The best value investors find winning stocks where most people see only beaten-down businesses with uncertain prospects. Since 2004, the Motley Fool Inside Value service has combed through stocks that many investors have given up on, and the picks that the service has recommended have outperformed the broader market by double-digit percentages. Below, we'll show you how you can get access to the winning picks that this award-winning service has made -- while paying far less than you'd ever think possible.

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What makes Inside Value picks so enriching

Motley Fool Inside Value focuses on finding stocks that are not only inexpensive but also have many of the attractive characteristics that make for strong long-term investments. Each month, Inside Value members receive a stock pick from the service. In making its picks, Inside Value focuses on four key qualities that characterize high-quality companies:

  • Sustainable competitive advantages that will allow a company to hold off rivals and earn above-average profits.
  • Sound financials that include diversified revenue streams, strong balance sheets, and steady free cash flow.
  • Talented and trustworthy management who treat shareholders as their partners.
  • A margin of safety between the service's estimate of its fair value and the current market price of the stock.

With each pick, Inside Value members receive an investment thesis, a risk rating, and an estimate of the stock's intrinsic value. The service also provides guidance on a range of prices to buy the stock, along with ongoing coverage after the recommendation to ensure that the company is still a smart investment.

Investors also have ongoing access to the monthly Best Buys Now list of the most timely investing opportunities, which gives Inside Value members a way to decide how to put new money to work. In addition, members can see the service's exclusive list of Core companies, which are selections that the Inside Value team believes make great long-term picks whenever their share prices warrant a purchase.

The true value of Inside Value picks

A look at the top picks from Motley Fool Inside Value really brings home the value that the service provides. Visa (NYSE: V) has a long history in the credit card network space, building up a global colossus and helping to lead innovation in the electronic payments space worldwide. Rather than coasting on its past success, Visa has embraced new technology like mobile payments, and key partnerships with up-and-coming specialists should give the payment-network company a competitive advantage over not just its fellow card network providers but also companies seeking to provide alternative methods for processing payments and other money transfers. In just five years, Visa has given Inside Value members a return of more than 360%, dramatically topping the S&P 500's return.

Home-improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is a longer-term pick from Inside Value, having been recommended in 2005. The service did a good job of investing in the company during a brief downturn in the share price in the middle of the housing boom. Facing huge challenges during the subsequent collapse of housing markets across the U.S., Home Depot stood out with its ability to change gears and focus on whatever business opportunities showed the most promise over time. Since the end of the financial crisis, Home Depot has seen its stock soar in a new period of healthy expansion for housing. Home Depot's returns of more than 350% since its initial recommendation have outperformed the broader market's gains by more than half.

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Value investors know good buys when they see them. That's why we've offered access to Motley Fool Inside Value at such a low price: so that you'll act now without delay. Join the Motley Fool Inside Value community right now and begin your journey toward investing riches.

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