Why the Top-Performing Investing Newsletter Loves These Stocks

The Motley Fool's newsletter Inside Value is one of the many newsletter services the company offers, but how do its picks stand up to scrutiny from the guys on WTMI? Here's a look at AIG, Markel, Progressive and Bank of America.

Mar 31, 2014 at 2:06PM

On Friday's edition of Where the Money Is, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson took a look at some of The Motley Fool's newsletter services and the formal stock recommendations made there, to tell investors whether or not they agree with the analysts' picks.

In this segment, the guys look at the Fool's Inside Value service, the top performing investment newsletter service over the past five years as tracked by Mark Hulbert of the Wall Street Journal. The guys take a look at some of their favorite stocks in the financial sector from the Inside Value picks, including AIG (NYSE:AIG), Markel (NYSE:MKL), Progressive (NYSE:PGR) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), discussing what qualms they have, if any, with the picks, and which among them are the guys' favorites.

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David Hanson owns shares of American International Group and Markel. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of American International Group, Bank of America, and Markel. The Motley Fool recommends American International Group, Bank of America, Markel, and Progressive. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group, Bank of America, and Markel and has the following options: long January 2016 $30 calls on American International Group. 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.

4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't 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.

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