I have made money with some of the Fool's recommendations and wish I had followed some of their other recommendations. Bought DIS in low 30's but became impatient and sold way too early. I like that the Fools is about investing for the long term and not just speculative. My only gripe is the constant barrage of emails for the other investment types available. It is non-stop. Most are way out of my price range. Other than that I have benefitted from the Fool's advice for years.See positive reviews
Joined, and got barraged with up-sells. Worse, the stocks recommendations seem to be written for teenagers. I feel there is very little research presented with each recommendation...I've seen FAR better data on why to buy a stock on Seeking Alpha by people who don't even own the stock. Most of the recommendations I've seen don't even provide the P/E, let alone the many other metrics by which one measures a stock.See critical reviews
I use both - they take a different approach and are complementary
The Motley Fool is a legit company created to help individual investors understand investing basics and provide them with investing ideas. They encourage investors who are willing to spend the time researching companies to be long term holders of a diverse portfolio. They very clearly identify that most of an investor's gains will be driven by a small number of the stocks in their portfolio and that a large number of your picks may lose to the market (some might be outright losers). The Fool teaches the process for identifying the publicly traded companies that might have a higher probability of beating the market over 3 to 5 years or more.
They cater to different requirements. The motley Fool One combines them all but I am not sure is open to new members. I just renewed my three year membership that has yielded many times over its cost.
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