie!
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Pinball Wizard(The Who),Beatles,Yes,CSN&Y, P.Simon, Mozart's 4 HornConcerto's, Chicago, more!
Great Books Read Recently:
Almost anything in alternate history or Sci-Fi. Been reading science fiction since I was 6 years old.....expands the mind!
Book Currently Reading:
Science fiction.....always more sci-fi!

My Story

Still crazy after all these years: Learning Loving and Laughing! The three things that keep one young at heart and in mind.

How I Invest

"Ready, Aim, Fire!" https://boards.fool.com/long-term-financial-plan-34745319.aspx

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