Motley Fool Stock Advisor Review 2020

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What Is Motley Fool Stock Advisor?

Motley Fool Stock Advisor comes with a slew of additional features and recommendations, including:

Best Buys Now (Best Stocks to Buy)

A rotating selection of top stock picks culled from more than 300 candidates

Starter Stocks

A group of blue-chip and growth stocks for novice investors

available only to paying subscribers

Available only to paying subscribers

How Stock Advisor Beats The Markets

Over long periods of time, the S&P 500 has tended to offer a roughly 10% annual return to investors. Beating that consistently is a tough goal. In fact, according to the SPIVA report, which tracks fund performance against the market, about 80% of large-cap funds have underperformed compared to the S&P 500 over the last five years.

If Wall Street professionals with fancy degrees can’t consistently beat the market, why do we think we could do so consistently? Well, Tom and David seem to have done it, according to reporting you see when logged into Stock Advisor:

A screenshot of Stock Advisor performance compared to the S&P 500 since the service’s inception — as of August 2020.

According to the emails and articles sent to subscribers, a portfolio of at least 10 well-chosen stocks can beat the market. You’ll go in knowing some will lose money, but if a couple of them offer outsized returns, it can make up for the losses and then some.

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Stock Advisor Key Features

Stock Advisor is The Motley Fool’s leading subscription service. It helps investors choose long-term growth stocks with the goal of outperforming the market — and it’s had good results based on its overall track record (315% return on the average Stock Advisor pick since 2002 vs 89% for the S&P, according to their website).

New Recommendations

Each month, Stock Advisor subscribers receive two “new recommendations,” one each from Motley Fool co-founders David and Tom Gardner.

Best Stocks to Buy

When you log into your Stock Advisor account, the Best Stocks to Buy dashboard is the first thing you’ll see on the home screen. This 12-stock dashboard updates every Thursday and completely refreshes every month.

Starter Stocks

This is another elite group of stocks culled from the Gardners’ past recommendations. According to Motley Fool, Starter Stocks are ideal for novice investors looking to build strong stock portfolios from the ground up.

Stock Watchlist

Stock Advisor’s Watchlist feature isn’t revolutionary – it will look familiar to anyone who’s spent time on Yahoo! Finance or the back end of an online brokerage platform – but it’s useful nevertheless.


Motley Fool Stock Advisor subscriptions are available monthly or annually. Pricing is as follows:

  1. Monthly Subscription: $19 per month. Each month, the subscription renews on the numerical date of initiation; for example, if you began your subscription on June 10th, it will renew on or about the 10th of each month moving forward.
  2. Annual Subscription: $199 per month at full price. Each year, the subscription renews on the date of initiation; for example, subscriptions that begin on June 10th renew on June 10th each year.
  3. Discounted Annual Subscription: $99 per month. This is a limited-time (though there’s no set end date) offer available to new customers and select current monthly customers.

All subscriptions renew at then-current rates. For instance, should the full-price annual subscription increase from $199 to $219 while your subscription is active, you’ll be charged $219 at your next renewal date.

Motley Fool doesn’t refund or prorate canceled subscriptions, save for annual subscriptions canceled within 30 days. However, subscribers may apply balances remaining on canceled subscriptions to other Motley Fool premium service subscriptions.


Stock Advisor is Fast and Easy

2 New Picks Each Month; We Do the Research for You - Only 5 Minutes a Month to Tune Up Your Portfolio - Expert Analysis of New Investing Trends

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Motley Fool’s changed my life in this main respect: I’m financially independent today. I didn’t think that would be possible until maybe my mid or late 60s. I have the ability to make choices and quality-of-life decisions now that I would never be able to make before.


Mark T

Great investment advice. I would highly recommend it if you enjoy investing on your own. Stock Advisor has a great track record.


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