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Motley Fool

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  • I Pity the Fool who Doesn't Visit

    Jun 13, 2003 by Bryan_Carey is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Personal Finance
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of information; Financial Calculators abound
    Cons: Corporate research not as good as the rest

    Summary: Founded in 1994 by David and Tom Gardner, Motley Fool is a comprehensive financial web service that ... read more

  • I Pity the Fools who Does Visit this "Mostly Fools" site

    Oct 7, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: This is a hard one. hmmm, it's funny read for fiction lovers and republicans.
    Cons: If you value your money, don't get deceived, go somewhere else. 

    Summary: The article titles by these guys are over exaggerated and often blown out of proportion. The content tends to be very Republican oriented or Extreme Rightist opinionated to attract certain type of audience. They are too much racially focused as ... read more

  • Foolish, Or Moronic? Neither, the Vast Middle.

    Jul 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent, basic advice.
    Cons: Dont take it too seriously.

    Summary: Fool's Advice in A Nutshell Here's the Motley Fools (good) advice in a nutshell - 1.Save money. 2.Avoid taxes. 3.Look out for fees. 4.Dont try to beat the market, since you probably cant. Some More Good Advice Here's some ... read more

  • Rule breaker last 5 yrs returns are much worse than stock market

    Aug 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: An entertainment company, just minting money by selling books and services to "loyal" followers
    Cons: Too afraid to compare last 3 yrs, last 5 yrs data on a regular basis

    Summary: Motley Fools does not share their last 1 year, last 3yrs, last 5yrs, last 10 yrs data for Rule Breaker strategy. They only share YTD and "since inception" data. Which is misleading to most of the investors. Rule breaker portfolio is essentially the ... read more

  • I may be a Fool, but I ain't stupid!

    Apr 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Informative, offering news and research.
    Cons: Message boards now are by paid subscription

    Summary: The Motley Fool's Mission: To educate, enrich, and amuse. Before you can really begin an in depth discussion of an investing site such as the Motley Fool, you have to address the very foundation upon which it is built: the ... read more

  • Be a Fool!

    Sep 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Tons of information, very helpful and instructional.
    Cons: Sometimes difficult to wade through all the info.

    Summary: Being new to the world of investing, I decided to become a Fool. I love the site! i have gone through tutorials, tracked stocks, learned terminology, etc. This site is great for newbies to the financial world. I sometimes find it hard to find the ... read more

  • Are you foolish or Foolish?

    Sep 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wealth of financial information at your fingertips. Excellent at removal of troll posts on boards.
    Cons: All message boards must be threaded or unthreaded. Hard to find most boards.

    Summary: I've always considered myself to be money savvy. I clipped coupons, bought generic brands and lived by a budget. I stumbled across when another website offered to pay me to become a member of the Fool. Pretty savvy, huh? Finding ... read more

  • all that foolish

    Aug 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great information, stock quotes, commentary, timely.
    Cons: Lots of annoying pop-ups. Occasional quirks/downtime.

    Summary: Being an avid stock-market fan I subscribe to a plethora of websites; some useful, some not. is one of those that falls into the first category. I have been using since mid June '01 and have found their webpage very helpful for advice ... read more

  • Good site. But watch out for the Fools!

    Jun 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A comprehensive source of news, information, and tips every investor should know.
    Cons: Lack of objectivity at times. The Fools give tips like the Wise they abhor.

    Summary: This supersite, in my opinion, is one of the most comprehensive source of credible financial tips on the Net. While tips abound everywhere--with some sites giving higher quality content--the abundance of information in one web site is really appreciable ... read more

  • Who Are These FOOLS?

    Feb 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The discussion boards
    Cons: Poor half-baked investment advice.

    Summary: The Motley Fool is the financial supersite of brothers Tom and David Gardner. It is the wildly successful offspring of a financial newsletter the brothers started in 1993. After receiving only 38 subscriptions after their first publication, ... read more

  • Financial information for you and me

    Jan 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Free content. Doesn't overwhelm you. Easy to read, humorous. Explains with examples.
    Cons: Sometimes don't know where to go next (not necessarily bad).

    Summary: was one of those web sites I've heard about here and there from the media and casual conversation. I never visited it until about 3 months ago and have, ever since then, been kicking myself for not doing that sooner. The content is excellent ... read more

  • is the place to be!

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More great information than you could ever read!
    Cons: Not enough time in the day to read it all

    Summary: is one of the best sites out there to gather information on everything money related. From stock quotes to planning to retirement, you can find it here. Not only is all the information you could ever want in one place, it is SO easy to find. ... read more

  • Everyone should be a Fool

    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to understand financial information
    Cons: If possible, maybe too much information

    Summary: The Motley Fool ( is an excellent source of financial information for everyone. With the use of everyday language these Fools clearly explain everything from how to research industries, how to read financial statements, tax planning and ... read more

  • My Foolish College Experience

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something for everyone...even poor college students!
    Cons: Sometimes all the information on the site can be overwhelming

    Summary: I've been accused of it many times, and I have to admit it's true: I'm a Fool. I first discovered The Motley Fool when I got a MyPoints email about it around Christmastime last year. At the time, I thought, "I'm a college student. What ... read more

  • Foolish - in a good way

    Dec 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great looking, Great info, Up to date
    Cons: None really

    Summary: I have been registered with the Motley Fool ever since the beginning and have been very happy with the site the entire time. Granted, it is not the only financial website that I use, I am Canadian and use The Globe and Mail site as well since I prefer ... read more

  • Be a Fool Like ME!

    Nov 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: colorful commentary, news, mock portfolios, etc
    Cons: not enough time to read everything

    Summary: I first found out the Motley Fool through a book I found at a library written by the co-founders - the Gardner brothers. After reading the book I became more interested in the market and started listening to their radio show and I absolutely loved ... read more

  • Being FOOLISH is the way to go!

    Oct 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly and useful message boards, solid trustworthy advice on picking stocks, numerous tutorials for all types of financial areas, tons of strategies for every type of investor, great portfolio tracker
    Cons: New investors might be overwhelmed with the wealth of information, but I doubt it!

    Summary: I became Foolish in 1996 and have never looked back since. The term "Foolish" is actually a clever way of identifying those investors that buy and hold for the long term. Because some people consider buy-and-hold investors "foolish" ... read more

  • visiting the Motley Fool is not foolish

    Oct 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Educational, Amusing, Fresh Unique Content
    Cons: Message boards can be wild

    Summary: If you haven't heard about the Motley Fool previously here is a quick description of what their mission is ... Educate, Amuse, Enrich. In other words they intend to teach you about handling your personal finances in such a way that you are amused ... read more

  • Fools To Be Wise

    Oct 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy and Fun
    Cons: Probably not edgy enough for folks looking to make a fortune overnight.

    Summary: Lots of sites tell you where to invest your money and what to do with the windfall. If you're like me - intelligent, well-bred adult, kind to children and animals, socially conscious, politically active, and destined to squander every dime I earn on ... read more

  • The best place to start

    Sep 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great learning experience
    Cons: Too jovial and shallow for some

    Summary: I've always been interested in personal investment, but have never had the money or the background to get properly started. I discovered the Fool at university, wandering the web in my free time. I was immediately struck by the conversational and ... read more

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