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Matthew DiLallo

General Information

Matthew DiLallo
Fool Since:
May 12 2003
latimerburned (1/2/2013)
Where I Live:
Pittsburgh, PA
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, BPY, 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, MKC, 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, ZUO, long Jan 2021 $85 calls on MSFT, short Jan 2021 $150 calls on MSFT, long Jan 2022 $100 calls on DIS, ANET, MKL, LOPE, KNSL, TSLA, CRM, LUV, MCO, SFIX, ZEN, FDX, NFLX, SEDG, PYPL, ET, HST, CWEN, MMM, GOOG, AY, INTC, LOW, NEP, WORK, ZM, HD, WM, BIPC, AVB, short Oct 2020 $125 calls on DIS, short Nov 2020 $85 calls on SBUX, short Dec 2020 $45 puts on IBKR, short Dec 2020 $26 puts on BYD, short Dec 2020 $60 calls on INTC, short Nov 2020 $35 puts on RDFN

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

An Interview with TMFmd19

Last updated: 12/29/2009
The Fool:
What is your favorite techno gadget?
My laptop by far is the most useful tech gadget I own.
The Fool:
What technology do you wish the world had but doesn't yet?
The Fool:
Tell us a joke (bear in mind this is a family site.)
What's black and white, black and white? A nun falling down the stairs ;) (Don't worry, I'm protestant now :)
[Read the full Interview]

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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