I have some exciting news to share, folks.
I ‘m joining the TMF Australia analyst team!!!
I will initially be working on the PRO Australia service, with guess who — Joe Magyer of the Inside Value fame —- and the very talented and very Foolish Matt Joass.
I ‘m thrilled to have this opportunity. Ever since I visited Fool HQ in March 2014, I have been wanting to work for the Fool. I did say so in my post following my visit to the Fool HQ:
It’s been quite a journey. I became a member in 2011, initially becoming a member of the then newly launched Fool AU Share Advisor service. Share Advisor recommends one ASX and one US listed stock each month. Through the Share Advisor service, I got super excited about the US investment opportunity (mostly because of my tech background), and at that time we had a very favourable AUD to USD exchange rate. That’s how I landed up subscribing to a bunch of Fool US services. The boards kept me totally hooked to the Fool US services. (At that time, Fool AU didn’t have boards.) In 2015, I signed up to ticker guide TTS and became a Community Member Fool (CMF). And now, I will be joining the analyst team here in Australia. I ‘m excited to have this opportunity, and I ‘m looking forward to learning and contributing. Having Joe Magyer as my mentor is well, awesome.
The Fool has been in Australia for about 4 years. Fool Australia is tiny compared to the Fool US, is ably supported by Fool HQ, but this small team kicks way above its weight. I recently came back from a Fool AU workshop, where I had the opportunity to learn more about the Fool, meet the AU analyst team, the AU operations team, and some of the Fool AU freelancers. This is a team of go getters, super entrepreneurial, and above all very Foolish. I ‘m thrilled and humbled to join this motley crew.
As I start rolling with my new duties, I might initially be somewhat absent from the Fool US boards. There’s much to learn and much to do on the Fool AU side, and that’s where I will be spending most of my time.
That said, I am continuing to guide TTS and shepherd XOOM until the latter’s acquisition with Pay Pal is complete. I have a reasonably decent-sized position in TTS, so I will follow it anyways for my own portfolio and I will continue to share my thoughts. I will also post my thoughts on some of the other positions I hold and follow very closely.
And, before I close, I want to say that I owe a LOT to the members on the boards. Board friends, you all have and continue to contribute to my growth as an investor. I do want to thank some you have gone out of the way to help me, to challenge my thinking, and to suggest alternative ideas. So some big thank you to:
o JSergeant - you have positively impacted the life of potentially thousands of Fools. I don’t know how you do it, but I will remain in awe of your board posts.
o SaulR80683 - your board is a phenomenal repository of knowledge. There’s much to learn there and thank you for the challenges you have posed time and again.
o iVish - you have been very kind to me, and for that I will always be grateful. One day, I do hope to meet with you and have a drink. I think you won the TCS bet, so I owe you a drink or two anyways.
o CMFAnurag - we might have had cat fights on the boards, but I have learnt much from your posts.
I ‘m specifically pointing to the above gentlemen but I have picked up much from many others. The boards are an immense resource, so to new TMF members I will just say that please use the boards - find veteran Fools, TMFs, and CMFs who can help you - and you will be set of a long and fruitful investing journey.
That’s all from me for the time being.
See you on the boards.
TTS & XOOM Ticker Guide
TMF AU analyst - starting Aug 11th