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In answer to your question – How can The Motley Fool help me? – our co-founder and the driver of our Motley Fool Answers program, David Gardner, has stressed that the idea here is to be useful, not promotional. But since you asked, we think the best reason for subscribing can be found on The Motley Fool main page: the returns of each of our services compared to the S&P 500.
Trouncing the market
Our flagship newsletter service, Stock Advisor, for example, has nearly tripled the market’s returns since its inception, helping enrich hundreds of thousands of our members.
Our analysts work as teams to make clear, compelling, straightforward cases for the stocks they recommend, analyzing both the bull and bear case for each company they consider. They do the heavy lifting, sharing with members exactly what they need to know to make the decision about whether a particular stock is right for them.
More than newsletters…
Additionally, many Fools appreciate our vibrant discussion boards, where our analysts and members alike join debates about stocks and strategies. Many come to learn how to get started investing. Others enjoy and get valuable analysis from CAPS, our stock-picking game. And many more say they get the greatest benefit from our cool features, like being able to track stocks and watchlists within the site, and getting regular updates on the stocks that matter to them.
But while the community, features, and investment education are invaluable, most people point to our time-tested results as the No. 1 reason they love us. Don’t take our word for it – here’s an article on another site that makes the case for us. The highlight is this:
“The three top spots in the Hulbert Financial Digest’s five-year rankings of more than 200 investment-advisory services all buy and hold quality companies. Remarkably, all three are subscription newsletters published by the same advisory firm, The Motley Fool in Alexandria, Va., which was founded by brothers Tom and David Gardner in 1993.”
For those unfamiliar, USA Today has called The Hulbert Financial Digest “the bible on who gives the best investment newsletter advice.” Barron’s says the HFD is “well-researched and informative … and it doesn’t pull any punches.” So you can probably trust what they have to say.
In general, The Motley Fool offers a range of services — from value to growth to options — so chances are good that one of them lines up with your investment style. If you want more information on all we have to offer, please visit The Motley Fool order page. Sign up and take a look. If you don’t love it, you can cancel anytime within the next 30 days and get a full refund.
But in our opinion, you owe it to yourself to find out firsthand how The Motley Fool can help you.