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The Motley Fool Investment Return Calculations Disclosures

Real-Money Portfolios
The Motley Fool's real money portfolios that are included in this table are Million Dollar Portfolio's Charter Portfolio and Motley Fool Pro. The total return is calculated using a time-weighted rate-of-return formula. The returns of the individual stocks are calculated using a simple average, excluding dividends. Dividends are included for both the total portfolio return and the benchmark, the S&P 500 Total Return Index.

Recommendation Services
Total average returns are the average of all individual stock recommendations (active and sold) and the average of the S&P 500 Total Return Index, starting from the end of the day we make each recommendation. Both the stock and benchmark returns include reinvested dividends.

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