In this special video, David and Tom Gardner introduce Motley Fool Share Advisor. Whilst markets crash all around, Dean Morel and Bruce Jackson are eyeing off numerous compelling investment opportunities. Successful investing is all about controlling your emotions, remaining patient, and looking through the short-term noise of volatile sharemarket to the long-term growth prospects of good-to-great companies.
World sharemarkets are on the nose, again.
Europe still dominates the headlines. Bond yields keep rising. The threat of contagion hangs over markets.
U.S. politicians play petty games, failing to agree on whether they should increase taxes or cut spending.
A gauge of Chinese manufacturing has slumped to a 32-month low, signalling a probable economic slow-down from Australia's largest trading partner.
David Jones Limited (ASX: DJS) shares dive as like for like sales slump 11 per cent. Chief executive David Zahra blames the "wealth effect" – volatility in sharemarkets, a weak housing market and employment uncertainty.
Even Woolworths Limited (ASX: WOW), that supposedly recession-proof company, believes trading will remain subdued most probably through to the next financial year.
(As an aside, you can all but lock in that December interest rate cut we've been talking about…)
Weary investors fear not…
Investors are getting weary of all this negativity, the constant stream of bad news, the doom and the gloom.
We're an optimistic bunch at The Motley Fool. But, we're not going to sit here and pretend this falling market is no big deal. We're investors too. Our portfolios are also feeling the pain.
Yet we're not panicking. We're not selling. With our eyes firmly focused on patient, business focused investing, we can see through the current turmoil to a better future.
More than not selling, we're licking our lips at the prospect of snapping up shares in high quality, growing companies, at what we consider to be bargain basement share prices.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth
There are plenty more…
In other words, where others are beset by fear, driving down the share prices of good companies along with the bad, we see great opportunity.
Regular readers of Take Stock will know we've been hard at work preparing for the launch of our subscription newsletter Motley Fool Share Advisor.
Plain talking Motley Fool
We've been overwhelmed with interest. We can only assume thousands of Australians are crying out for plain speaking investment advice from one of the most trusted brands in the industry – The Motley Fool.
Others think we're off our rockers to launch a share recommendation service in the teeth of this awful economy and falling sharemarket…
We'll see. We're backing ourselves, naturally. Call us naïve, but we think it's better to buy shares when they are trading at lower prices than higher prices…
Warren Buffett tells a story about how most people get this concept completely wrong.
"I'm going to buy hamburgers the rest of my life. When hamburgers go down in price, we sing the 'Hallelujah Chorus' in the Buffett household. When hamburgers go up, we weep.
For most people, it's the same way with everything in life they will be buying – except stocks. When stocks go down and you can get more for your money, people don't like them anymore.
That sort of behaviour is especially puzzling…"
Introducing David and Tom Gardner…
By now you probably know of the Gardner brothers.
David and his brother, Tom, are known as the two maverick brothers who flipped the Wall Street establishment upside down during the 1990s.
By putting on jester caps and speaking out against conflicted financial services… shady corporate accounting… and everything else that tilted the playing field, they have changed the world, for the better, for individual investors like us.
They have just finished recording a special video introducing Motley Fool Share Advisor to the Australian public.
We're thrilled to exclusively present it you, our loyal Take Stock readers.
Before you view it, let us explain what your Motley Fool Share Advisor membership includes…
- Our Investment Analyst Dean Morel's top ASX share recommendation of the month.
- A clear discussion of the most important elements of successful investing.
- Stocks on the radar, highlighting ASX companies on our watchlist.
- The current best buys from our recommended ASX shares.
- Between issue updates via email, keeping you right up to date with any changes in our advice.
- General Manager Bruce Jackson will present a bonus U.S. share recommendation he has adopted from David and Tom Gardner's highly popular and stunningly successful Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter.
Simply click here to be taken to a page where you can view the video. We hope you enjoy it. We're certainly very excited about bringing Motley Fool Share Advisor to you.
The Motley Fool has only been operating in Australia for a few short months. Yet in that time, we've already built up a loyal and quickly growing group of followers. We thank you for your support.
Over 27,000 of your fellow investors have raised their hands requesting to be placed on this Take Stock email database.
We have mentioned previously how we were going to restrict our special launch offer to the first 1,000 members only.
We've already heard from hundreds of you, maybe over a thousand, expressing a desire to be one of the first charter members of Motley Fool Share Advisor.
We've also heard how many of you were concerned you'd miss out if we hit our 1,000 cap in the first couple of hours, maybe even before some people have even read their emails.
Now even more of you can join Motley Fool Share Advisor…
We have some good news. We've had approval from The Motley Fool management team to increase the cap to 1,500. Still, that is less than 6 per cent of our database, so some may still miss out.
At this stage, you don't need to do anything more than that. We'll record your interest and make sure you are amongst the very first to receive a special charter member invitation (at a very special price too) coming to your in-box around the middle of next week.