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“What’s in a Name?”
The Motley Fool’s name comes from William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. The court jester, known as the Fool, could speak the truth to the king and queen without having his head lopped off. The Fools of yore entertained the court with humor that instructed as it amused. More importantly, the Fool was never afraid to question conventional wisdom. In the same way, we aim to speak the truth about money and investing...and to make financial advice accessible to people of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Who We Are
Here at The Motley Fool, our purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. We help millions of people around the world achieve their financial goals every day. We believe in treating every dollar as an investment in the future you want to create. We believe that investing in great businesses, for the long term, is the most effective path to wealth. We strive to fulfill our purpose by truly serving every Fool, from our employees to our members to our community. That’s why in all our work, we endeavour to follow the “Golden Rule” of treating others as we ourselves would wish to be treated.
What We Do
The Motley Fool provides free and premium investment guidance to millions of individual investors around the world on fool.com (the site you’re on right now!). Here’s how we do it:
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Our Core Values
At The Motley Fool, our highest priority is to foster inclusion and belonging so all employees can thrive both personally and professionally. We believe diverse teams perform better. From our board of directors to our recruiting pipeline, we strive for diversity, both inherent and acquired.
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Our Foolish History
The Motley Fool was founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner as a traditional print newsletter in a backyard shed in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1994, an April Fool’s joke designed to teach an investing lesson put The Motley Fool on the map. Since those humble beginnings, Tom and David, and the community of Fools they’ve gathered, have been leading the charge for individual investors everywhere.
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The Motley Fool Investing Philosophy
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Buy 25+ Companies
Hold Stocks for 5+ Years
Add New Savings Regularly
Hold Through Market Volatility
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