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Matthew DiLallo

General Information

Matthew DiLallo
Fool Since:
May 12 2003
latimerburned (1/2/2013)
Where I Live:
Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC
Where I Grew Up:
Upstate NY

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
A core of about two dozen dividend paying compounding machines as well as a basket of 50 Rule Breaker stocks that are complimented by option trades, selective shorts and hedges.
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, BAM, BIP, BHP, COP, CORR, DIS, PSX, VZ, VRSK, SWKS, NXPI, PRLB, VEEV, AMT, V, AVAV, BIDU, BLKB, BMRN, CMG, BZUN, CPRT, EBS, EPD, F, FB, FDS, GHDX, SHOP, IRBT, ISRG, LULU, MELI, MPW, NLY, NTES, NEE, OLED, GILD, RCI, TDOC, UA, UAA, VMW, VRTX, AX, TWTR, ATCO, NTR, TGH, MA, TRIP, Z, MIDD, ROIC, SBUX, AINV, IBKR, CLB, NOV, AMZN, BLV, BMY, ICE, KMI, SKX, BRK-B, MDT, SQ, WY, BR, ROKU, BBU, NUVA, MSTR, RMD, BEP, BEPC, EQC, PAYC, UBNT, CWH, JNJ, ABMD, VZ, COHR, NVR, CCL, FSLR, PSA, GE, EQIX, TCEHY, ENB, CMCSA, CEQP, CME, ADBE, WPC, JD, IQ, long Jan 2022 $100 calls on DIS, ANET, KNSL, TSLA, CRM, SFIX, ZEN, FDX, NFLX, SEDG, PYPL, ET, HST, CWEN, MMM, GOOG, AY, INTC, LOW, NEP, ZM, HD, WM, BIPC, AVB, short Jan 2021 $140 calls on DIS, short Oct 2021 $60 calls on INTC, RDFN, SLG, LMND, MRNA, DLR, FVRR, long Jan 2023 $50 calls on SYY, short Nov 2021 $85 calls on SYY, PINS, long Mar 2023 $120 calls on AAPL, short Mar 2023 $130 calls on AAPL, BILL, TSM, NOW, DOCU, TEAM, DDOG, CRWD, EBAY, short Oct 2021 $70 calls on EBAY, ARKK, GDRX, short Sept 2021 $17 calls on F, ABNB, long Jan 2023 $115 calls on MAR, EGO, UPST, COLD, CPT, CSGP, CCI, CONE, ZG, INVH, MAA, PLD, TRNO, OPEN, IRM, LGIH, MTTR, CUZ, BAMR, BPYPM

Investing Favorites

Energy, Materials and Utilities
Pro/Options and Rule Breakers.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Energy and materials, dividend payers and options.
Greatest Investment:
Subscribing to Stock Advisor. CTRX, FB, DIS and AIG.
Worst Investment:
Bought Lehman Bro calls thinking that they would get rescued ;)
Money I Manage:
Not enough to quit my day job...

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Liberty University
Job Title
Contributor for and
Company / Organization
Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Business Manager and Director of Operations


Personal Quote:
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1: 9 and “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” –Unknown
My Interests:
Investing, hiking, movies, reading and traveling.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Jesus with the hopes of hearing, "well done My good and faithful servant."
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Olive Garden, any place that has an outside patio on a nice day and my wife's cooking.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Florida for spring training, Charleston SC and Italy, Ireland and Israel (apparently I like countries that start with the letter I)
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Toronto Blue Jays, Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
Favorite Movies:
Behind Enemy Lines
Favorite Board Games:
Favorite Video Games:
The Show
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Jars of Clay, Lifehouse, Hillsong United
Great Books Read Recently:
One up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
Book Currently Reading:
Investing in Energy and Options as a Strategic Investment

How I Invest

I believe that the foundation of any portfolio should be made of rock solid dividend paying stocks. On top of that should come growth, not just any growth but Rule Breaking growth. After that, I like to leave my options open, however, I use them liberally and usually to earn income but also to leverage by portfolio when it makes sense. Finally, I like to have some shorts and hedges in there just in case I'm not as smart as I had hoped. So good.

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