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Paul Wilhems
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Paul Wilhems

The only time I didn’t follow their advice was selling netflix right before they fell out of the sky.

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bigtgib
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bigtgib

I’ve done really well with this newsletter’s stock picks. For the price it’s a real bargain. One of my favorites.

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aubsdes
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I’ve bought a few of their core recommendations and I just bought Westport. The only stock where I lost some of my gain but I’m still up 60% is Netflix.

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Mike Hunt
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They are the best in business. DGardner is a modern day Nostradomas!!

rlcgum
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rlcgum

They’re conservative, pretty darn good stock pickers, but in my view their constant pimping of Fool letters/upgrades takes them from really good to being kind of a pest.

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galshafat
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galshafat

value for money

Paul Ethridge
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Paul Ethridge

There are so many “picks,” it is difficult to determine where to go with your money. Kinda like a dartboard- just sling it and hope for the best.

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Lsdscot

Their stock picks have done well in the past few years, however, their current stocks are very highly priced stocks, so not very confident on their future performance, time will tell..

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CDR

The Fool is a terrific resource. They led me to NVDA at 20, DDD at 10 and, ILMN at 128. The few losers such as Chipotle and Under Armor have been peanuts compared to the wins they’ve led me to. But, make no mistake, they give lots of ideas and ultimately, just like your experience of passing on ideas, these ARE MY DECISIONS, NOT THE FOOL’S. Anyone who believes they should follow any letter’s advice blindly, without following up with more research and review of their needs really is the fool. I actually did the opposite than you with my… Read more »

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GERRYD

They recommend to many stocks and with my luck I mostly bought the wrong ones. I believe the truth is nobody knows what any stock price will be next week next month or in 6 months unless they have inside information which is illegal. If you really new for certain that a stock price would be going up you wouldn’t tell anyone .Anyone can make 10 predictions and tell 10 different people and as a result the people that bought your winners will think your a genius. If you chart the stocks that Gumshoe comes up with from all these… Read more »

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Rich Hoffman
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Rich Hoffman

Truer words were never spoken.

lvidaver
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lvidaver

I make Elliott Wave calculations on the Fool’s recommendations and that finds out the half of them to avoid. Also, the basic valuations and market positioning must be looked at through my own lens. Then, I accept their choices are mid-term holdings, so patience it part of their game.

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kickbk00

I am a member of an investment club…… Yes, I know, they never do well and never make it past one year as a club. We are celebrating out 20th anniversary this year. We decided to take a “tour” of the Fools headquarters about 10 years ago. If you haven’t done it, take one, it’s well worth it. After the tour, we were escorted into one of the” board rooms”. Low and behold, in came on of the stock pickers from David’s team and one of the vice presidents. I am sorry, their names escape me after 10 years. They… Read more »

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Richard Hoffman
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Richard Hoffman

How does a person decide if a CEO is an actual visionary such as Elon Musk ? Jeff Immelt (GE CEO) looked like a visionary when he began investing in the Internet of Things, and telling the stock holders everything was going well (down the drain). Elon has the talent to convince the stockholders that everything is going along smoothly,
when they are unable to meet the production schedule, and are in need of funds.

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B. B. Stanfield
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B. B. Stanfield

Ever read the Richest Man in Babylon? Excellent advice and if you follow the ideas you can’t go wrong in the long run. Trick with most advisors is that they seem to push themselves with ads and newsletters and subscription pitches. If they were as good as they advertise then people would come running to them with cash in hand. Like many here the constant pushing of services and collecting fees is maddening. They make their money from you, not from investing. They’re selling something – advice. Like most things, worth what you pay for. I subscribe to The Street… Read more »

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jimaker

I not only appreciate their stock advice, but their ethic over the years and scarcity of pitches to upgrade to their other services, so I get a minimum of undesired emails from them. Fantastic folks with a good heart.

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James Maclin
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James Maclin

I have only just joined and have been to happy. Each week they try to get you to
upgrade. I will not renew.

xx22
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xx22

I’ve done very well with the Stock Advisor. Just ignore all the new super deluxe $5,000 big sale $1,000 off today only hustles.

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kickbk00
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kickbk00

My investment club follows the stock advisor. We buy what the fools recommend, only if we understand the company they are talking about and if the CEO a visionary. This philosophy has raised our portfolio well over 200%. Can’t say enough good things about the stock advisor and the fools.

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Antoine Garbolino
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Antoine Garbolino

Rather good picks pertaining to the underlying companies but they should pay more attention to the price of the stocks as they advise to buy even with very high P/E ratios or where the stocks are at a maximum high.In that case it is better to keep those stocks on radar and wait one or two months to buy.

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rodger27
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I have subscribed to Motley Fool Stock Advisor for the last 10-15 years. Their records is very good but you have to hold for long periods – 5-15 years. I am up 2,400% in Netflix, about 400% in Activision, about 300% in Google and Facebook. Dave Gardner’s verified track record is about 400% better than the S&P (since inception of his newsletter. He usually saves his best ideas for the Stock Advisor. His other ideas go to Rules Breaker. These are actually the only two services you need, although I subscribe to them all. His track record is mostly based… Read more »

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Alana Niemi
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Alana Niemi

I’ve done better when i choose stocks that have been recommended by the Fool, than I do when I buy stocks recommended by friends, relatives, co-workers, etc. Love the information they share about different businesses and industries.

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flyerx69

Latest tease “We’re betting $1,005,998 on ONE stock in 2018”

this one is Facebook FB

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jtkacc
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Not a fan salesman when I talked to them.I get seven letters dropped them after there second book! Now i sound
old.Hope you all had a good year.

RobZ
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RobZ

I have been following their advice for nearly two years. I have had very mixed results. I have come out ahead on many of their selections, but they have really missed the mark on others. With spotty performance, I grow weary of their incessant marketing of their more expensive products.

PW Wal
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PW Wal

Luv the fools, best thing I ever did for my bank account

Jay Jay
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Jay Jay

i have it, they are in consistent for 3 yrs & have warmed up. the other services were TERRIBLE I had to drop them. you go bankrupt 4 picks at a time for HIDDEN GEMS for 7 mos of losing that 28 picks of loss greater than 35% to 90%. YUK. tried Income Investor they had picks that went BANKRUPT, for income investor that is COMPLETE FAILURE. dorpped that also. they r now a subscription model & herd movers. Tom/David aren’t working for u but to support the company they have scaled to. They keep touring $AMZN $NFLX but don’t… Read more »

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Dave Smith
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Dave Smith

I subscribed to the Stock Advisor for several years and only actually bought a few of their recommendations. I just do not like to invest in a stock that may or may not go up in price. I want dividends monthly or at the very least quarterly. Because most of the recommended stocks that the stock advisor tells you to buy do not pay a dividend and I am getting on in years and do not want to wait for the ship to come in. They have made some great recommendations over the years and I do believe they know… Read more »

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Lori
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Lori

Good plan, Dave. I’m 58, do not have time to GAMBLE with hard-earned cash. DRIP plans invested in solid companies that actually earn dividends. Buy them on the days the market as a whole tanks as cheap as you can buy. I laugh looking back at the Pets.com days of investing and raking in $$$ with anything (.com) in the company name. No get rich quick schemes for me. I do have a $2,500 side account to “play” for fast monry. First, I’ll study then buy some biotech CRISPR related stocks….investing in genetic healing is a sector with unlimited possibilities.… Read more »

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cloud8
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cloud8

Haven’t read the MF stock Advisor in months. However, I do enioy and lean tword Toke Gumshoe. He’s saved me time, money and Aida ( aggravation).
Robert B. = cloud8

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cloud8
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cloud8

The Gumshoe – I meant

lvidaver
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lvidaver

So far, the only Stock Advisor stock I bought is AVGO, and it paid for my subscription in the first week. I also read Rule Breakers and so far every position I entered went positive (although I should have exited NFLX at my own calculated target $416, but I held it longer).

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cobaltblue03
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cobaltblue03

I’ve done very well with some of their recommendations. I don’t buy all that they recommend; only what appeals to me. No one is 100% right, but the Motley Fools hit the mark more often than not. Their buy and hold philosophy has some pluses and some minuses. One can hold too long in some cases, where it would be better to sell and redeploy the assets.

Lori
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Lori

The only problem with the Motley Fools? They don’t give you a fair price to buy. They just say buy this, buy that. No specifics. They should offer a more details. Like recommend to buy stock xyz in the range of 75 to 78, September 15th, 2018.
If you pay? You need a bit more info. I didn’t renew for that reason.

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Mary in SC
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Mary in SC

I’ve been with the guys for nearly 10 years and I’ve gotta thank them. My husband taught me the basics before he died, but I needed help picking stocks and not making really bad mistakes that should have been avoided. So far I’ve notched education for a social worker, two lawyers and a doctor (my grandchildren) plus living in a plush retirement community. This would not have happened without Tom and David!

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Michael Hoffman
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Michael Hoffman

I’ve followed the Foll since nearly its inception and always been impressed with the quality of the analysis across their reports. I’ve been a Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers client for the past few years, finally giving them something ($$$) back for all the education they provided me through the years. I would never buy ALL of their recommendations — one of their top rules is “buy what you know” — but their analysis allows me to understand certain companies better and make knowledgeable decisions. Bottom Line: the stocks I’ve followed their recommendations on have provided an average 125% increase… Read more »

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xyz123
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xyz123

I’ve been trying out a few “experts” and recently checked my Motley Fool track record from email alerts I’ve received this past year and I have to say I wish I went with the Motley Fool recommendations instead of the others. 30 of 32 stocks pitched via “buy now” alerts and scorecard emails would’ve made me money. Of course that would depend on when I bought and sold as in any case. I’m still searching and testing but Motley Fool has my vote of confidence right now. FYI, I’m no expert, just a rookie getting up in age with little… Read more »

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Scott Freeman
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Scott Freeman

I’ve been a subscriber to Stock Advisor for 4 years now. I trust their research, and they’ve given me some great ideas (MELI, ATVI, CRM, amongst others). I always follow up with my own research before investing though, as everyone should. The only ding for me is their incessant e-mail marketing.

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clark kent
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clark kent

I subscribed to motley fool stock advisor and took a flyer with them in rule breakers and a couple others. I was building in my 401k and used this service for about 3 years. They do excellent research and they have access to much information that commoners do not. This gives them an inside track that most of us cannot match and they know how to use it. I accidentally ran 250 thousand up to 1.2 million in one month and canceled my subscription. No taxes, was in my 401k as mentioned. I rate them high on everything. The only… Read more »

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wazuzu17
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wazuzu17

Lots of bull hockey from Motley Fool newsletters. Wild predictions and they deluge you with come-ons like so many others: Mampilly and Oxford Club to name just two others. Utter waste of time and enormously frustrating. I’m canceling all three; they’ve cost me too damn much and I’m sick and tired of getting only suck you in newslettrs to buy yet another one of their over the top unrealistic stock projections.

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Sandy Scott
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Sandy Scott

Welcome to the “I lost money using the Motley Fool Advisory Service” club!

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Mary
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Mary

My opinion of Stock Advisor after 5 years of membership is this: “Too late to the game.”
Both Tom & David tout their big winners from the past, and promote companies that have already passed the time of greatest gains. We’ve subscribed to a couple of the ‘Fool’ newsletters and have the same opinion.

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bksansoo
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bksansoo

I agree. I just joined in March 2019 and after looking at their picks, it does seem like I’m too late to the game. Very disappointed.

milgauss
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milgauss

After months of paid subscriptions with the Fool the only “fool” was me. Of my entire portfolio the only positions in the red are the ones the Fool Canada recommended. Read their open source articles and do the opposite; unless it’s the infrequent “don’t buy BBD…” or another company that any child would know.
In short DONT BUY FROM THESE CONS

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Rodger King
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Rodger King

Not all of the Motley Fools newsletter are the same. Subscribe only to the Stock Advisor and maybe Rule Breakers. The other newsletters have mixed results – especially the Canadian Fool. In general, bet on David Gardner. His latest recommendation in Rule Breakers is Guardant Health. It has doubled in the last 3 months and like many of his recommendations, will continue to double year after year.

crazypalms
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crazypalms

Solid work from Motley fool, SA is their best and most valuable newsletter.

Bad part – they re-recommend same picks sometimes (like AMZN and SHOP) and it gets pretty frustrating sometimes; also they reserve some special recommendations for their other newsletters like Rule Breakers which is frustrating.

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Odilia Garcia
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Odilia Garcia

I have joined several times to the Motley fool stock advisers. I am exhausted looking for stocks, so I get frustrated because I have yet to get a stock from here that I invested. I have no more money. I am down to my last of my funds. Why don’t you just tell us about the stock and important information about it. We pay for the service so why not tel us so we can invest on a stock that is the best. PLEASE HELP.

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rodger27
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rodger27

It is easy to invest in Motley Fool. Just subscribe to Stock Advisor only and buy only the ones recommended by David Gardner. It is that easy.

Kay
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Kay

Having trouble logging in to my account

backoffice
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To many times the stock has already made it’s climb

Robert Reid
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Robert Reid

Like except the pressure to up grade. It seems to be the standard in the industry to advertise a low price, once you buy if you want the better service it’s going to cost more. I think it is not ethical

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money tree
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money tree

I think Stock Advisor is one of the best investment newsletters out there. They have consistently outperformed the market for decades with their investments. They are totally transparent. They recommend long term investing. If you really read what they write, they recommend holding at least thirty stocks, start out with at least ten stocks, Be cautious about letting any one holding exceed 10% of your portfolio, buy quality companies and hold for the long term! I’m super impressed. My concern is that they love growth companies too much (I do too!) which are volatile, and they will take quite a… Read more »