Meet Michael

Michael Leichtner
Senior Trader

I’m a professional trader with over 20 years of experience. I spent years on Wall Street. before joining the Fool in D.C., and later Denver. In the course of my career, I’ve covered accounts with over $1 trillion in assets under management.

A little bit more about Michael...

The earliest investment experience I can remember is my father telling me about Coleco stock during the 1980s Cabbage Patch boom! So I always had an interest in investing even as I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in History – a subject that can actually inform your investing strategy more than you might think – from the University of Vermont.

My first professional experience was as a ticket runner on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange. I loved the buzz and energy level that permeated the exchange, and the rest is history. I’ve always loved how each day in the market is different from the last. No two trading days are alike!

Get to know Michael...


What is your favorite place in the whole world?

Salzberg, Austria.


What is your favorite food?

Thai extra spicy drunken noodles.


What does your dream retirement look like?

Having a P.O. box and traveling the world.

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