Thinking of buying a stock? Read this first


By: Greg Maxwell

We're The Motley Fool Australia. And we pick stocks. Plain and simple. No gimmicks, no derivatives, no complex options trades on down and out, overvalued companies. And certainly, no meme stocks.

At The Motley Fool Australia, we pick stocks.

And we're pretty good at it.

After all, consider the fact that The Motley Fool Australia has been recommending stocks to Australian investors like you for a decade; and our US-based parent has been operating for close on 30 years now. You don't get that kind of longevity in this space without having a track record to match.

We don't give you a list of meme stocks to invest in, so forget the GameStops, the AMCs, and penny stocks. That's not The Motley Fool's game. Leave the gambling to the casinos.

Our game is simple and straightforward.

Our analysts thoroughly review and assess hundreds of stocks, analysing every financial detail so you don't have to. We distil everything down to an easy-to-follow report and give you two buy and hold stock recommendations…

That's one ASX pick and one US recommendation delivered to you like clockwork each and every month.

Combine that with continuing updates and re-recommendations, members-only video access to our analysts, stock deep dives, special guest interviews and more… and you can see how your investing journey could begin with The Motley Fool.

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Just how incredible, you ask?

In July 2012, we recommended shares of Netflix (​NASDAQ:NFLX). That recommendation has now grown 43% a year since. (Total returns of 5,531%)

In May 2013, we recommended ResMed (​ASX:RMD). Members who took that advice have seen it grow 18% a year. (Total return 464%)

In February 2012, we recommended Amazon (​NASDAQ:AMZN) to investors. Those shares have grown 27% since then. (That's sitting at a total return of 1,533%)

Of course though, not every pick has done as well. These are some of our very best recommendations.  While some of our picks have not done so well, you'll be able to see our entire track record (all the winners AND losers) inside our service. 

This no-nonsense style of investing has helped uncover hidden gems, often overlooked by fund managers and retail investors alike.

I could just write out the over 90 plus active buy  recommendations from The Motley Fool Share Advisor to make this point… but your time is valuable.

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But most importantly, the people who have followed these recommendations have been able to become financially free, and that, ultimately, is one of the most valuable things in this world.

Here's the thing, though…

These ASX and US recommendations coming out each month are only available to members of Motley Fool Share Advisor.

Members of Share Advisor get all the perks and incredible access I described above: the world-famous, market-beating recommendations. Daily research and updates. Stock deep-dives and more.

Thousands of Aussie investors trust us with their investing research, and we're humbled every day.

But even with the incredible success these members have seen, we get it; we know our service and approach isn't right for everyone.

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Think about how many big stock opportunities you've missed out on even though you knew they were going to be big.

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Returns as of 02 December 2023. Greg Maxwell has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Amazon, Netflix, and ResMed Inc. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has recommended ResMed. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended ResMed Inc. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Amazon and Netflix. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips. Past performance is not an indicator of future results and all investing involves risk of loss. For more information about The Motley Fool see our Financial Services Guide. All returns cited are hypothetical and based on the percentage change between the stock price at the time of recommendation and the current or sell price (if the position has been closed) at the time of publication. Brokerage, taxes and any other associated costs are not taken into account. Performance figures are not intended to be a forecast and The Motley Fool does not guarantee the performance of, or returns on any investment. Any money back guarantee is strictly limited to the subscription price paid for the product.