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Motley Fool Stock Picks Revealed, July 24, 2021 Update

*** UPDATED July 24, 2021 with stock prices and percentage returns thru Friday, July 23, 2021 **


Motley Fool Stock Picks

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:  If you landed here expecting to see a list of the Motley Fool stock picks, then you came to the right place!  But I have to tell you–you are going about investing the wrong way!  You should NOT be searching for a list of Motley Fool stocks that have already GONE UP–Rather, you should be seeking the list of stocks that are ABOUT TO GO UP!  That is the Holy Grail of investing AND THAT IS WHAT THE MOTLEY FOOL IS ALL ABOUT!.

What you need to know is that the Motley Fool recommendations tend to start going up as soon as they release their picks.  So the best way to maximize your return is to subscribe and get their recommendations in REAL-TIME so you can be ahead of the curve and NOT behind the curve.  THAT is what successful investors do and THAT is what the Motley Fool is all about.

Over the last 5 years, 88% of the Motley Fool stock picks are up and the average return of all of their picks over the last 5 years is 231%.

That means if you had invested $1,000 a month in the Fool picks each month for the last 60 months, that $60,000 would now be worth $198,600.  So if you had invested $5,000 a month then your $300,000 would be worth $993,000.

So DON'T BE PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH (Yes, pun intended!)

  NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY:  Get full access to all of their recent picks AND the next 12 months of the Motley Fool stock picks in real-time for only $99.

If and when you subscribe, you will get The Motley Fool's next 24 stock picks in real-time and you will be ahead of the curve.  If this year is like the last 5 years where their last 120 stock picks average 231% returns, that $99 will probably be the best $99 investment you ever make.

When you subscribe, you will have full access to ALL of their recent stock picks anyways, which is what you probably came here looking for in the first place.  If you are not happy, you can always cancel in 30 days and get your money back.

The Motley Fool Stock Advisor service claims to be an excellent source of profitable stock picks.   In this analysis of the Motley Fool Stock Picks we will reveal many of their recent picks, show you how they have performed, and share some secrets about their service.

First of all, take a look at the Motley Fool Stock Advisor's most recent advertisement and performance chart as of July 3, 2021.

As you can see, they claim their average stock pick is up 601% since 2002 dwarfing the SP500's return of 135%.

Are these percentage returns really accurate?  or even possible?

The better question to be asking is if those historical returns going back to 2002 are even relevant 20 years later!

More important is how have the Fool's recent stock picks performed?

Last 5 Years of Motley Fool Stock Picks

I have been a subscriber to the Motley Fool Stock Advisor service for over 5 years now.  Since January 2016, I have purchased $1,000-$2,000 of each of their stock picks.  At 2 picks a month, that is 24 stock picks a year.  So for the last 5 years I have purchased 120 of the Motley Fool stock picks (and sold the few that they later recommended selling).

Here are the results of my portfolio from 2016 to 2020.  That is 120 stock picks:

As you can see:

  • Their 2020 stock picks are up 93% compared to the SP500's 41%, so they are beating the market by 52%; 19 of their 24 picks are up, and 7 have more than doubled, 2 have more than tripled and one (Tesla, TSLA) is up 648%!
  • Of the 24 picks from 2019, 22 are up and the average return is 126% vs the market's 58%; 11 of them have more than doubled, 87ave more than tripled.  Their best pick was Zoom Video, ZM and it is up 404%.
  • For 2018 their average stock pick is up 253%, and 20 of those 24 picks are up with the top one being up 1,196% (that was Shopify SHOP)
  • For 2017, ALL 24 of their picks are up with an average return of 223%
  • And most impressively, for 2016 the average return of their picks is 462%; and their pick of SHOPIFY is up 4,985% (yes I bought $1000 of that one so it is now worth $49,000).
  • You can read the rest of the table above
  • But most importantly please note, of their 120 stock picks from 2016 to 2020, the average return is 231% and 88% were profitable!

I know, it seems impossible, right?

But my results and this analysis is proof of their performance.

They get these great results by picking a few stocks each year that double or triple or more.  So those top performers easily offset the few losers each year.

Here Are The Key Lessons From My Experience with The Motley Fool:

    1. You MUST buy equal dollar amounts of EVERY one of their stock picks.  So if you can invest $1,000 a month in the market, then plan on buying about $500 of each of their 2 picks each month.
    2. The longer you hold their stocks the better they perform.  As you can see from the table above, the average return of their stock picks from 2016 was 423%.
    3. The Motley Fool is consistent.  I have been a subscriber since January 2016 and you can see how consistent their performance has been for me.
    4. Another reason they are so consistent is the founders, David and Tom Gardner, are still the ones picking the stocks.  Other stock newsletters have so much turnover you never really know who is picking their stocks.
    5. Finally, you would expect a service like this to cost thousands of dollars, but the price is $199 a year and new subscribers can try it for just $99 a year.

Those are exceptional returns and no other stock newsletter I have discovered comes close to it.

But you need to know that with over 1,000,000 subscribers, these stocks to pop 2-5% in the first few days of the release of their picks.  So if you want to get these returns you need to buy the stock as soon as it is released.

The price for the Motley Fool Stock Advisor is usually $199 a year, but they often run promotions like “50% OFF” or “TRY IT FOR ONLY $19.”


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Our Objective Test of the Motley Fool

To test the Motley Fool claims of fantastic returns, 5 years ago on January 1, 2016 I purchased a subscription to The Motley Fool Stock Advisor service to find out the truth.

I also opened an Etrade account and started purchasing about $2,000 of each of the Fool picks as they released them.  In this Motley Fool Review we reveal our results of actually buying all of their picks for the last 5 years.

To prove to you this is an honest review, here is just one example.

On January 2, 2020 they sent out this email recommending you buy TESLA.

Now, take a peak at my ETrade where you will see that I bought shares of the Motley Fool's stock pick TESLA on January 2, 2020 as they recommended

Notice that we bought 20 shares of TSLA on January 2, 2020 at $85 (split adjusted) and as of the date of this image December 30, 2020 the stock was up 863% and I have a $14,807 profit on our initial investment of  $1,715 .  These prices reflect  the  TSLA stock split of 5 for 1.

So now, after 5+ years of actually buying each of The Motley Fool stock picks with our real money, our conclusion is definitely YES–they are an excellent source of profitable stock picks.

Take a look again at this summary of my returns of the Motley Fool Stock Picks for the last 5 years:

How do they get these great returns?  It is because they really do pick a lot of stocks that double and a few that triple EACH year.


Motley Fool Stock Advisor: New Subscribers SAVE $100:

Get access to ALL of their recent picks, plus the next 12 months of their stock picks in real-time for only $99 (normally $199).

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Motley Fool Stocks that are Up 10,000%

Yes, some of their picks are up over 10,000%.  That is 100X.  That is buying a stock for $1,000 and having it now worth $100,000.  Take a look at some of these specific stocks that they have picked…

So how do they get an AVERAGE RETURN OF 601% PER STOCK over the last decade?   It is because they really do pick a few stocks that double and triple every year.  And YES, of course, they do pick a few losing stocks.  But the returns on their top performing stocks more than offset any losing positions.

Recent Fool Picks and Their Performance


BEST STOCK NEWSLETTER for the last 5 Years (July 24, 2021 UPDATE)

One of last year's Motley Fool Stock Picks is up 648% and 6 others have already doubled!

We have been tracking ALL of the Motley Fool stock picks since January 2016. That's over 5 years and over 120 stock picks. As of July 24, 2021, 19 of their 24 stocks picks from 2020 are up with an average return of 93% compared to the SP500's 41%.

In addition, their 2019 stock picks are up 126%; their 2018 stock picks are up 253%; their 2017 stocks are up 223% and amazingly their 2016 stock picks are up 462%. The Motley Fool has done so well because they have quickly identified stocks each year that will perform well in the current environment. They adapt and constantly pick stocks before everyone else realizes the opportunities. Now they are starting to pick stocks that will do well in the post-Covid world and Biden presidency.

  • Fiverr Intl (FVRR) - Sept 3, 2020 pick is up 75% in just 3 months
  • CrowdStrike (CRWD) – June 4, 2020 pick and it is already up 74%
  • Zoom Video (ZM) – April 16, 2020 pick and it is up 172%
  • Shopify (SHOP) – April 2, 2020 pick and it is up 204%
  • Zoom Video (ZM) – March 19, 2020 pick re-recommended and it is already up 301%
  • DexCom (DXCM) picked Feb 20, 2020 right before the market crashed and it is still up 15%
  • NVTA picked February 6, 2020 is up 129%
  • Tesla (TSLA) picked January 2, 2020 before the crash and it is up 596% 
  • HubSpot (HUBS) picked December 5, 2019 and it is up 152%
  • Netflix (NFLX) picked November 21, 2019 and it is up 59%
  • Trade Desk (TTD) picked November 7, 2019 and up 368%
  • Zoom Video originally picked Oct 3 and it is up 433%
  • SolarEdge (SEDG) picked September 19, 2019 and it is up 204%

Now, no one can guarantee that their next picks will be as strong, but our 5 years of experience has been super profitable. They also claim that since inception, their average pick is up 596% and now we believe them. Many analysts are saying that we have passed the bottom of this COVID crisis and "certain" stocks will recover quickly and be the new leaders. So make sure you have the right stocks in your portfolio.

Normally the Fool service is priced at $199 per year but they are currently offering to new subscribers for just $99/year if you click this link

Updated as of July 25, 2021 -- The Motley Fool Stock Advisor continues to crush the market, and outperform all of the others stock newsletters we track. In fact, it has been the best source of stock picks for the last 4 years in a row. If you subscribed to the Motley Fool in January 2020 and bought equal amounts of all of their 24 picks for 2020 you now have a 93% return compared to the market's 41%. 19 of those 24 stocks are up, 7 have at least doubled, and 2 have more than tripled. Their top performer from 2020 is TESLA which is now up 648% in a year and a half. >/p>

In fact, over the last 5 years the average Motley Fool stock pick has more than tripled, being up 231%. Impressively, 105 of their 120 picks or 89% over the last 5 years are profitable and 58 of those have more than doubled! This time period covers the 2016 election, the Trump administration, the China trade negotiation, COVID, and now the Motley Fool is continuing their excellent stock picks with many of their 2021 stock picks already up double digits.

Now for 2021, with a new President, a COVID vaccine, and the economy roaring back to life, most analysts expect the second half of the year to be the best! So... make sure you have the right stocks in your portfolio so you can CRUSH THE MARKET like their last 5 years of stock picks have done! Here is their schedule for the next few weeks:

  • August 5, 2021 - Tom's New Stock Recommendation
  • August 12, 2021 - Tom's List of 5 Best Stocks to Buy Now
  • August 19, 2021 - David's New Stock Recommendation
  • August 26, 2021 - David's List of 5 Best Stocks to Buy Now List

Remember, 89% of their recommendations from 2016 to 2020 were profitable with an return of 231%. So if you have at least 5 years to invest, we haven't found any better source of stock picks. When you subscribe, you also get full access to all of their recent picks.

CLICK HERE to get the next 24 Motley Fool Stock Picks for just $99! 


So if you didn't subscribe to the Stock Advisor in 2002 and earn 601%, you should be asking yourself ‘how have the Fool's recent stock picks performed'.

Since we subscribed in 2016, here is how their last 4 years of stocks picks have performed:

  1.  Their 2016 stock picks are up an average of 462% compared to the SP500's 125% (20 stocks are up and 15 have more than doubled with a max return of 4,985%–SHOPIFY)
  2.  Their 2017 stock picks are up an average of 223% compared to the market's 94% (24 are up and 11 have more doubled with a max of 1,176%)
  3. From 2018, the average stock is up 253% compared to the market's 69% (20 are up and 14 have more than doubled with a max of 1,196%)
  4. From 2019, the average stock is up 126% versus the market's 58% (22 are up and 11 have more than doubled with one up 404%)
  5. So far the 2020 picks are averaging up 93% versus the market's 41% (19 of 24 are up and 7 have already more than doubled with one up 689%)

Specifically, here are some of their recent stock picks and how they have performed over the last few months.  Keep in mind that they generally recommend 2 new stocks each month (all stock pricing and returns updated as of July 24, 2021):

  • In January 2018 the Motley Fool Picks recommended OKTA and it is now up 641%
  • In January 2018 they also recommended PAYC which is now up 211%
  • In February 2018 they recommended FICO which is up 152%
  • In April 2018 they recommended OKTA again and it is up 415%  from that date
  • In April 2018 they also recommended SHOP which is up 658%
  • In May 2018 they recommended SHOP again and it is up 611% since that date
  • In June 2018 they recommended WIX which is up 167% and AMGN which is up 40%
  • In August they picked ALK and it is down 41 like most airlines%
  • In November 2018 they recommended MA which is up 70% and ZBRA which is up 44%
  • In January 2019 they recommended TWLO which is up 201%
  • In February 2019 they recommended APPN which is up 76% and NTDOY which is up 103%
  • In May 2019 they recommended SNPS which is up 69%
  • Their July 2019 picks of ZM is up 448% and ZNGA is p 42%
  • Their September 2019 pick of SEDG is up 125%
  • Their October 2019 re-recommendation of ZM is up 546% since that date
  • Their first November pick of TTD is up 145%; their second Nov pick NFLX is up 55%
  • And for their December 2020 picks of HUBS and ACN they are up 91 and 4%

Updated as of July 25, 2021 -- The Motley Fool Stock Advisor continues to crush the market, and outperform all of the others stock newsletters we track. In fact, it has been the best source of stock picks for the last 4 years in a row. If you subscribed to the Motley Fool in January 2020 and bought equal amounts of all of their 24 picks for 2020 you now have a 93% return compared to the market's 41%. 19 of those 24 stocks are up, 7 have at least doubled, and 2 have more than tripled. Their top performer from 2020 is TESLA which is now up 648% in a year and a half. >/p>

In fact, over the last 5 years the average Motley Fool stock pick has more than tripled, being up 231%. Impressively, 105 of their 120 picks or 89% over the last 5 years are profitable and 58 of those have more than doubled! This time period covers the 2016 election, the Trump administration, the China trade negotiation, COVID, and now the Motley Fool is continuing their excellent stock picks with many of their 2021 stock picks already up double digits.

Now for 2021, with a new President, a COVID vaccine, and the economy roaring back to life, most analysts expect the second half of the year to be the best! So... make sure you have the right stocks in your portfolio so you can CRUSH THE MARKET like their last 5 years of stock picks have done! Here is their schedule for the next few weeks:

  • August 5, 2021 - Tom's New Stock Recommendation
  • August 12, 2021 - Tom's List of 5 Best Stocks to Buy Now
  • August 19, 2021 - David's New Stock Recommendation
  • August 26, 2021 - David's List of 5 Best Stocks to Buy Now List

Remember, 89% of their recommendations from 2016 to 2020 were profitable with an return of 231%. So if you have at least 5 years to invest, we haven't found any better source of stock picks. When you subscribe, you also get full access to all of their recent picks.

So overall, if  you are looking for an excellent source of stock recommendations, and you want to have a good chance of buying a stock that might double or triple in the next year, or even go up 10,000% over the next few years, then you should definitely try the Motley Fool.

The price for the Motley Fool Stock Advisor is usually $199 a year, but they often run deep discounts like “50% OFF” and “TRY IT FOR ONLY $19.”


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Get access to ALL of their recent picks, plus the next 12 months of their stock picks in real-time for only $99 (normally $199).

(There's no risk, they offer 30-day money back guarantee.)


If you are thinking of buying the Fool service you need to realize:

  1. Every one of their picks is NOT profitable.
  2. Sometimes their stock picks take a few months before they really start to move up so you must be patient.  In fact, the Fool is picking stocks that they expect to hold at least 5 years.
  3. A few of their picks from EACH of the last 5 years have more than doubled AND several have tripled
  4. OVERALL, over the last 5 years the average return per 120 stock is +231%!

THAT type of consistency and performance, achieved with a few stocks that double every few months, is exactly what every stock investor wants to see.

By the way, we also analyzed some of the Motley Fool's FREE stock picks. If you're not totally sold yet, check out this video analyzing the free stock picks that the Motley Fool publishes:

When you subscribe, you will get 2 new stock picks each month, and a few lists of their BEST STOCKS TO BUY NOW reports.

If you want to get these picks in real-time, you need to subscribe.  When you subscribe, you will also get access to all of their stock picks from 2002 to 2021.

Here's an IMPORTANT TIP if you do subscribe….Their stock picks usually go up to $2 or $3 the day they release a new recommendation.  So if you sign-up for their service make sure you buy the stock as soon as you get their email alert so you will maximize your profits the first day!

The Motley Fool subscription typically sells for $199 a year. But they frequently run special offers for new subscribers. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee.  So, if you are a new subscriber, CLICK HERE to try it for just $19.  You will get their just-released list of the “Top 10 Stocks To Buy RIGHT Now” and their next 2 real-time stock picks that come out every other Thursday.  If you aren't happy you can cancel within 30 days and get your money back, so you really have nothing to lose.

Also, they don't ask for your phone number so they will not harass you. All it takes is an email address.


The Motley Fool Stock Advisor Summary

  1. Two brand new stock recommendations per month delivered in real-time to your email.
  2. Access to all of the Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations from 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017.
  3. The Motley Fool's Top 10 Best Stock to Buy RIGHT Now report that features some of their recent picks that still offer the best potential return.
  4. The Motley Fool's Top 5 Starter Stocks report that features the ideal stocks that should be the foundation of new investor's portfolios.
  5. Normally the price is $199 a year, but they are currently running an end-of-year promotion for just $99 for new subscribers.

 NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY:  CLICK HERE to try it for just $99 / year.

They also have a 30 day money back guarantee.


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Before You Subscribe, You Need to Know…

There is definitely a “Fool Effect.” Within the first 2 hours of the Stock Advisor releasing stock recommendations being released, the stocks tend to shoot up to $2 or so. Then within the first 2 days, they creep up a little more as the word gets out. So if you do subscribe, it is always best to get your buy order placed immediately when you get their BUY ALERTS.

So, in conclusion, if you are looking for a source of solid stock recommendations and a few that might double or triple, you should definitely consider the Motley Fool Stock Advisor.

I find that it takes the stress out of researching, analyzing and picking stocks.  And it has helped my overall portfolio increased dramatically since I started subscribing 4 years ago.

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They just released their TOP TEN BEST BUY list at the end of last month. So now is a good time to subscribe because you will get that Top 10 List which is still current.

In terms of the cost, they recently changed their pricing model and dropped their price… Normally it is $199 a year, but here is a link where you can try it for just $19 and get their recently released TOP TEN STOCKS TO BUY RIGHT NOW LIST.

Remember, with any Fool subscription, you always have 30 days to cancel for a full refund.

More Picks and Analysis

If you want more information, then keep reading. Below I will reveal more of the Motley Fool's top stock picks with an analysis of each of them.

Since 2002, the Motley Fool has searched for the best stock prospects in the market…

…and the performance of these picks have led to market-crushing performance.

Motley Fool focuses on finding stocks that have the best chance of outperforming the broader stock market.

They were one of the first newsletters to recommend stocks like Netflix (up 14,886% since they recommended it), Priceline (up 7,137% since they recommended it), AMZN (up 10,487% since they recommended it), DIS, MAR, …. the list goes on.  They really do have a strong track record of picking a few stocks that double or triple each year, and that is why their performance over time is so much better than the market overall.

But has anyone ever verified whether these “great” results are true?

Well, that is what we are here to do today. We purchased a subscription a few years ago, and here we will reveal our results…

In 2018, they recommended 24 stocks and as of December 21, 2019, we are impressed. Of these 24 picks, 17 are up and 7 are down. But true to their history, one of their picks has tripled (OKTA), 2 have doubled (PAYC, OKTA-recommended again), and 3 are up about 50% (ZS, SHOP, FICO). Having a few stocks perform like that is really essential to boosting your portfolio's overall return. Having those stocks triple and double is how their picks beat the market by 44% in 2018.

In addition to 1 or 2 monthly picks, the Fool also provides other alerts or BUY LISTS like the ones below.

We have chosen 10 recent stock picks made by the Motley Fool

…to review and analyze the company’s claims against actual performance.

So, how did these stocks perform?

You are about to find out if they deserve to be on our list of the best stock newsletters.


Example Motley Fool Extra Report:

“5 Top Stock Picks for 2019,” Released January 2, 2019

Pick Date: January 2, 2019

If you subscribed to the Motley Fool Stock Advisor service, on January 2, 2019, you would have also received an email of their “Top Stock Picks For 2019.”

The Motley Fool created this list based on shares that made huge gains over the previous year AND also had the potential for BIG PROFITS in 2019. Here are their picks, analysis, and results…


Recommendation 1- Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET)

Motley Fool Analysis:  ANET  is a pioneer in cloud networking solutions that help companies move their data over the Internet at lightning speeds.  In the words of the Fool, ANET really does “offer a better mousetrap and their customers know it.”  Their final comment is “With outstanding leadership, accelerating sales growth, rock-solid financials, and a long-term focus, ANET shows every sign of being a winning investment.'

Stock Price (as of 1/2/2019): $228.71

Where they are today: The stock did reach $331 in April and has pulled back to $250 with some of the China/tafiff/Trump noise.  This is an excellent example of why I use 8% trailing stop loss orders to lock in profits, free up cash, and be ready to buy the next Fool pick!  Also, the first week of October ANET was upgraded to a BUY, reflecting the growing optimism of the company's earnings prospects.

Stock Price as of 12/1/2019: $195, down 10%

The verdict:  Great pick to April 2019 when it hit $331.  That was a 45% return and that is why we use 8% trailing stop orders.


Recommendation 2- Facebook (Nasdaq: FB)

Motley Fool Analysis: The Fool says that FB had a damaged reputation at the end of 2018 so it is easy room to recover.  With Instagram hitting 1 billion monthly users in June, the growth of the company seems to be growing.  “Investors will likely need to get used to slower growth, but Facebook overall is making solid investments and responding to newer issues.  These moves should help ensure the company's long-term success.

Stock Price (as of 1/2/2019): $145.01

Where they are today: Facebook peaked at $208.66 in July and is currently holding strong at 185.33.  Privacy issues continue to pop up, but the stock quickly recovers from any negative news that comes out.

Stock Price as of 12/1/2019: $201, up 39%

The verdict:  GREAT pick so far.


Recommendation 3- Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Motley Fool Analysis: Mastercard's global network is second only to VISA's, but given that there are 86 billion purchases a year on credit cards, it is a huge market that is still growing.  From 2013 to 2017, Mastercard saw a 35% rise in domestic revenue and a 60% increase in international revenue.    The Fool says  “With its ongoing success in building up a highly profitable payment network, Mastercard is the best-in-class in a highly visible, fast-growing market.  The stock has had a bit of a selloff, but that's fine for long-term investors.”

Stock Price (as of 1/2/2019): $198.96

Where They are Today: The Mastercard stock hit a high of $293 (almost 50%) in early September and still looks strong for the rest of the year heading into the Holiday Season.  The dividend payout of less than 1% is disappointing for a mature company like this, but the growth in the stock price is excellent.

Stock Price 12/1/2019: $ 292, up  47%

The verdict: GREAT pick so far, up 47%


Recommendation 4- Shopify (Nasdaq: SHOP)

Motley Fool Analysis: This stock has been a favorite of The Motley Fool for a few years.  Even though it continues to go up, they continue to re-recommend it.  The Fool says “SHOP has become the de facto e-commerce platform for small businesses selling online.”  Furthermore, they say that SHOP's revenue zoomed 57.5% last quarter and they have “high confidence it will be a 6-bagger over the next decade.”

Stock Price (as of 1/2/2019): $161.06

Where they are today: Off a bit from its August high of $409 when it was up 150%, this stock is still leading our portfolio higher.  It faced a bit of correction during September, but it is bouncing back nicely as it has made a few acquisitions and hedge funds continue to plow into the stock.

Stock Price as of 12/1/2019: $ 336 up 109%

The verdict: DOUBLED IN 9 MONTHS!  This is typical for The Motley Fool, picking a few stocks that double or triple each year


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  3. The Motley Fool's Top 10 Best Stock to Buy RIGHT Now report that features some of their recent picks that still offer the best potential return.
  4. The Motley Fool's Top 5 Starter Stocks report that features the ideal stocks that should be the foundation of new investor's portfolios.
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Here is another recommendation they sent out in late 2018…

5 Top Motley Fool Stocks Revealed

The following stocks have been big winners for a long time.

However, there is plenty of opportunities left for market-beating growth with these stocks.

Each of these companies has either been a significant catalyst for, or one of the primary beneficiaries of, a major social trend. This Motley Fool Stock picks revealed the strength of this service.

Pick Date: March 2, 2018

Pick 1- Apple

Motley Fool Analysis: Apple is not the dominant smartphone maker worldwide, or even in the United States – that honor goes to Samsung – and it doesn’t have the dominant operating system – that goes to Android. However, Apple does have pricing power with customers in its sizable niche markets.

Apple’s update cycle, where the company convinces customers to buy the newest iPhone each year, remains alive and well. The iPhone X was the world’s top-selling phone at one point, and the Apple Watch and iPad are showing accelerating growth as they seize market share. Each of these products, on their own, represent a credible path to continuing growth for Apple. Include the launch of Apple's HomePod, and there are plenty of reasons for the growth to continue for Apple.

Stock Price (as of 3/2/2018): $176.21

Where they are today: Apple investors have seen rough times over the last few months. Since the company reached $233 per share back in September, the stock has plummeted 40% after the company announced it would miss first-quarter estimates.

Is the sell-off an indicator to leave or get in on Apple? Well, the company is growing service revenue at a steady clip. The company is still retaining customers and expanding its user base. And lastly, they are starting to focus on the health and privacy of the Apple brand. These are three positive long-term drivers and could be priced at a significant discount. If you are a long-term investor – we think Apple is a buy.

Stock Price as of 10/12/2019: $236

The verdict: CORRECT. The stock is up almost 30%


Pick 2- Alphabet

Motley Fool Analysis: You probably know Alphabet better by its old name, Google. Google is the dominant search ending worldwide, with nearly 92% global market share. Apart from the search engine, YouTube is another Alphabet property, and its rise has coincided with a lot of people spending a lot more time online.

Alphabet's core Google and YouTube properties still have room to grow. There is more opportunity for each platform as the Google team continues to build out their data analytics to get marketers a high return on investment.

Additionally, Alphabet's “moonshot” initiatives are unlikely to pan out but taken as a whole; they offer many compelling opportunities that few successes could do a great deal to drive the company forward.

Stock Price (as of 3/2/2018): $1,084.14

Where they are today: Regardless of what the market does, Alphabet remains on course to keep gaining. People are not going to stop searching the internet or watching YouTube videos because the market is down. Additionally, Alphabet has many initiatives that could pay off in the future, even if they are not adding much to the bottom line.

For these reasons, Alphabet performed great in 2018 and looks like a promising stock for years to come. Alphabet’s multiple revenue streams and durability make it an excellent buy in 2019. If you are thinking beyond 2019 – Alphabet remains a great pick, still.

Stock Price as of 10/12/2019: $1,245

The verdict: CORRECT. The stock is up almost 20%.


Pick 3- Amazon

Motley Fool Analysis: Amazon is many things to consumers which highlights Jeff Bezos’ vision for a company that began as an online bookstore. Beyond books, Bezos has launched a full-scale assault on brick-and-mortar stores across a variety of different sectors in consumer goods and tech – with huge implications of Amazon’s top and bottom lines.

Amazon's Prime subscription is more a gateway to its core consumer purchasing platform than anything else. The majority of Amazon's revenue still comes from product sales, which grew 17% year over year last quarter. Its business-focused Amazon Web Services has become a very popular offering and shows another path of growth to the company. With this in mind, Amazon’s dominance across different aspects of e-commerce is only accelerating.

Stock Price (as of 3/2/2018): $1,500.25

Where they are today: Amazon stock gained 28.4% in 2018. This performance is an impressive one given that the S&P 500 and NASDAQ indexes returned negative 4.4% and negative 3.9%, respectively. Amazon stock continues to look more attractive from a valuation standpoint than it has in a long time.

We can mostly attribute Amazon's success to the company's strong quarterly results. All four quarters reported in 2018 crushed Wall Street earnings estimates, along with the company's own operating income guidance. The two significant drivers were the North America segment's operating-income growth and Amazon Web Services increasing profitability.

With that said – Amazon stock crushed 2018 and is looking for more in 2019.

Stock Price as of 10/12/2019: $1,776

The verdict: CORRECT! The stock is up almost 20%.


Pick 4- Facebook

Motley Fool Analysis: Facebook, as a social media app, has an enormous impact on society. Facebook influences how we interact with each other, consumer news, play games, and even shop online. And do not forget about Facebook’s Instagram and WhatsApp brands, either. Facebook plays on many of the same trends that have helped the other companies grow to such market dominance.

Facebook is heavily monetizing its namesake platform for ad revenue, and its begun the same process with Instagram, though it has a ways to go before Instagram's platform is fully saturated. Facebook Marketplace – a way for people to sell their products directly on the website – now has over 700 million unique users, with growth continuing to ramp up.

Stock Price (as of 3/2/2018): $176.62

Where they are today: We saw Facebook stock drop more than 20% in 2018 due to concerns about the company’s decelerating growth and ongoing privacy and security issues. Additionally, rising interest rates and broader sell-offs of high-growth tech stocks only made matters worse.

However, we must not forget that Facebook remains the world’s top social network and does not face any serious competition. Furthermore, even though Facebook’s operating margins are slowing down and the company’s operating profit is coming down, the company is still extremely profitable.

Stock Price as of 10/12/2019: $185.67

The verdict: NEUTRAL. Stock is up just  5%.


Pick 5- Netflix

Motley Fool Analysis: Netflix has led the charge on the destruction of traditional video stores and its DVD-by-mail rental service began a trend toward receiving goods at home instead of going out to stores to shop for them.

The rise of Netflix has also encouraged Americans to “cut the cord” and remove their expensive cable packages in favor of the cheaper Netflix subscription. Netflix has also benefited from the continued improvement of consumer TVs, which has encouraged people to stay home rather than go to the theaters.

Lastly, consider Netflix has nearly 111 million global paid subscriptions, just under half of which are US-based. As Netflix further expands its dominance globally – and a subscription becomes a social expectation increasingly outside of the United States – profitability will keep growing. For more growth stock picks, you may be interested in Motley Fool Rule Breakers.

Stock Price (as of 3/2/2018): $301.05

Where they are today: Netflix reached an all-time high in 2018 but plunged more than 40% afterward. But remember, the company finished up more than 20% in 2018. With that type of rollercoaster ride, is Netflix a buy or is the stock falling for good reasons?

Let’s admit it – Netflix has had an incredible run, bringing streaming into the mainstream and disrupting television as we know it. We expect these results to continue, but possibly at a slower pace in 2019.

Stock Price (as of10/12/2019): $ 275

The verdict: NEUTRAL! This stock is down a little.


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