What’s “Motley Fool’s Double Down Stock” Pitched by Tom Gardner?

What's the latest tease from Motley Fool Stock Advisor all about?

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, September 7, 2020

Lots of readers have asked about this latest ad from the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, so we’re going to dig in and see if we can get a good answer from the Thinkolator… don’t worry, I’ll be quick this time. I promise.

Tom Gardner was pitching this last week as a “I’ve decided to do something radical” idea — that they’ll slash the price for Motley Fool Stock Advisor, but still give you 30 days to request a full refund if you’re not satisfied with this “double down” stock idea. Which sounds pretty enticing, I suppose, but that’s exactly the same refund policy the Motley Fool has always had for their flagship newsletter (though in recent years they’ve also pitched their higher-end portfolio services much more heavily, and those are non-refundable)… and the teased $49 price is well off of their “retail price” of $199… but if you’re on their mailing list you’ll get a $49 offer for that newsletter and for Rule Breakers, their other “entry level” newsletter, pretty much once a week for the rest of your life. So there’s no rush.