The Most Important Vote You'll Cast All Year

It's time for my girls to buy their next stock and, this time, we want Fools to be a part of the process by voting for one of the stocks that will make it to their "final four."

Feb 12, 2014 at 4:30PM

It's that time again, Fools -- time for my daughters Hannah and Ainsley to buy another stock. You may recall that my girls have been investing for quite some time now. In fact, today, their portfolio holds shares in six different companies and yes, thanks to The Motley Fool's own Scorecard, we know that they are beating the market quite nicely.

Our typical process is that together, on a quarterly basis, we whittle down the companies to a list of four "finalists" from which they ultimately choose the winner. The only standing rule is that it must be a stock that they don't already own. Think of this as a standing lesson in the value of diversity.

This quarter, we thought it would be fun to have one of their finalists come from the wisdom of crowds... and this is where you come in. We want your vote. The stock that receives the most votes will make it to the girls' final four. So far, they have chosen Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) as one of their finalists. This winner will join Chipotle, along with two other stocks that we have yet to decide on.

I'd like to say that they are really homed in on the fact that Chipotle just brought in better than 20% top-line growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, which translated to 30% earnings growth, along with the fact that the company has almost completely removed all genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its food. But honestly, I think it's mostly because they like the food and know that we spend money there on a pretty regular basis. But hey... that's OK by me. As both girls are quick to point out, whenever I or my wife buy something from Starbucks (they own shares in the coffee king), we're paying them in the process.

But I digress. Once we have their final four, we'll make a new video for Fool.com (similar to the one right here), in which we'll announce the stock they'll be buying for their quarterly purchase. Voting will close on Feb. 26, so please, Fools, take a moment to click on over to this quick and easy Survey Monkey survey, and tell us which stock should be in their final four: Facebook, Amazon.com, Twitter, or Panera Bread. And thank you for your participation!

Stocks for ultimate growth
They said it couldn't be done. But David Gardner has proved them wrong, time, and time, and time again, with stock returns like 926%, 2,239%, and 4,371%. In fact, just recently, one of his favorite stocks became a 100-bagger. And he's ready to do it again. You can uncover his scientific approach to crushing the market and his carefully chosen six picks for ultimate growth instantly, because he's making this premium report free for you today. Click here now for access.

Jason Moser owns shares of Amazon.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Starbucks, and Twitter. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Facebook, Panera Bread, and Twitter The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Facebook, Panera Bread, and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Money to your ears - A great FREE investing resource for you

The best way to get your regular dose of market and money insights is our suite of free podcasts ... what we like to think of as “binge-worthy finance.”

Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03PM

Whether we're in the midst of earnings season or riding out the market's lulls, you want to know the best strategies for your money.

And you'll want to go beyond the hype of screaming TV personalities, fear-mongering ads, and "analysis" from people who might have your email address ... but no track record of success.

In short, you want a voice of reason you can count on.

A 2015 Business Insider article titled, "11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich," rated The Motley Fool as the #1 place online to get smarter about investing.

And one of the easiest, most enjoyable, most valuable ways to get your regular dose of market and money insights is our suite of free podcasts ... what we like to think of as "binge-worthy finance."

Whether you make it part of your daily commute or you save up and listen to a handful of episodes for your 50-mile bike rides or long soaks in a bubble bath (or both!), the podcasts make sense of your money.

And unlike so many who want to make the subjects of personal finance and investing complicated and scary, our podcasts are clear, insightful, and (yes, it's true) fun.

Our free suite of podcasts

Motley Fool Money features a team of our analysts discussing the week's top business and investing stories, interviews, and an inside look at the stocks on our radar. The show is also heard weekly on dozens of radio stations across the country.

The hosts of Motley Fool Answers challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves.

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. And he's the host of Rule Breaker Investing, in which he shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive companies ... and how to profit from them.

Market Foolery is our daily look at stocks in the news, as well as the top business and investing stories.

And Industry Focus offers a deeper dive into a specific industry and the stories making headlines. Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and other industries take turns in the spotlight.

They're all informative, entertaining, and eminently listenable. Rule Breaker Investing and Answers are timeless, so it's worth going back to and listening from the very start; the other three are focused more on today's events, so listen to the most recent first.

All are available for free at www.fool.com/podcasts.

If you're looking for a friendly voice ... with great advice on how to make the most of your money ... from a business with a lengthy track record of success ... in clear, compelling language ... I encourage you to give a listen to our free podcasts.

Head to www.fool.com/podcasts, give them a spin, and you can subscribe there (at iTunes, Stitcher, or our other partners) if you want to receive them regularly.

It's money to your ears.

 


Compare Brokers