Motley Fool Pro


Like Ready Made Millionaire, this service lets you follow along as the folks at the Motley Fool invest $1 million of the company’s money, but this service claims to be more flexible and makes long and short bets and uses options in addition to more standard stock picks.

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Lucca 27
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Lucca 27
January 31, 2009 10:35 am
I subscribe to PRO, Stock Advisor, Million Dollar Portfolio, Global Gains, Hidden Gems and Rule Breakers and will post this review on all the sites. In general I found the letters useful for ideas in an up market, but not terribly helpful in our current down market. I found some excellent companies like DWSN, EDU & CTRP that I would not otherwise have looked at. Sell recommendations usually come too late and analysts tend to fall in love with stocks and catch “falling knives”. For example the repeated recommendations of Select Comfort, Irwin Financial, First Marblehead all the way down… Read more »
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Andrea
February 3, 2009 1:30 am
I have subscribed to a variety of Motley Fool offerings, and most recently (Jan 09) started on a trial basis with this one. As Lucca said, the other stock newsletters worked reasonably well in the bull market, but they have performed less well in the last 18 months. I, too am interested in the PRO service, because it researches and educates on strategies other than equities. As a whole, the Motley Fool group do educate and amuse, which is their mission statement. They have a fantastic website, which I recommend to many people, which gives one access to a very… Read more »
Peter
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Peter
March 17, 2009 4:10 am
Overall it’s a decent service, but I canceled because at heart it’s still the same old buy and hold portfolio with a few twists (mainly: use of covered calls and short puts to buy stocks at a discount). The bullish bias dies slowly at Motley Fool. In the 3 months or so I was with the service, the only thing that got shorted was the Dollar vs the Yen (FXE, a currency ETN). In fairness, Jeff Fisher said shorting was on his radar screen but he thought it was too risky at current levels (and similarly, he thought put premiums… Read more »
Ari
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Ari
March 26, 2009 12:11 am

So far, so good. This is the 3rd fool newsletter that I’ve subscribed to, and so far the one I’ve been happiest with. It’s still in its starting phases, but it seems that they will be more willing to try different strategies as the markets warrant, and their options education has been top notch. I am certainly not going to judge its performance for a while longer, but I’ve been a subscriber since inception, and have been happy so far.

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Bowen
July 19, 2010 10:06 pm
I’ve been a subscriber of Pro since the beginning. VERY expensive letter ($1500). Good record, overall – they are up over 20% in 20 months. Even better, while the market was falling, they held pretty steady and never lost. They have been right much more often than wrong. If you are not quick, they move the options market and you can’t make the trade. So, my own personal record is considerably less good than theirs. I made 30% in the first 18 months, but then, holding on when the market was falling, brought that return down considerably. The fool community… Read more »
Alan
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Alan
December 13, 2010 5:51 pm
I credit Motley Fool Pro for getting me started opening an options account and some successful trades, but with my account coming up for renewal I will be dropping the subscription. In two years they’ve managed to almost match the SP500, and wanting $2500 for two more years, well, they’re not even close to being worth it. I haven’t really used any of their trade info in over a year, and I’m considerably better off since moving on. If you have at least 100K to invest (preferably 200K), then a trial sub to Pro might be worth it for the… Read more »
Eddy
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Eddy
January 11, 2011 8:37 pm
Great for an introduction to Options, very customer oriented. Fantastic at long stock picks, you would have been far better off with the service if you never used an option while I was subscribed. Their results are a bit misleading due to sequence of returns, and starting during a severe crash. When I started in Aug 2009 they were 10% ahead of the S&P, and by the time I quit the following Feb they were back to even. Though it’s almost certainly going to underperform going forward, Pro will have less risk than a long-only portfolio, probably enough to offset… Read more »
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talairys
May 14, 2013 3:19 pm
I’ve been a MF Pro member for 3 years now, and its the best newsletter I subscribe to. Jeff and team being a good blend of humor and education to their newsletter and returns have been strong. (Not so with many other MF letters) Jeff has established the North Star model to guide performance and has so far bested his goals. What I like most is that he communicates well and often formally through the site, but is also an active member on the boards, answers members questions directly. Best picks this year, DDD, MA, PZZA, and others.
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