Jason Hall

General Information

Jason Hall
Fool Since:
March 31 2006
elihpaudio (2/28/2014)
Where I Live:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Where I Grew Up:
Cedartown, GA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Stocks I Own:
amgn, amzn, anet, appn, atvi, ax, axp, bac, bep, bip, bjri, blx, bzun, care, chuy, clb, clne, cmg, cost, coup, crsp, ctl, ctre, cur, cwgl, dhil, dhxm, dis, do, enph, esv, f, fii, fit, fivn, fmcc, fnma, fslr, glw, gm, googl, gtls, hain, hmtv, hpt, icbk, inbk, iq, irbt, isrg, jmia, knsl, lgih, ll, ma, mdb, meli, mkl, mmyt, mt, mth, ne, next, nflx, nrc, nrim, ntb, nue, nvda, nvee, onvo, otcm, pegi, pei, pjt, qtwo, rig, rmt, roic, sbux, sedg, shop, skt, spwr, sq, ssys, tcs, tcx, tdoc, team, tell, terp, tgh, tlnd, tlra, trip, trex, tsla, ttd, tts, twlo, uaa, ua, upl, vrex, vrns,, vwdry, wd, wifi, wina, wprt, ytra, yum, yumc, z, zg, Long Jan 2020 $17 calls on CTL

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
I follow the energy sector pretty closely, both traditional oil and gas, as well as global markets and renewable/alternative energy companies. I have a passion for financial education and retirement planning topics as well.
Greatest Investment:
Paying $200 for my first year of Stock Advisor. Easily the best money I've ever spent.
Worst Investment:
1982 Dodge 400. Ouch!
Money I Manage:
All of it.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
School of Hard Knocks, continuing education program
Job Title
Contract Writer and Editor
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Outside sales, sales management; photographer


Personal Quote:
It's better to be smarter than you look than to look smarter than you are...
My Interests:
My wife and son, scuba diving, photography, writing, running, backpacking, camping, baseball.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The Grit in Athens, GA, Border Grill in Santa Monica, Nayala in Little Ethiopia (L.A.), La Familia Giorgio in North End (Boston), Last Resort Grill in Athens, GA
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Almost anywhere that I haven't been. Iceland. Peru (Andes). Anywhere with isolated hiking trails.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs.
Favorite Movies:
The Great Outdoors; A Christmas Story; Almost anything with Tom Hanks
Favorite Board Games:
Exploding (and now Imploding) Kittens!, Dominion, Scrabble
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Jamie N Commons, Bare Naked Ladies- see these guys in concert! WIllie Nelson, Rush, Emenim, Kid Rock, The Beatles, Jason Emery
Great Books Read Recently:
Anything by Neil Stephenson. The Davis Dynasty.
Book Currently Reading:
The Federalist Papers

An Interview with TMFVelvetHammer

Last updated: 3/6/2013
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
Genetic code. Two centuries from now we will retrospectively look like cave-people in terms of the advances in medical treatment and disease. It will be that significant.
The Fool:
What lesson do you wish you’d learned ten years ago?
Spend less. Invest more.
The Fool:
Tell us an amusing anecdote about your childhood.
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