Jacob Roche

General Information

Jacob Roche
Fool Since:
May 8 2007
TMFTheDoctor (7/25/2017), XMFTheDoctor2 (10/1/2015), freagul (12/22/2009)
Where I Live:
Davis, CA
Where I Grew Up:
Davis, CA

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Stocks I Own:

Investing Favorites

companies with simple business models that don't require multiple PhDs to untangle. I am also a fan of companies that do some good in the world, however unnoticed.
retail/restaurants, agriculture
One Up On Wall Street, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Inside the House of Money, the Invisible Hands, You Can Be A Stock Market Genius, Financial Shenanigans
The Economist, Money
The Reformed Broker, Abnormal Returns, Gregor.us, Agrimoney, Big Picture Agriculture, Pragmatic Capitalist
Adam Warner, Steven Place, Mark Wolfinger, William Bernstein, Aswath Damodaran, Gregor Macdonald, Kay MacDonald, Cullen Roche (no relation)

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
Marvel at $8 when the X-Men movie came out. Unfortunately I was 12 so I didn't have much to invest
Worst Investment:
Marvel, a few years before the X-Men movie came out and shortly before they went bankrupt
Money I Manage:
My own, and a couple small retirement accounts for family members

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
UC Davis
Job Title
Library database monkey, MF Options Community Fool
Company / Organization
UC Davis


Personal Quote:
"But I don't predict it. Nobody does, 'cause i-it's just wind. It's wind. It blows all over the place! What the ****!" -- Nicholas Cage, "The Weather Man"
My Interests:
Eating, Studying, Investing, Cooking, Writing
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Robert Downey Jr, Warren Buffett
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
I crave tacos at all times. The cheaper the better.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Paris in the winter
Favorite Movies:
Man On Fire, The Professional, Iron Man, Star Trek, Casablanca
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly, Settlers of Catan
Favorite Video Games:
World of Warcraft, Red Dead Redemption, Starcraft, Deux Ex, Max Payne, any of the Elder Scrolls
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Empire of the Sun, M83, Passion Pit, The A*Teens, Abba
Great Books Read Recently:
Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets - Steven Drobny, Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
Book Currently Reading:
The Invisible Hands - Steven Drobny

An Interview with XMFTheDoctor

Last updated: 12/13/2011
The Fool:
What's the best restaurant you've ever been to? (Include name, location, and average bill for two.)
My sister's house. Seriously, my sister and brother-in-law are fantastic cooks and their paella is the best thing I've ever eaten. My attempts at recreating it in my own kitchen have so far been less than stellar.
The Fool:
Are we alone in the universe? If not, where is everybody?
"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke
The Fool:
If you had to pick an existing song title that best describes your life, what would it be?
"Desert Rose," by Sting
[Read the full Interview]