FINAL New-Member Enrollment Day, Monday, July 1, 2013

You're invited to be one of around 1,500 Motley Fools who are making a profound choice at a critical moment.

You'll likely experience a liberating jolt of confidence, and a feeling of assurance... the kind maybe only 1 out of 100 investors ever experiences.

That's because you'll begin to recognize and act on opportunities in the same spots most people continue to view with fear and uncertainty:

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Now let's imagine that more than anything, these kinds of headlines just bring a smile to your face. Because they remind you of the flexibility of your new wealth-building plan and the power of belonging to a small, dedicated, and knowledgeable group.

That's right. I'm talking about Motley Fool PRO.

Before I tell you more and specifically why there's never been a better or a more important time to take this next step, I need to let you in on a little secret:

Investing this way is easier than you think. You don't have to be a billionaire. You don't have to have a degree in finance or Wall Street experience or anything like it.

All you have to have is some innate curiosity... some attention to detail... and a belief in both the art and science of investing...

And the understanding that you can grow real wealth steadily and assuredly – year after year – simply by putting a few extra tools on your belt.

Does this sound like something that could help you sleep better at night?

"All the proof I need..."
"I've retired since I joined the PRO and haven't had to touch a dime of retirement money because of all I'm able to make off the PRO and my own personal options trades. That is all the proof that I need that I'm with the right team!"
– Dave C., Austin, TX

How about freeing up your time to focus on some truly important things, like an upcoming trip to the beach, for instance?

What you have right here in front of you can do both!

That's why I urge you to take a minute and explore the possibilities here. And before making up your mind, please pay special attention to:

MY PERSONAL STORY of how I set myself free from the daily grind during the early part of the last decade... during a time when the market was going haywire, I took off for the French West Indies and Costa Rica...

Wrote myself income checks and called it my "trial retirement"...

ALONG WITH MESSAGES I've included from individuals like you describing this opportunity as:

"Priceless"... "My best investment ever"... "More than words can adequately describe"... "Immeasurable"... and many more, as you'll see!

That's why it gives me a great deal of pride and excitement to provide you with this just-in-time invitation. And walk you through how we invest, our goals for the coming year...

I'll show you step-by-step how in just a few minutes each week you can protect your capital, tamp down volatility in your portfolio, and make positive REAL returns over the next three years regardless of where the DOW or S&P 500 end up.

Jeff Fischer

"There aren't many people I'd give all my money to, to manage. But Jeff Fischer is one of them."
– Motley Fool Co-founder, Tom Gardner

Jeff Fischer started working at The Motley Fool in 1996, co-managing the original long/short Fool Portfolio online with David and Tom Gardner beginning that year. That real-money portfolio, along with three others Jeff has managed or co-managed publicly since 1996 have performed spectacularly. Making him one of the most experienced and trusted advisors around!

First, how about a proper introduction? My name is Jeff Fischer. I lead a small and dedicated cadre of investors here at The Motley Fool. I should warn you though, this group is different. And it boils down to these three letters...

That's right. You guessed it — P-R-O.

At the heart of Motley Fool PRO is a $1.6+ million, real-money LONG/SHORT stock and options portfolio — managed in full view of all our members... designed to make consistent and meaningful gains in any market environment — with a minimum of risk.

But don't just take my word for it — let's closely examine the record...

When the market PLUMMETED in 2008 and 2009, Motley Fool PRO was never down more than 5%.

And we've made over 11% a year since then, matching the market's remarkable run. And that's with hedges and shorts in place.

How'd we do it?

Well, at PRO's core is a Foolish "buy and hold great businesses" strategy. So we are realizing the amazing upside of long-term equity investing. But along the way, we're also:

locking in gains when we need to...

"insuring" the at-risk portions of our portfolio...

writing ourselves income checks over and over again...

When we can squeeze enough risk out, we go after the kind of gains that make a world-class growth investor like David Gardner stand up and take notice...

And, of course, applying hedges and shorts all along our path to smooth out our returns — grow richer by the day, week, month, and year — and sleep soundly at night.

Overall the Motley Fool PRO real-money portfolio is up 63.5%, to more than $1.6 million — beating the market, all while our members have experienced a fraction of the volatility...

It's been extremely rewarding sparing our members the stress and strain of gut-wrenching market drops. While still helping them build steadily and assuredly, brick by brick, toward their financial dreams...

Like PRO member Mark T. who recently wrote to say:

"It's been a great ride. And the education along the way? Priceless... the guidance I've received from PRO has given me a lot more confidence in my investing endeavours. To Jeff and the PRO team — thanks for this journey (and for the help growing the nest egg)."

With the success we've had over the years, it's no wonder our approach has captured the attention of the mainstream media and the investing public...

In fact, in 2009 Barron's published an article dedicated entirely to Motley Fool PRO. It was called "Giving Your Portfolio More Options." And it went on to talk about how we were giving our members "smart advice"...

A few years later in 2011, SmartMoney.com joined a growing chorus, publishing this prediction:

"You will see strategies with a hedge-fund-like focus on consistent returns and controlled drawdowns... become the preferred investment approach of the brave new environment in which we now operate."

And now you see headlines touting this "new" investing approach on just about a daily basis...

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I'd say this is all pretty compelling evidence of the power of building wealth this way...

And more important: the need a lot of individual investors like YOU have for a "deeper toolbox" to hammer and chisel into the unique opportunities today's market presents us.

All in all, I'd say there's never been a better or more important time to "graduate to" Motley Fool PRO!

I started investing this way more than a decade and a half ago. I worked closely with Motley Fool Co-founder David Gardner in the early days on the original Rule Breaker portfolio...

If you've been around The Motley Fool for a long time, you'll recall that original Rule Breaker portfolio was a LONG/SHORT strategy that helped investors earn more than 20% per year from 1996 to 2003...

trial retirement

Jeff began using options to complement his stock returns and protect his gains in the year 2000. When the market began to go haywire, Jeff used options to write himself income checks. Then he took off for the tropics, calling it his "trial retirement." He returned to The Motley Fool to launch Motley Fool Options and Motley Fool PRO in 2008...

On average, Jeff's options trades are profitable over 9 out of 10 times — a stunning track record that has caught the attention of the financial industry and the media. And was featured in a Barron's article titled "Give Your Portfolio More Options."

Realizing I could hone my approach even further, I left The Motley Fool and set out on my own. Where I landed surprised even me...

By 2004, my wife and I were living in the French West Indies and Costa Rica. My options trades, along with more and more long/short strategies, were my main source of income. I called it a "trial retirement". Intriguing? You bet it is...

And these days, after experiencing the financial meltdown of 2008... the market bottom in 2009... a four-year bull market run punctuated by moments of extreme volatility — our motto is simple...

We need to be prepared for anything. Which means we pretty much study everything. That's why we spend a great deal of time and resources doing qualitative analysis of:

Important events that affect your wealth, like the three government spending-related deadlines during the first quarter of 2013...

Specific industries and sectors — banking, retail, and energy, to name a few...

Macroeconomic forces like interest rates, inflation, global commodity prices... and the list goes on and on.

Then we share detailed and actionable strategies with our members. All with one goal in mind: to earn you consistent, recurring profits with an unparalleled level of accuracy...

Specifically, we use a combination of long and short stocks, options, ETFs, and more with a goal of increasing the real purchasing power of capital over every rolling three-year period... and doubling our real purchasing power every 10 years!

Another in a long list of what sets Motley Fool PRO apart: Our North Star... inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index) + at least 7% annually

Our mission is to grow the real purchasing power of our capital, right? So we need to grow our dollars by more than the rate of inflation — that's a given.

"Wife says RENEW!"
"When I signed up for PRO almost a year ago, my wife said, 'What is that charge for Motley Fool PRO, and how could a name like that be anything you would trust?' Last week she said, 'Don't forget to renew the PRO membership,' as it has helped her set a retirement date."
– D.H., Kenai, AK

Exactly how much more is a difficult figure to wrestle down. But history tells us if we can double the real purchasing power of your dollars every 10 years — and we believe we can — then our performance will be among that of the most successful and sought-after investors and hedge fund managers on the planet.

To double your dollars in a decade, we just need to book compound annual returns of about 7%. But to double your real dollars, we need to return at least 7% plus inflation.

Think about it a moment: If every decade, your money can buy at least twice as much in the world, twice as much house, twice as much retirement, twice as much travel and freedom — that's something few investors will ever see!

It's a bold commitment. And one we're ready for and looking forward to. Because our North Star:

Never goes negative. This lines up with our goal of positive returns over all three-year periods...

Is not investable. It's impossible to lock in a return of inflation plus at least 7% with some other vehicle...

Is not a benchmark. By definition, benchmarks must be investable; they are used for evaluating the performance of a relative-returns strategy.

How have we done against our North Star over the years? Well, since December 2008, our annualized return in PRO is over 10%...

Meaning, we're beating our super-ambitious "guiding light." And remember, that's with a fraction of the volatility and losses along the way!

Why is this critical? Because "absolute returns" are our goal in PRO. And this sophisticated approach is dazzling our members and making steady and meaningful gains, with LESS RISK. Have a look:

Our accounts are up 98.7%...
"I can emphatically say PRO has been a 'strong wind in our sails'... Using the time period of Jan. 31, 2009, to today, our accounts (retirement and investment) are up 98.7%... what PRO and the PRO community have done for my investment knowledge, confidence, and ability to build a portfolio that I can sleep with at night are immeasurable."
– Gerald H., Wichita, KS
Best investment ever...
"My experience has simply been more than words can adequately describe, and I cannot imagine not being a member. My best investment ever was joining the Fool and PRO in particular."
– Matt D., Pittsburgh, PA
Doubled my investment...
"Kudos, PRO team. Another excellent chapter for this stock pick. I've liked KCI from day one, doubled my investment when they shrank back a bit last year, and really enjoyed this run up (a lot). Thank you for your research, your advice, and this great service!"
– R.C., O Fallon, MO

These are just a few first hand accounts. I've received hundreds and hundreds of messages like these... from individual investors like you who've recently graduated to Motley Fool PRO. I'll share more as we go...

Here's the important part in all this: You can join us in Motley Fool PRO right now at a special discounted rate (we recognize the importance of this moment and want to make it as easy as possible for you!)

But I should point out, there's an expiration on this invitation. Here's why...

The careful staging and high-touch demands of this service mean we can accept only 1,500 new members during this open enrollment...

To give you an idea of how long this might last, there are currently around 150,000 folks on the advance-interest and waiting list. So let's not waste any time! Let's answer the deciding questions...

"Have more confidence..."
"I just have so much more confidence now about this than I ever have in the past... Thanks to all the PRO Fools... and all of you on the boards who have been so helpful!"
– Paul, Boulder, CO

It doesn't matter if you have a ton of experience with options and long/short investing or not. You can begin building wealth this way little by little — if you choose — right away, alongside your current portfolio...

You'll know exactly what your maximum risk and potential rewards are with each trade you make... you'll never have to struggle with deciding when to buy or sell short a stock, ETF, REIT, or option... when to add to an existing position... or even when to lock in your profits.

Because we'll provide you clear guidance, and of course be with you every step of the way...

And you'll always know our interests are aligned with yours because we have "skin in the game" — over $1.6 million in a REAL-MONEY long/short portfolio you can easily follow...

(Of course, you get the trade alerts well ahead of when we make our trades. It's a Motley Fool policy: YOU always come first.)

At the core of this... and Motley Fool PRO... is a sophisticated and proven approach to building wealth in good times and bad.

Is NOW the time to join PRO?

When you join Motley Fool PRO... your membership in Motley Fool Options is included. That's a $999-a-year value right there!

Motley Fool Options is our options-only sister service to PRO. They share virtually the same analyst teams, plus a handful of strategies.

Here's where they differ: Options draws from the Fool's universe of premium stock research, then recommends options trades on Fool newsletter picks...

And here it is, boiled down:

PRO is an all-inclusive wealth-building regimen... a long/short real-money portfolio employing hedges to strip away as much risk as possible and achieve our absolute returns goal.

Options is more of a focused attack... where we try to make money on every single trade, aim to collect income like clockwork, and occasionally swing for the fences.

The bottom line: PRO and Options are ideal complements to one another!

Because just as PRO has an ambitious absolute returns goal, which we're proud to say we're beating, Motley Fool Options has the goal of making money on more than 9 out of every 10 trades, which we're proud to say we're destroying.

In fact, of the 77 trades we've closed in Motley Fool Options, 74 have made a profit. That's a more than 96% rate of success!

And by accepting this one invitation, you can put both services to work for you:

In an increasingly uncertain market like this one, you can bet we have a plan and we're on the lookout...

Because over the last four and a half years, the market has more than doubled... driven by easy Fed money and company cost cutting. Now revenue growth is tepid, the Fed has few levers left to pull, and we actually haven't solved any of our big problems like government deficits and ballooning entitlements...

Taxes are going to go up, which will drag on the economy... Big banks all over the world are again wrapping themselves in the giant hairball of unknown risk known as derivatives... making another financial crisis more likely by the day.

So where do we go from here? We'll look to sell short selectively to ensure the "at risk" portions of our portfolio and generate steady income. We'll aim to earn positive returns, even if the market doesn't. We think this is going to be an exciting and lucrative year. And I'd love for you to JOIN US as we aim to:

  1. Generate higher income. We're increasing our income plays in the coming months and adding new low-risk, income-producing strategies as we follow our guiding North Star (remember, whatever the economic environment, our guiding North Star does not go negative, and it's currently running above 10% per year! We need to follow this).
  2. Buy the best. We have several companies in the PRO long portfolio that fit the bill. Because the idea (income and short positions aside) is to own nothing but world-beating companies!

Just imagine not worrying about the direction of the market for the first time... not experiencing the helpless feeling and bitter taste if stocks drop suddenly.

In fact, a sudden drop signals an opportunity. One that you'll enjoy because of the lucrative and sophisticated Motley Fool PRO strategies at your disposal...

Think how great it will feel to strip away your unnecessary portfolio risk. And steadily add to your wealth and purchasing power — in all kinds of markets...

Here's the upshot in all this: I think the easy gains in this market have already been booked, and it's going to take a little more work going forward to keep your wealth and purchasing power moving upward, along a smooth trajectory...

So we want to make it as easy as possible for you today (and include a rare deal that entitles you to $400 off!).

FIRST, let me go over the full money-back guarantee that eliminates all your risk. After all, that's what Motley Fool PRO is all about... allowing you to confidently pursue your financial dreams, on the easiest terms possible, and sleep like a baby at night.

If you join Motley Fool PRO for more than one year, you can take up to a FULL YEAR to decide if the service is right for you...

And if you decide for any reason you'd like your money back, simply ask. We'll issue you a full refund, no questions asked.

If you decide to join PRO for one year, the standard Motley Fool guarantee still applies: full money back within 30 days and then the remaining value of your term at any point after 30 days.

This full money-back "safety net" -style guarantee takes away all the risk. Making it possible to join Motley Fool PRO while it's open today (remember, this is an invitation-only service that can accommodate only around 1,500 new members right now).

Motley Fool Pro

Motley Fool PRO is specifically designed to provide you ABSOLUTE POSITIVE RETURNS... iron out the inevitable volatility... and give you the PEACE OF MIND and CONFIDENCE you need to stay on track and avoid making a wealth-destroying mistake...

Because when you're a member of PRO, you no longer have to choose to be "in" or "out" of the market. And it couldn't be easier — you simply follow along with your own portfolio in just minutes a month!

NOW, let's walk through what the service will look and feel like for you...

Motley Fool PRO members can expect more frequent and timely communication from us. In addition to full access to every move made in the Motley Fool PRO stock and options portfolio, you'll also get full, immediate access to...

In-depth discussions of timely and lucrative options strategies, including buying and selling calls and puts, writing covered calls, broker requirements, taxes, and much more...

Plus, as a member of Motley Fool PRO, you get full access to PRO's sister service, Motley Fool Options.

This is my options-only advisory service, where I scan the top stock ideas from The Motley Fool's universe of talented analysts and advisors... and recommend specific options plays on their very best picks.

Motley Fool Options alone sells for $999 a year. But when you're a member of PRO, Motley Fool Options is included 100% FREE.

OK, so what does Motley Fool PRO cost?

Let me just say, if you've ever looked around for a sophisticated LONG/SHORT stock and options portfolio service like this... one where you're in direct and constant contact with the portfolio managers (me and my team)... you know they're pretty hard to find, right?

That's because Motley Fool PRO is as close to "hedge fund" and "absolute returns" investing as most of us will ever get.

"Well worth the price..."
"This really is a first-class service, and I am having a great time learning and implementing the strategies. Well worth the price of entry in my book."
– Mike H., Redmond, WA

You see, unless you're an institution with tens of millions or an "accredited" investor with $1 million in investable assets (or you make $200,000 a year bare minimum), you can pretty much forget it.

And that's a shame. After all, many of the most successful institutional investors in modern history attribute their outsized returns to the long/short strategies and hedges perfected in their funds.

This is true not only in up and down markets, but in flat, directionless markets that go absolutely nowhere for long periods of time. And perhaps most important, these more sophisticated long/short strategies are lifesavers during severe downturns.

That's why we have priced Motley Fool PRO at $1,999 a year. But as I mentioned, we want to make it as easy as possible for you today... and knock $400 OFF... dropping your one-year membership to just $1,599!

But I should mention that to take advantage of this rare opportunity to join — and this exceptional deal — we need to hear from you today.

"Worth every penny..."
"I've had a membership with PRO from the beginning. I have always been impressed with Jeff and his team. I'm overwhelmed by how good the picks are and the thoroughness with which the PRO team analyzes the nature of the stocks... Thank you for all the hard work. The membership is worth every penny."
– Tyson S., Kansas City, MO

Because we'll soon close Motley Fool PRO again to make sure members are getting into, and out of, the recommended option trades efficiently and at the best prices possible.

We also want to ensure that we are able to answer your questions. And basically provide the best member experience of any such service on the planet.

It's not that we're trying to be unfair. It's just that we want to make sure you have the best possible experience. I'm sure you agree with this approach.

So let us hear from you today. I look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Sincere regards,

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer
Advisor, Motley Fool PRO

All portfolio returns as of May 31, 2013. Unless otherwise noted, all numbers as of June 21, 2013. Jeff Fischer owns shares of 3D Systems. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems and has a covered strangle on 3D Systems.

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