Is Motley Fool A Scam?

Is Motley Fool A scam?

Apparently that is a question on a lot of people’s minds out there. I know this because when I review my website metrics for what phrases people are googling (or binging or yahoo’ing or otherwise searching the Web for) when they find my site, that phrase shows up with surprising regularity. When I first saw it I admit I laughed a little bit, but after more than a year of running this site, the phrase continues to show up with alarming regularity, and it got me to thinking.

The term “scam” is a highly charged word, particularly as it relates to financial or investing services. To call the Motley Fool a scam is to accuse it of the worst crime imaginable to a possible investor – namely, that it will knowingly cause you to lose money through deceit and misrepresentation.

This is much different from asking whether the Motley Fool is any good or worth your money. Those are reasonable questions that any informed consumer asks themselves. However, to ask if they are a scam infers a lack of trust from the get go. It’s a question that already assumes some level of guilt on the part of the Motley Fool. And for a service that prides itself on transparency it begs the question what are they doing wrong that people perceive them as a possible scam? I’m pretty sure I know the answer.

No, the Motley Fool Is Not a Scam

So let me say right off the bat that Motley Fool is not a scam. As a member for 7 years, I can unequivocally say that the Motley Fool has some of the most customer friendly policies I have ever experienced in my life, to the point where I wonder sometimes how they are able to not only stay in business, but apparently thrive. Every one of their newsletter services offers a month-long trial membership whereby you get full access to the service and can get a full refund after 30 days, no questions asked. Many of their premium services offer a full 1 year money back guarantee – not a prorated amount, but a FULL money back guarantee. I have said this before but I have been a member of their most expensive Motley Fool One service for just under a year now, and I could call them up right now and get every single penny back. What other business out there provides such generous terms?

What about the quality of their services? Motley Fool is not for everyone. They are long-term buy and hold investors; they are not active traders. That style can be frustrating for some, especially when one of the first Motley Fool recommended investments they make loses a bunch of money right out of the gate. But their performance is generally very impressive, as my monthly performance reports show. Sure there is some survivorship bias here as some of their less successful services were closed down and don’t show up in their performance statistics. And you can argue forever about whether their use of average returns since inception versus the S&P is the best performance metric (sort of like arguing about who is the greatest baseball player of all time) but it’s undeniable that they have had great success. And the Hulbert Financial Digest recently named 3 of their newsletters as the top 3 investment newsletters out there. So they must be doing something right.

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So why do so many people need to ask if Motley Fool is a scam or not?

Whenever I tell my friends or family about how great the Motley Fool is, and refer them to a sign up page, I usually get the same response: “Are you sure? Their marketing sounds so cheesy. I feel like I’m watching a late night infomercial.” At which point I find myself in that uncomfortable situation of having to make excuses for them like when you bring around that new girlfriend that your friends don’t really like: “I promise she’s a really great person – once you get to know her.

But they are right. Motley Fool marketing is embarrassingly hyperbolic. Their marketing campaigns are riddled with phrases like “we will reveal the once in a lifetime investment opportunity that could literally revolutionize everything you thought you knew about transportation” or “apply quickly to see if you are one of 1 in a 1000 applicants qualified for our new one of a kind service” or “find out why we think this recommendation that has already returned over 1000% could still return another 1000%”. These are the high pressure, “promise the moon” marketing tactics of get rich quick scams. This is the language of penny stock purveyors and not the language of the intelligent, thoughtful, dedicated, and actually likeable advisors and team members who work at the Motley Fool.

The over the top marketing has been a subject of many posts on the Motley Fool boards, with many other long time members voicing similar complaints. In response, some of the Motley Fool advisors have alluded to also being unhappy about the approach as well but stated basically that the marketing department is separate from the investment services and beyond their control.

But ultimately that marketing team rolls up to the CEO, Tom Gardner, co-founder of the company. Tom and David Gardner both cherish integrity in the leadership teams of the companies in which they invest. Most of how they run their own company reflects this.

So why do they then allow these over the top, marketing campaigns that actually undermines the trust they seek to build and the great work done by their investment advisors? I can only conclude that the marketing must be wildly successful. Why else would they take that approach unless it works to brings in a ton of revenue for them?

Ultimately the Motley Fool is a business and I accept that their marketing must build excitement and attract customers. But they should take a lesson from one of their favorite CEO’s, Steve Jobs of Apple, whose marketing inspired the unrivaled loyalty of legions of fans without coming on like a used car salesman. After all, the Motley Fool is actually a great investment service – once you get to know them. 


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  • Rodger King March 24, 2014, 2:54 pm

    I tell people I have invested with Motley Fool for 8-10 years and my record results with your recommendations match the results you advertise in your “Cheesy Ads”.
    His comment on your performance is:
    “Your comments about Motley Fool has me thinking. Why doesn’t MF run a fund–wouldn’t there be much more upside for MF if they could run a successful fund rather just selling research? A successful fund would also help the sale of research. Is it possible that Motley Fool just mentions many early-stage, high-risk companies and later drops mentioning the ones that are not doing well and continues to follow and mention the successful ones? If so, we remember his good recommendations and forget his bad ones. If one could calculate the return of all his buy recommendations, one would have to also calculate his sell recommendations. It seems that this would be very hard to do accurately without him running a real portfolio.
    Even for mutual fund families, they keep the funds alive with very good histories and they merge the under- performing funds into other (even smaller) funds with good histories. Thus, the “bad” funds tend to disappear. ”
    How can you show that your method of “keeping score” is accurate and fair?

  • Chris Coleman March 27, 2014, 10:11 am

    They do run 3 funds foolx is one of them. 🙂

  • cking April 5, 2014, 2:20 pm

    Many advisors, such as this one, claim such high returns on their own website but they ALL forget to mention that you would have to buy every single “buy” at an exact time to reach their level of success against the Sp 500 for the example portfolios they use. It’s not scam, but it’s definitely part of the problem. Most people would get better returns burying their money than selecting from a list overvalued stocks after the Fed’s money printing scheme. So the newsletters are long term and can cause people horrible losses in the intermediate to short term basis.

  • ANGELA CRAMER August 18, 2014, 10:48 pm

    I don’t know what to do. I have never invested in anything, although I put $98.00 on the line the other night. Am I stupid(don’t answer that) HELP ME.

  • Motley Drool September 8, 2014, 9:24 am

    If you remember Motley Fool started as a content site to drive ad click revenue, like C-Net originally was. Just remember the E-Trade billboards that went something like: If your stockbroker is so good, why does he still have to work?
    Why do alleged real estate gurus need to sell seminars if they are so good at real estate?
    If MFs were so good at the market, they wouldn’t need to bother with a website and a youtube channel, wold they?

    • Scott Britton February 13, 2016, 5:34 pm

      Here is why: Some people love to share, it drives them and making money is incidental. case in point; I built a million dollar pawn shop. By your logic I would still be a pawnbroker. Nope, instead I wrote a book telling others how to do what I did. The student of Ralph Waldo Emerson named Henry Thoreau ( author of Walden’s Pond, and Civil Disobedience) manufactured a pencil, the industry standard people (think ANSI), certified the pencil as the best they had seen. The Harvard graduate Henry, who marched to the beat of his own drum did not continue in the business. This is despite the fact that Henry’s Harvard fellows noted that he had found his path to riches. Thoreau said (paraphrasing) , ” why would I make another pencil, I have already done that”. The point is this: for those with talent and ability (Everyone, but not everyone realizes it) who are schooled, the possibilities of choice are limitless). That said one will generally get the results that you think you will get . In life, what you focus on expands. A crab in a bucket generally pulls the other crabs down. The one that escapes, the one inner city kid who escapes the ghetto, is the one willing to try something different. Good luck whatever your endeavors are…

      • Frank October 4, 2016, 5:49 am

        No this is a bogus scam argument. You wouldn’t want competition for your pawn shop if it was great. Motley fool is BS because every ad is click bait come on pick up line

    • LoCry May 1, 2016, 3:02 pm

      How do you know he is still having to work? How do you know he’s not sitting in Aruba letting your money work for you as he is collecting his commissions; from you and all his clients, because he’s a good stockbroker? Or he’s only 22 years old and not yet ready to retire for a very, very, long time. : )

    • James January 6, 2018, 10:47 am

      @Motley Drool, you are 110 % right To much rhetoric, to go through. They try to sell you a success story based on a hunch. Instead of revealing the stock, you must listen to a history lesson. Sick of the BS

  • Art Vandelay October 7, 2014, 5:36 pm

    If they’re not a scam, then why does every Facebook post that links me to Motley Fool look like a scam? What’s Apple’s secret product? It’s a like Motley Fool that doesn’t mention anything about Apple. What’s the secret hiding in Bill Gates’ mansion? It’s a link to more crap from Motley Fool that has nothing to do with Bill Gates or his mansion.

    Sorry, but if it talks like a duck and walks like a duck…

    • vincent November 11, 2014, 12:14 pm

      agree. it looks and quacks like a duck. it must be.

  • Phil Lester October 7, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Do your research: SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM. Long history of it from bogus radio show to all the other crap they’ve tried to separate you from your money.

  • An Insider November 20, 2014, 3:27 pm

    I was an insider having worked at Motley Fool. The reason for they hyperbole marketing, as you have correctly guessed, is that the formula has worked so well for so long that no one dares to mess with it. Yes, not even Tom Gardner wants to mess with it, despite the fact that probably no one in the company likes it (except marketing?).

    Now on the issue of performance reporting of their newsletters, those outperformance vs S&P numbers you see on main page has to be taken with big grains of salt. There are many common approaches to performance reporting, but average returns since inception is not one of them. Why does the Fool use this outlandish formula? Well, part of it is that the 2 recommendations a month nature of the newsletters do not lend themselves easily to standard time-weighted returns which you see for mutual funds. More importantly, the average returns since inception approach made the best looking performance numbers, and in the end that’s what counts for marketing and revenue.

    Obviously, taking average returns over long periods of time obfuscates the riskiness of the newsletter strategies. Is outperforming the S&P500 long term a surprise, if an investor is always taking on higher risk than this benchmark? And perhaps the question should be: is the S&P500 even the right benchmark?

    All that said, Tom and David Gardner are terrific fellas, and I had enjoyed working there – for a while at least. They have built a company that tries to make investing fun and that is worth something. But you must understand the Motley Fool’s edge is in marketing, not in stock picking. If you are convinced that they know how to beat the market or can help you do that, then perhaps you haven’t looked close enough.

    -An Insider

    • Kevin November 20, 2014, 10:58 pm

      Insider, thanks for your take. I’d welcome the Motley Fool to provide an official response or comment on this topic, but I’ve also noticed that they tend to avoid the issue. Regarding the performance measurement, I agree and that’s why I’ve started publishing my Performance Insights, which give a much deeper and more realistic view of their performance. Looking at Annualized Returns and success rates, you get a very different view of their results.

  • Renae November 24, 2014, 1:00 am

    The problem is that the more premium and pay services, the less compelling they become. I paid a fee to join Stock Advisor. Then there way MF One, and Supernova, and so on and so forth. So think about it. David and Tom are making monthly investment recommendations, but if you want their real recommendations, pay this much more. But wait, if you want even better recommendations, sign up for MegaMotley Plutonium. Next year, there will be even more exclusive offers to the “real stuff”.

    Scam might be too strong of a word, but as someone who has been following, using and paying into the Fool since the print era, I can’t escape the conclusion that shoe more or less fits. When my subscription runs out, I’m running after it.

  • John Aster December 8, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Yes, they are a scam. Well, at least in the sense that they have 10% good articles, while 90% are just pumping the latest snake oil. It is a shame, because the 10% of articles that are actually informative are often very good stuff (e.g. learning basic to advanced investing concepts, etc.) However the rest is just:


    POISED TO RISE 1000% and DISRUPT markets!

    etc. etc.

  • Lain January 3, 2015, 8:51 pm

    I’d say the only Fool here is the one who signs up with these clowns.

  • Fotley Mool January 29, 2015, 10:25 am

    Yes, a scam. What exists today are the portfolio’s that make money. Remember Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? Closed. They have closed more bad ideas than most people know. They have books of ideas that they later admitted were incorrect.

    I have a Marketocracy account from when I was buying stocks regularly. It wasn’t really money and needed to allocate so I often bough stocks I never would have with cash. After 10 years I decided that since I don’t have funds available to actually buy stocks, I’d start using it again. Guess what, I had 3 to 4 stocks that went to nothing, but one stock with a 4250% return that made my total returns look great (Netflix) . Yes, I have great performance, along with some bad portfolios. So I can do like the fool and discontinue the losing strategies and keep the winning and tout my performance as a winning adviser.

  • Gman March 13, 2015, 10:09 pm

    Scam they went from Motley fool normal then added Motley fool dividend and now we have the super duper Motley fool pro at $2000 per year!! hoping to sign up 1500 people they make their money on the numpties signing up not through investing. I get an email every day with 50% off lowest subscription ever hurry closing soon free toaster included 🙂 buy an index fund and do much better than these idiots over the long term.

    • Scott Britton February 13, 2016, 5:58 pm

      That is called increasing revenue by widening expanding their subscription business model. People who seem to do the best as investors in picking winning stocks in companies are those who have taken the time to learn the language and strategies of business. Finance, marketing , operations and so on.. If you can’t look at a company’s financials and tell if they have sufficient revenue and sufficient profits, you aren’t ready to invest. you can ask for advise but you won’t understand vital information. In that case you may as well go put money into a slot machine at the casino. It isn’t investing at that point it is just gambling. In other words there are good companies in poor markets, bad companies in good markets, but what you want is a great company in a great market.

  • MR March 28, 2015, 5:45 am

    Yes they are a scam and scum!!I must urge anyone even vaguely thinking of signing up for anything with Motley Fool to STOP immediately. they are scam & spam crooks. within hours of signing up just to receive an article (not buy anything or opening an account) I have been utterly bombarded by 30 – 50 spam emails a day which are virtually impossible to filter out as constantly changing sender address. Motley Fool are clearly selling lists on, desperately trying to rip people off with kickbacks on spam/scam lists. They must rate as easily the most unprofessional organisation I have ever come across and while it would be easy to use a long list of expletives to describe them, I will just settle for scum as best description. Ss for their investment advice, well would you believe a con merchant?? Do not under any circumstances go anywhere near Motley Fool. you will regret it!!!!

  • TomS April 25, 2015, 12:17 am

    Many thanks for all the feedback… I had heard about Motley Fool many years ago and thought they were financial commentators …didn’t realize they had morphed into a financial services company. I, foolishly, signed-up for a 1-year subscription at $99 (can’t remember what they called this service but it was basic access a news letter and website.) Once signed-up, I was spammed with multiple emails espousing managed services such as ‘Supernova’ and recently ‘MDP’ (million dollar portfolio). MF’s pitch is reminiscent of a cheaply produced infomercial, such as ‘ShamWow’, with phrases such like, “FROM THE DESK OF MATT ARGERSINGER, LEAD ADVISOR, MILLION DOLLAR PORTFOLIO” or “…thanks to the one-year, 100% money-back guarantee that comes with all multi-year MDP memberships, you can join me and my team today for up to 75% LESS than other investors have gladly paid…” or “After a nearly 16-month wait… Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio is finally open to new members!” After watching their video, you scroll down to the bottom of the offer page where you get the ‘great’ deals… 1 year for $799, 2 years for 1,199, and 3 years for 1,499… of course the normal MDP price is $1,999 per year. Just think how foolish you would feel if you purchased MDP at their normal price. My feeling at this point is save your money and buy index funds or buy ShamWow stock… it’s more fun to watch…

  • Julie Herrick May 24, 2015, 10:53 am

    I clicked a sensational headline and landed on a Motley Fool video with no pause button and no indication of length. When I closed the tab I got one of those “Are you sure you want to leave this page?” pop-ups. Those pop-ups are a surefire way to convince me to never interact with that business again.

  • Perry June 16, 2015, 2:51 pm

    They may not be a scam but they are totally annoying with their volume of emails that you can not opt out of no matter how hard you try.

    So just call them annoying persistent Fools.

  • John Dosipher July 18, 2015, 12:20 pm

    This site uses scripts that hijack your browser and they have been banned from my machine by administrator. It’s the Motley Gone.

  • Philip July 27, 2015, 9:42 am

    I wouldn’t call the Motley Fool a scam…their articles are well written and well researched. However I have just been made rather angry by their practice (of which I was unaware) of using the practice of recurring billing. It’s yet another example of read the small print…a pity from an outfit that claims to give honest advice!

  • Ron Joseph July 30, 2015, 3:57 pm

    I once read an opinion of a stock that they did not like called Avalon Bay Communities. The stock at the time was between $48 and $51 per share. Like a “fool” I went ahead and dump my stock and to make a long story short, six years later Avalon is now fast approaching $200 per share. And there are other horrors they’ve recommended too!!.

    My advice is this newsletter misinform investors and they are working against your best interests. Don’t be a “Fool.”

  • Ryan August 18, 2015, 1:49 pm

    They tend to remove messages or comments that express legitimate concerns on their “Answers” section. This action alone is sufficient to prove that they’ve got something to hide and thus a SCAM. If you know a secret that can make you millions, would you share it with the world? If everyone else uses your “secret”, it is no longer a secret and therefore, no longer able to make you millions. So in essence, by sharing the secret you just gave away millions. So why would motley fool share their “secrets” everyday?

    • robert February 10, 2016, 12:21 pm

      If they do remove posts then they’re scum. They should be replying to concerns & defend their position. That’s called dialogue & transparency.
      As far as their “secrets”, once they have a position releasing what they do only benefits them as a stock is bought more. Here’s the kicker-by selling info this is a big cash flow maker just what Bill O’Neill gas done for years selling education. His fundamentals & technicals may be good but because he doesn’t do real trades we don’t know. REAL Trades not hypotheticals. And remember that his system will not be employed exactly as he teaches it as each of us may will react in different ways [due to interpretation]to what is learned.

  • Sam September 10, 2015, 12:04 pm

    I found the $99 charge on my credit card. I emailed Motley Fool. They were very polite. The next day there was a $99 refund on my credit card.

  • JS January 6, 2016, 7:55 pm

    I signed up to dividend investor and a few other offerings that had going last year (I don’t think the free toaster and steak knives arrived in the mail). I was supposed to be getting a sms every Tuesday with the latest buy alert of the week. That lasted about a month before they stopped coming. The emails I also used to get weekly with market analysis etc now come about once a month if that.

    The basis of their strategy is simple. They buy a particular stock at a certain price, no doubt a few days or weeks beforehand. They then send the sms alert out to buy, buy, buy. Everyone madly goes in and buys this stock believing they have some special crystal ball that no-one else has. Thus artificially driving up the price of the stock for a short period while the buying frenzy occurs. I don’t know for sure but I’m sure they probably have a sell order set on their stock when it hits a certain price. When the buying frenzy occurs, the stock hit’s their sell price, a price they’ve artificially created with the buy hype. So all their followers get to buy their stock they are now selling for more than they did. They make a profit and all the other investors end up with stock that had a bump in price when they bought but now they’re worth less than they paid. Too bad if you bought right at the end of the buying frenzy because you take the biggest hit.

    There are a few graphs floating around the internet that show this mini spike in the stock prices when they send a buy alert out on.

    If it’s not deemed to be, it’s got to be pretty darn close to deliberate manipulation of the market in order to make a profit for THEM! A big no no, according to the ASX here in Australia.

    Scam might be a highly charged word but I call it for what it is. They mislead their followers and don’t actually provide much substance for your subscription. They make money through their over priced subscriptions and probably through these buy alert spikes in the stocks (but I can’t prove that for sure). None of the stocks they sent the weekly buy alert out for, during the month I actually got the alerts, have done any good whatsoever in the 12 months since, other than the day they sent the buy alert out. Just sayin!

  • robert February 9, 2016, 11:18 pm

    After reading this article, I get the distinct impression MF is a little shady.
    When people don’t make it clear what their performance record is that is not transparency & lacks honesty-bottom line. As far as advertising-they do what works
    to sell their product. Somewhat annoying to some people & myself but not unlawful.
    Let’s be honest, this is a revenue generating business with probably a big cash flow which The Gardeners can live well & the investments side may or may not advantageous to investors.

    • Kevin February 10, 2016, 12:30 pm

      The marketing is very shady, and annoying, I agree. As a paying member you do get access to more detailed performance information but you have to search for it in their various updates. It is not put front and center generally. Their advisors are however very different. I consider them to be generally very straight forward and willing to admit mistakes. It may not be the right service for you but I do draw a distinction between the marketing piece and the actual member experience. The write ups I’ve done on each service provide more details on the pros/cons of each. Some are definitely better than others.

  • Joe March 19, 2016, 1:47 pm

    After reading the preceding comments, I’ve decided that I don’t need to pay Motley Fools a subscription fee for their opinions. There is plenty of good research and a plethora of investor opinions on the web to read , digest, and form my own trading opinions on. Thanks for this discussion; I don’t need another auto-debit leaving my checking account a year or two later for a subscription I forgot about a month after I signed up.

  • bob March 22, 2016, 2:23 am

    the fool pumps stocks and walks away after they go bankrupt, it is a SCAM!

    • red guy April 12, 2016, 5:11 pm


  • bob March 27, 2016, 12:56 am

    not a scam, just a waste of time

  • RajK April 1, 2016, 9:35 pm

    Motley Fool is now turning to fraud. I have an old subscription that I let to lapse when my credit card expired. After a gap of of some time I found that they updated the expiry date of my old card on their own and submitted a claim on my credit card account. BE CAREFUL.

  • red guy April 12, 2016, 5:10 pm

    this is the last site i would trust to tell me if the motley fool is a scam

  • Ryan May 1, 2016, 9:54 pm

    Yes, a scam. Absolutely. There old advice was simple: “put your money in a no-load fund for the long haul….save your pennies and do dollar cost averaging for your retirement fund…putting those dollars into your no load funds consistently.”

    That’s it. Basically a one page blog.

    Now it’s a bunch of used car salesmen promising 600% returns (as of April 2016). It’s “I can’t tell you the name of the company right now (even though at the beginning of this 20 minute video I said I would)…but if you subscribe to our reasonably priced newsletter, I can let you in on the secret.”

    I’m actually more concerned that even FOUR YEARS LATER, so few people are aware of what absolute scam artists these guys are. They are clowns. They are cons. They are marketeers who aren’t really even particularly qualified, and make very select, very outrageous claims about the returns they ‘make’ on their advice. Reality: they cherry pick the numbers. The returns aren’t as promised and aren’t repeatable…because they never were.

    Don’t trust them. Remind your friends, and don’t subscribe to their ‘advice’. The only fools who do are true fools…not the ones who originally bought into conservative investing for the long haul. I still am surprised these two guys became such absolute sell outs. Whatever. They deserve no respect.

    • John December 11, 2017, 11:55 am

      The only problem is that this scam dialogs don’t show up till after you made the mistake of signing up.

  • captain obvious July 9, 2016, 10:51 pm

    You are a shill

  • John Blanton September 24, 2016, 9:12 pm

    its a blatant ham!!!

  • Edward J Roche January 21, 2017, 11:34 am

    I would strongly recommend against using this service. I was a subscriber to the Motley Fool Hidden Gems service, but found it to be quite bad especially in recent years. There is no consistent follow-up on the stocks recommended. There is no consistent investment methodology for picking the stocks. In general Motley Fool tends to picks stocks that are likely to generate speculative interest in the hopes of attracting more readers.

    In addition the posted investment results from Hidden Gems are not honest. The service moved to a portfolio approach and said they would use the portfolio results as the official investment results. But the portfolio results were quite bad and they abandoned them and instead post other results which are not what they said they would use. This is dishonest.

    Value Line is a much better investment service.

  • Tamaya March 14, 2017, 7:39 am

    It is interesting (and a good laugh) to “listen” how this well versed (actor) man sells the product / services and Andrew Page in the introduction. It is also quite clever to ask for an email address before they allow you to listen to the uninterrupted 30 minutes brainwashing material. I read many of your comments I here and fully agree it is a scam – even worse, it may be truly fraudulent by artificially pushing the share prices up !

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  • Jerry November 4, 2017, 11:27 pm

    It’s a very “deceptive” site. I joined but quickly discovered that when ever I see one of their “promotional” adds re: something “hot” or “informative” and attempt to locate it, I discover that to view it, I must have the more expensive membership. That really disappoints me …

  • Barry Benedict December 10, 2017, 5:57 pm

    I’ve read most of these comments since I was trying to see if my impression of MF was accurate in that I feel hyperbole generally negates truth.
    I’m not disappointed in that what I found out generally was the same as what I get from their sponsored ”news”.
    That is, only a fool would waste their time reading through OBVIOUSLY exaggerated and ALWAYS favorable recommendations on their pick of the day.
    I was not aware they made most of their money selling stock advice couched as a legitimate magazine Since, while not an expert on the stock market, I’m CERTAINLY not a gullible fool and presently simply click to the next story without reading those put out by the MF and would NEVER pay for advice which STILL leaves me having to flip a coin or look to ANOTHER source for verification.
    How many sources should you PAY to leave you clueless or at best distrustful. Being an exceedingly cheap person, I have a very strong bs meter and mine gets triggered by information sites which spend most of their time OVER HYPING anything.
    There is NO free lunch and most of the really good bridges have already been sold.
    Why would anyone read only the UP side of a stock they are considering.
    Give me a damn break!


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