Motley Fool Performance – May 2016

Motley Fool Performance – May 2016
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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. Returns are calculated using the official methodology of each service, per the Motley Fool site.

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Motley Fool Performance – April 2016

Motley Fool Performance – April 2016
4 (80%) 4 votes
Motley Fool Performance

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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

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Motley Fool Performance – March 2016

Motley Fool Performance – March 2016
4.5 (90%) 4 votes
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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

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Motley Fool Performance – February 2016

Motley Fool Performance – February 2016
4.43 (88.57%) 7 votes
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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

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Motley Fool Performance – January 2016

Motley Fool Performance – January 2016
3.44 (68.89%) 9 votes
Motley Fool Performance

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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

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2016 Stumbles Out the Door and a New Supernova Portfolio

The Market has not been pretty so far this year with the S&P down -5% through January, and not surprisingly the Motley Fool services almost all stumbled as well. Income Investor and Pro were the only services that actually improved (technically Special Ops did as well, but at -100% performance since inception, I’ve written it off as dead). Good to see Pro’s hedges and diversified investment strategies providing some protection against the down turn.

Supernova Phoenix is notable for the -38% month over month drop, not because it was the service with the biggest drop (Supernova Odyssey grabs that prize at -46% month over month) but because it’s been billed as a portfolio for retirees and those near retirement age. That’s not the kind of volatility I’d want to see if I were in that demographic, so if you are, beware.

Finally, you’ll notice the addition of the Odyssey 2 portfolio, which is the next generation of the Odyssey portfolio concept meant for those who are investing on a regular basis. It just started in January and is underperforming the S&P already, but it’s early days for the portfolio so we’ll see how it looks a year from now. My concern is that they are spreading their analysts too thin in Supernova, and instead use some of their members as official advisors. They did this with the original Odyssey and Phoenix (and Phoenix 2) portfolios, and while the original portfolios have had success, and there are some extremely bright investors among their membership, I think there is a limit to how far they can take that strategy.

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Motley Fool Performance – December 2015

Motley Fool Performance – December 2015
3.2 (64%) 15 votes
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Motley Fool Performance – November 2015

Motley Fool Performance – November 2015
4.14 (82.86%) 7 votes

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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

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Motley Fool Performance – October 2015

Motley Fool Performance – October 2015
3.5 (70%) 2 votes

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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

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The Best Stories From Around the Web in September
5 (100%) 1 vote

Each Thursday I send an email to my community in which I share the 7 best stories I come across each week. Most are focused on business, investing, and technology, but I try to mix it up a little. Whatever the topic, I try to make sure their provocative, fascinating, educational, enlightening, amusing – or all of the above! It’s the perfect list for some weekend reading.

Here’s the list of my most popular stories last month. If you haven’t read them yet, it’s never too late. And if you want to get these types of stories in your inbox each week, just join my growing community by subscribing to my site in the sidebar on the right. There are other benefits too, like a guide to picking the best Motley Fool Newsletter for your investing style.

In order of popularity, here you go:

  1. Investing: Keep it Simple Stupid
  2. If anyone has a child starting high school or college this fall, you might want to show them this as they think about what they want to major in, and their future career choices: US College Majors and their Median Income.
  3. Reiterating again that even the best-performing stocks spend a lot of their life looking like unsalvageable wrecks, this post asks the question are you the type of investor with enough patience and fortitude to hang on to them long enough to reap the gains that eventually come.
  4. 7 Retirement Blindspots
  5. A long but very interesting read on investing in Oil stocks.
  6. Continuing my tirade on commercial air travel, here is a neat POV video of what happens to your checked luggage. I have trouble reconciling this intricate logistics flow with the TSA’s inability to differentiate between my bottle of Fiji water and a container of explosive liquids.
  7. This post by Josh Brown got a lot of attention earlier in the week, and for very good reason. Read it: Computers Are The New Dumb Money.
  8. Do you think you are a good stock-picker? Are you sure? Investing is not easy, above average results are uncommon. Something Most Investors Can’t Accept.

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Motley Fool Performance – September 2015

Motley Fool Performance – September 2015
4.33 (86.67%) 3 votes
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Here are the latest performance stats for all the Motley Fool services, since their inception. The returns are calculated using the official methodology of each of the services, per the Motley Fool site.

If you like these posts, share with a friend, and rate the content by clicking on the stars above. You can sign up via email (in the right sidebar) to get instant notifications when my monthly performance stats are updated. You can follow me on Twitter too at @motleyfoolrview.

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