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The Motley Fool

The uniqueness about the world of finance can be realised once we know that “Fool.com” is here to educate us about finance and money. Don’t be surprised, Fool.com is the domain name utilized by investor education guide of the 90’s, Motley Fools.

Motley Fools was founded in 1993 in Alexandria, VA and it is a multimedia financial-services company devoted to building the world’s utmost investment community. It was founded by brothers Tom and David Gardner. It has been reaching millions of people each month with the help of its website, books, newspaper column, radio show, television appearances, as well as subscription newsletter services. The Motley Fool champions advocates vigorously for the individual investor. Their products whether free or charged, online or offline are made to benefit people so as to take control of their financial living.

The Company runs the Motley Fool Money radio shot and four other podcasts.

In June 2009, it launched its preliminary mutual fund, named Motley Fool Independence Fund.

Some of the premium services by Motley fool –

  • Most importantly, Motley Fool Stock Advisor.

In 2002, it launched the first of its premium subscription services. They keep a consistent buy-and-hold style, tending to let their winning stocks multipart returns over extended periods of time.

  • Motley Fool Hidden Gems 
  • Motley Fool Hidden Winners (UK) 
  • Motley Fool Income Investor – A newsletter focusing on high yield stocks
  • Motley Fool Inside Value – A newsletter for value investors
  • Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio 

Some significant features

Community Discussion Boards

The company hosts online discussion boards in which registered users can get contact to all non-newsletter boards that cover a variety of stock, personal finance, and investing ideas. The boards are used deeply to recruit future Motley Fool staffers; regular posters are first awarded free subscriptions to their favorite Motley Fool newsletters then finally receive a small stipend and “TMF” username moniker to patrol the boards.

The Foolish Four

In 1999, the company had a controversy with its ultimately discredited Foolish Four investment theory, which had been marketed as a way to crush mutual funds only 15 minutes a year by using a simple calculated formula to find stocks probable to grow much more than average. This stock selection technique was known as investment hogwash in its purest form by Jason Zweig in an August 1999 article named False Profits.

Foolish Four failed to provide any substantial proof and is now a cult example that explains NOT fixing any formula to equity investment.

Blog Network

The company’s Blog Network was a stock analysis and news site which provided a platform for non-Motley Fools staff writers to submit articles. They received payment ranging from $50–$100 for each article submitted and additional compensation for how many recommendations they received. Ultimately the company fused the Blog Network with its site, syndicating bloggers’ articles together with those written by in-house staff and making the beta.fool.com blogging platform obsolete.


The Motley Fools has assisted millions of people achieve financial independence across a variety of media channels, including its award-winning website, 

Fool.com; its best-selling books (over 2.2 million copies) – a national level syndicated weekly newspaper column carried by more than 200 publications;

And Fool UK, an investment service in London. The founders of a company that was named one among the “Top 10 Best Places to Work” by Washington Business Journal and the #1 “Media Business to Work For” by Business Insider— The owners also provide their views on today’s top workplace and business trends. The owners and a host of other Motley Fool experts are sought-after guests and commentators for CNBC, CNN, FOX, NBC, NPR and many newspapers and magazines.

The company’s market-beating newsletter advisory services are also industry leaders. The company launched its first service, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, consisted with exclusive online discussion boards, updates and executive interviews for subscribers. Delivering superior investment ideas and stock recommendations, It currently offers eight services that cover a variety of strategies (including mutual funds, value, growth, small caps, etc.) and financial topics (including personal finance and retirement planning).At the close of each year, the company also runs Foolanthropy, an innovation giving program that has raised more than $2.8 million for charities since 1997.

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