Real-Money Stock Picks

June 22, 2015: The Motley Fool launched its Rising Stars Portfolios program in late 2010. Twenty-five analysts took part in this endeavor over the years, investing hundreds of thousands of dollars of The Motley Fool’s money in hundreds of stock ideas and sharing each buy and sell decision -- and the reasoning behind it -- with their fellow Fools via articles on www.fool.com and posts to their individual discussion boards. Some four-and-a-half years after the first stock picks, the analyst tally in the program now called Real-Money Stock Picks is down to four – original rising stars Alyce Lomax and Anand Chokkavelu and later additions Joe Tenebruso and Taylor Muckerman -- and the Fool has decided to close the remaining Real-Money Stock Picks portfolios.

It’s a logistical decision and no reflection on the analysts or their stock ideas.

The Fool will be keeping some stocks chosen by the analysts as long-term holds. We’re going to put them in a Robert Kirby-like Coffee Can Portfolio. We’re going to hold them, for a long time, without checking in, without trading.

We count the Real-Money Stock Picks program a success in our mission to help the world invest better and hope you found it helpful and that you will continue to follow your favorite Fool analysts.

Check back here in the coming days, as we'll be posting the wrap-up articles from each of the Real-Money Stock Picks analysts as they are written.

Alyce Lomax
Alyce Lomax

Socially responsible investing; strong corporate governance.

Anand Chokkavelu
Anand Chokkavelu

Banking and beyond; stresses simplicity.

Joe Tenebruso
Joe Tenebruso

Tier 1 Investments: Join us as we seek out and invest in the world's elite businesses.

Taylor Muckerman
Taylor Muckerman

Energized investments with a bit of undervalued diversification.


Inactive Portfolios: Real-Money Stock Picks Alums

Alex Pape
Alex Pape

Young Gun Portfolio: Opportunistic to the bone.

Andrew Tonner
Andrew Tonner

Defensive value investing -- cheap stocks to beat an up or down market.

Bryan Hinmon
Bryan Hinmon

Unknown, unloved unattractive investments made understandable.

Bryan White
Bryan White

Value and growth stocks at a good price.

Dan Dzombak
Dan Dzombak

Make money; don't lose money.

David Meier and John Reeves
David M. & John R.

Unapologetically looking for multibaggers.

Eric Bleeker
Eric Bleeker

Scouring the tech world.

Jason Moser
Jason Moser

Motley portfolio; stocks that make money.

Jeremy Myers
Jeremy Myers

Real estate investing for capital appreciation, income generation, and inflation protection.

Jim Mueller
Jim Mueller

Take advantage of nonsensical expectations.

Jim Royal
Jim Royal

Spinoffs, recaps, and special situations a-go-go.

Jordan DiPietro
Jordan DiPietro

Macro-oriented, global; special circumstance value plays.

Matt Koppenheffer
Matt Koppenheffer

Going beyond the headlines to find the best financial-sector investments.

Michael Olsen
Michael Olsen

Not your mother's value stocks: Really cheap stocks.

Nathan Parmelee
Nathan Parmelee

The global melting pot -– a global mix of growth, value, income, and the occasional special situation.

Paul Chi and Matt Argersinger
Paul C. & Matt A.

Outsized rewards with reasonable risks.

Rex Moore
Rex Moore

Screening for a diversified portfolio.

International growth.