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David Kretzmann

General Information

Name:
David Kretzmann
Fool Since:
July 4 2002
Aliases:
pencils2 (1/17/2014)
Where I Live:
Alexandria, VA
Where I Grew Up:
Nevada City, CA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AAXN, AYX, ACN, ALGN, AMT, AMZN, ANET, APPN, ATVI, APPF, AX, AZO, BIDU, BIOYF, BKNG, BRK-B, CBWTF, CRLBF, CHK, CHKP, CMG, CNI, CNTTF, CUTR, COST, CWH, CYBR, DDD, DIS, DOCU, DORM, DPZ, EA, EDIT, ETSY, FB, FDS, FIZZ, FLGT, FSLY, FVRR, GO, GOOG, GPRO, HAIN, HAS, HD, HEXO.TO, HUBS, IIPR, IMAX, INMD, IONS, IPOB, IPOC, JD, KMX, KSHB, LMND, LUV, LSF, MA, MELI, MIDD, MITK, MKC, MMEDF, MNST, MTCH, MTN, NEWR, NFLX, NGVC, NKE, NTES, NXTTF, NVDA, NVTA, NWVCF, OGRMF, OLLI, OTCM, PRLB, PTON, PSTG, RDFN, S, SAM, SBUX, SDGR, SHOP, SKX, SRG, SQ, STMP, STZ, SWKS, TMUS, TRIP, CNTTQ, TRUP, TSCO, TSLA, TLRA, TTD, TTM, TTWO, TXG, TXRH, UI, ULTA, UNH, V, VEEV, VIEMF, VITL, W, WDAY, WORK, Z, ZG, PYPL, ROST, EW, BWA, LULU, MKTAY, SNBR, QCAAF, ZM, SSYS, SPCE, SLV Note: Some of these are owned in family members' accounts I help manage.

Investing Favorites

Industries:
Businesses I can understand.
Boards:
Pencils Palace
Books:
One Up On Wall Street
Newsletters:
Hidden Gems Canada
People:
Peter Lynch, David Gardner, Tom Gardner, Warren Buffett, and the legendary TMF1000.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Berea College
Job Title
Head of Motley Fool Asia
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Student Government President at Berea College

Interests

Personal Quote:
Learn as if you will have to teach someone else.
My Interests:
Running, basketball, volleyball, and history, to name a few...
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Peter Lynch, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Jesse Ventura, Mark Cuban, Chris Webber
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Chipotle, of course!
Favorite Vacation Spots:
New Zealand / Australia
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Basketball, Sacramento Kings
Favorite Movies:
La La Land, Braveheart, Interstellar, Apollo 13
Favorite Board Games:
Settlers of Catan
Favorite Video Games:
NBA 2k14, Battlefront, Road Rash, Warcraft II
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Joyfull Strings
Great Books Read Recently:
Elon Musk, The Upstarts, David and Goliath, The Power of Habit
Book Currently Reading:
Losing the Signal

An Interview with TMFPencils

Last updated: 10/12/2010
The Fool:
Would you rather be remembered as a person, a legend, or a myth?
TMFPencils:
It depends. A great person can be remembered as legend but not a myth. A myth can be known as a legend, but usually not remembered as a person. I think I'd like to be remembered as a person who was a legend at what he did.
The Fool:
What was your first educational exposure to investing?
TMFPencils:
My Dad showed me the Fool, Stock Advisor, Hidden Gems; he planted my interest in stocks and investing.
The Fool:
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
TMFPencils:
I'd like to have started investing earlier, the greatest mistake I've made is waiting till I was (gulp) 12. Yeah, 12. I can't believe I didn't start earlier.
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