Motley Fool Performance – May 2017

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.

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.

And of course, leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Check the Performance category to see all my performance posts.

Special Ops and Deep Value Update

Note that due to the shuttering of both the Deep Value and Special Ops services, I’ve dropped them from the chart, but will include their prior historical returns until they roll off next year.


Motley Fool Performance - May 2017

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • david grigsby June 11, 2017, 10:06 pm

    I’m assuming the absolute returns are since inception. How can we find out what that date would be? Along this line: a CAGR would be great.
    Thank you,

    • Kevin June 24, 2017, 9:20 pm

      Hi David – yes, these are generally absolute returns since inception – you can see the specifics in the footnotes for each month. Also, here are the inception dates for each service.

      • David Grigsby June 24, 2017, 10:19 pm

        Thanks Kevin but the link to the inception dates page states “Nothing found”. I’d be interested in a CAGR so I’d need the inception dates to calculate them myself. Thanks

        • Kevin June 24, 2017, 10:32 pm

          Hi David – try that link again please.

          • Dave June 25, 2017, 1:55 pm

            Ok it worked now. So for example Stock advisor has a CAGR of 11% since inception (3/8/02) correct? 1.11^15=4.8

  • Ganpat June 15, 2017, 1:31 am

    MF has started a new service called Premier Pass. Any thoughts on that? It has 1 time lifetime enrollment fee of $7,999 and then $99 per month. All MF services are included like MF One.

    • Kevin June 24, 2017, 8:43 pm

      Hi Ganpat – I saw some of the introductory emails on Premier Pass but did not know what the pricing was. My first reaction is that this seems to be another repackaging of their existing content with a layer of personalization (they highlight the stocks you track on your watch list). This is a similar strategy to their recent Total Income and Discovery 2017 products. The cost structure is what’s most interesting as it’s different than what they’ve ever done previously – namely a large upfront payment following by relatively small recurring monthly payments. Essentially I think they are doing their best to monetize their existing content in different ways which is an easy way to boost revenues and profitability.


Leave a Comment