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If you’re like most investors, right now you’re probably worried.

Worried about the US economy, and what might happen to its stock market if it falls back into recession.

Worried about what a Trump presidency might do for global stock markets.

Worried about your beloved bank shares… their lack of growth and the very real potential for them to cut their dividends.

Not to mention China. Commodities. Janet Yellen. Interest Rates. Property prices. Superannuation changes. Political risk.

Since the start of 2015, the S&P/ASX 200 index has fallen 0.4%.

But that only tells half the story.

Many of the ASX’s most popular stocks have been hammered over that same period…

Santos — down 48%
BHP Billiton — down 32%
Woolworths — down 22%
NAB — down 19%
Commonwealth Bank — down 16%
Telstra — down 14%

My guess is that most people reading this would own at least one or more of those so-called blue chips, am I right?

And for those “Mum and Dad” investors who think things are going to get better, they may want to think again.

Blue-chip stocks feel the pinch of soft economy,” says the headline in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, with the article going on to say…

As the profit reporting season draws to a close, many of the most popular stocks with small shareholders are facing a tougher grind.

You can say that again.

Yes, danger lurks.

Volatility — the likes of which we saw at the start of 2016 — scares even the most experienced investors out of market… at precisely the WRONG time.

Do you remember the note earlier this year from The Royal Bank of Scotland advising its clients to ‘sell everything’ ahead of a ‘cataclysmic year’?

And how utterly SCARY it felt to watch your portfolio get smashed, day after day after day?

And headlines like these from The Financial Times and The Sydney Morning Herald

Worst ever start to a year

Bear market looms

Back then, in the face of this stock market carnage, a small and VERY SELECT group of your fellow Motley Fool members made a brave and bold choice.

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I’m talking about having the insight to avoid most of the market’s worst performers… including the miners, the banks and energy companies.

I’m talking about the skill to buy one of the ASX’s hottest shares — to ride it for gains of over 400%, while also selling a portion to lock in a substantial profit.

And I’m talking about the calmness of following the exact advice — trade for trade — of one of the most rational and brilliant stock pickers I’ve ever met.

All within an armour plated and optimised real money portfolio that could position you to achieve your financial dreams faster than you thought possible…

Motley Fool Pro is our most exciting and ambitious project yet. And OUR most successful, its portfolio soaring almost 27% higher so far in 2016…

And that was after coming off an almost 42% gain in 2015.

Add it all up, and the Motley Fool Pro portfolio is up a whopping 95% since inception in March 2014, soundly outperforming the returns from the All Ordinaries Index.

Motley Fool Pro portfolio up 95%

For the first time since January, and for only the third time EVER since launch, we’re briefly re-opening the Motley Fool Pro service to new members.

Run by ace stock picker Matt Joass, in full view of members, Motley Fool Pro invests $1 million of The Motley Fool’s own real money into an optimised portfolio of all ASX shares.

It’s the biggest bet of my entire investing career…

When Motley Fool Pro first launched, in addition to the Motley Fool’s $1 million, I publicly committed to following Motley Fool Pro with $250,000 of my family’s own money.

  • Such has been the success of that investment (witness the returns above)…
  • Such is the confidence I have in the stock picking and portfolio management skills of Matt Joass…
  • And such is my belief that RIGHT NOW, with interest rates so low, is the perfect time to put money to work in the market, investing behind some of the ASX’s most exciting technology shares…

In January this year I doubled down on my investment, increasing the total amount of money I’ve committed to following the Motley Fool Pro portfolio to a whopping $500,000.

To learn more about this revolutionary investing service, to hear directly from Motley Fool Pro members themselves, people who have recently written to us to say things like…

Can’t be more happier with my Pro positions. Well done team!”

“Total returns since inception: 90%”

“PRO has absolutely turned my portfolio around. Great stuff.”

Many people pay $10,000 and more per year, every year, to their advisors or professional money managers for what is often sub-standard service and returns.

A membership to Motley Fool Pro will cost nothing like $10,000 per year.

In fact, when viewed through the lens of a three year subscription, allowing you to substantially drive down your per year cost, it will be a small fraction of the price.

To reward loyal Motley Fool readers like you, I’m giving you our best possible “early bird” discount for Motley Fool Pro saving at least $500 off our retail price.

In January this year, when we last opened Motley Fool Pro to new members, such was the demand for places that our “early bird” discount was removed early, and soon after we closed our doors to new members.

To help you make an informed decision before Motley Fool Pro reaches its new member enrolment limit, click here to access your special priority invitation.

To investing like a Pro,

Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson

General Manager
Motley Fool Australia

Disclosure: The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Of the companies mentioned above, Bruce Jackson has an interest in BHP Billiton and Telstra. Any and all advice contained in the above content is general advice that has not taken into account your personal circumstances. Before you act on the general advice we provide, please consider whether it is appropriate for your personal or individual circumstances. Please refer to our Financial Services Guide for more information.

Please remember that investments can go up and down. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future returns. Performance figures are not intended to be a forecast and The Motley Fool does not guarantee the performance of, or returns on any investment. Unless otherwise noted, all figures are accurate as at September 2nd 2016.

The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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