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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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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

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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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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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.

Trish
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Trish

I agree with you both. Since I’ve joined SA all I’ve really gained is a great deal of advertising for their other subscriptions. More advertising than actual data fills up my email every day. When I do receive recommendations they are outdated and obvious. I am NOT an expert, in fact, far from it, but even I could recommend Amazon and Shopify. Doesn’t take a genius to recommend them.

Fakename
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Fakename

Trish, I know you’re far from an expert as you’ve said but when you said even you could recommend Shopify would you have been recommending it back when it was $20 a share like Motley Fool did?

milgauss
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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.

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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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Adam
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Adam

I don’t think recommending AMZN over the last 5 years has been bad advice, even if they re -recommend it. It’s performing!!

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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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 »

jts4545
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Getting mixed results. Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers. Some ups and downs. Worst advice was CodeBlack stock. Now into a “tender offer” from VM Software to buy CBLK at $26 share. The catch is a $38 fee to deal direct with VM or handle transaction through your Broker. Still wind up paying the $38 fee with the broker dealing with VM. Broker advised just selling on the open market. Only $6.95 that way. Cheaper way out.

wyld2006
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wyld2006

I am a Stock Advisor (SA) Subscriber, and I have noticed a trend. Two stock picks a month from Stock Advisor. It seems about 20-30 minutes before a new stock pick is published, the stock price jumps, and in some cases, quite dramatically. Then within a few days to weeks, it drops back down, and often below where it was averaging before Motley Fool published it. One theory I have is, a different news letter of theirs gives the stock pick to It’s members in advance, and tells them to buy and wait for the Stock Advisor publication to get… Read More »

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Jeff
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Jeff

MF has been accused of the “pump-n-dump” many times. If you pay the biggest bucks for their “Our portfolio” subscription, that’s just what you’ll see. Remember always, they have billions that they’ve made over the years. They don’t need any special help from the masses… they can run up a price, cause a momentum surge (accentuated by subscribers when they get the word), and sell at the peak.

Tony Asbille
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Tony Asbille

I understand what you’re saying, but when you go back and look at the stock pics they made in what they own now. It seems a consistent long-term hold approach. I have been happy when I purchased the recommendations and hold them long-term. I do also agree they have multiple services and some of those may release stock picks before others that affect your performance. But given that statement, if you look at the stock advisor performance over an extended period of time it is still being my other investment. Think I will hang in for a while.

Gina
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