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Tom Jacobs is portfolio manager and lead advisor of Motley Fool Special Ops, a stock advisory service managing real money. The portfolio is long-short, with special situations and opportunistic value for the long book and stocks showing the lowest earnings quality and highest predictors of poor performance comprising the short book. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School and lives in the megalopolis of Marfa, TX.
  • Description: Newsletter author. Trading frequency: Monthly
  • Interests: Commodities, Dividend stock ideas & income, Gold, Options, REITs, Stocks - long, Stocks - short
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What's Behind the Numbers? A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio (McGraw-Hill, 2012) It's simple: We show you were you are going to die, so you don't go there. Many investors have owned a stock that skipped merrily on its way, higher and higher, the CEO a deity, everything skittle and beer--until one day they wake up to see that stock has detonated a bomb in their portfolio. They whistled ...More