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Spoiler/Scam alert. It's in the name!
There is a reason they call the subscribers of this service "fools" or the "Strategy" the "foolish approach"
With the Stock Advisor, they say "Spend an equal amount of money on these stock pics, wait 10 years and the returns will be huge", so when you look at your portfolio that is wall to wall red, they can fall back on "yeah, you have to wait another 8 years".
I WISH I only lost my $200 on this. In the year I was with them, I invested 30K like a FOOL. I've watched my money dwindle away, reluctant to sell because... y'know you have to wait 10 years. I'm down to 14k now, straight down the drain.
You want some timeless advice? Do what everyone with a brain says, follow the market, pick some ETFs. Don't be a fool like me. Good luck
Surest way to lose money
This is the worst investment service I've ever bought. Underperforming the market by 30% since inception. Absolute con. last two years they've recommended 29 shares. 4 have done slightly better than the market. The rest look terrible with underperformances up to 80 and 90% down. They have no stop losses. They've missed the commodity boom. Long term it is even worse underperforming the market by 48% since inception.
Uses their customers to try to manipulate the market
Tells people for over a year how awful GME is as an investment to get the price to go down and then buys GME? What game are you playing Motley Fool?
Results are spectacularly poor
I have Share Advisor and Extreme Opportunities memberships since 2019 due to the auto renew policy (it's marked in my diary to cancel this time!). I'm happy to own my investing decisions, but I am a little surprised that these guys are still able to sell these services still given the stunningly poor performance over such a long time.
Performance of all tips since 2019 (Extreme Opportunities):
- Only 12 out of 55 recommendations were profitable trades (i.e. 80% of their tips lose money)
- Average return on the 55 recommendations: 32% loss (5...
Useless - tell you to invest in companies they have big stakes in
Purchased a $200 subscription to see their share picks. They talk repeatedly about their recommendations on things like Afterpay before it booked, great what other wins have you got on the board?
Lastly, even though it’s disclosed, they have a vested interest as the shares they tell you to buy, they have a stake in and obviously need some suckers to join their pain.
Dominos, Kogan, Brickworks, Soul Pattison. Same recommendations all the time.
Great customer service.
I signed up for Motley Fools Extreme Opportunities when I started trying to learn about investing. The service offered education and was just what it said it would be. Due to my own situation I had stopped using it and didn't realise that I had signed up for auto renewal (my fault for not taking note on sign up). A new payment for renewal was taken that I wasn't expecting. (My fault). So I emailed support and my email was answered within 24hrs explaining that I had in fact been sent a reminder 30 days prior (again my fault for not checking...emails) but that they were happy to see that I would be refunded as I no longer wished to continue. This is what makes a company great in my eyes...the service behind their name. They chose to look after a customer when they could very well have keep the money as I had missed the information. Thanks for great service! I will use them again when ready to get back into trading.
worst Stock Advisor Ever.
I invested 50K in their prefered 15 Stocks in the last year , I lost more than 15K .
worst Stock Advisor Ever.
kept asking us to buy kogan, CTT , ABY, .... etc and they are less than half price now
Bought this for 1000$, big promise, they said potential upside to 800%. all the recomendation down 50% to 80% after 2 years. My self pick perform much better. Lost a lot of money because of them. Wish i never subscribe. They r really a bunch of fools
Subscribed to two services in 2020 and a vast majority of the recommendations are well over 50% below the recommended price some over 70% below entry price. Over time new presenters were introduced, some of them were quite obviously reading from script and couldn’t even manage to do that convincingly (actually embarrassing to watch) and didn’t feel that they actually knew what they were talking about, it was at this point that I realised that this organisation is far from a professional outfit, it took some patience and persistence to unsubscri...be from them. Looking back on all the stocks that I have purchased over the last 2.5 years the ones that I have researched and picked myself have far outperformed there’s and how is that so? they are far from proper analysts that is the only conclusion I can come to. Whatever you do do not subscribe to one of there expensive services first, try out a cheap one and really research the recomendations before buying and in many cases wait 6 months before doing so because there definately is some funny business going on with the volatility of the recomendations.
Flagship Pro2.0 service what a dud
Run by a bunch of yahoo’s that are happy to take your cash and speak with great confidence about the portfolio they build. After paying $2000 per year for 3 years I just couldn’t take it anymore. I held my shares for another 12 months so 4 years of time wasted and 50 % of my capital lost.
I can pretty safely say The Motley Fool has been the worst investment of my life. Like others have said they claim victory early on “winners” but this is often short lived. The stocks I picked myself and sold to join this expert service are up 50% over 4...years while I am down 50% having followed the fools. They have not done anything illegal so unfortunately investors will never have the joy of seeing them locked up or fined but I hope karma comes for them one day to return the abject misery they have dolled out to their customers.
The Motley Fool Extreme Opportunities send one year old "alerts" ! Worthless service and a SCAM
The Extreme Opportunities Not a good service from my experience. Very poor recommendations. No cooling off period. Waste of money. None of stocks they recommended made any profit. Their commentary is more marketing than learning about investing.
Hard Sell. No Value
A load of hard sell and upsell emails. Very little useful content.
Wish I had not wasted my money on a subscription that offers very little value in investment advice.
Don't waste your time or money here
Tidal wave of emails
I cannot endure the tidal wave of emails that just keep coming whether you are a subscriber or not. Many of them trying to get me to subscribe to a service that I already have. Their long winded stories usually go no where and I have had more success with a few tips from mates, than the dozen or so stocks that I bought on MF's recommendation. Even if the stock picks were good I would have trouble coping with the volume of email, although I managed to direct most of these to my spam folder now. Also difficult to unsubscribe once you are in. They like to keep taking your money!
Don't use them!
They refuse to respond to emails asking to cancel my subscription. And they refuse to answer phone calls as well. For your own financial safety, do not use their services.
Motley Fool "Extreme Opportunity" subscription service - not for the faint hearted.
Motley Fool offer a lot of services across different market segments. Their site is also a rich mine of articles and guides on all topics regarding investing in markets. While some of the other reviews here paint Motley Fool as a scam, they really aren't.
One of the particular services that they upsell and spam about is called "Motley Fool Extreme Opportunity", which is VERY CLEARLY marketed for those who want to take some speculative bets on stocks. Underscore ***speculative*** and ***bets***.
MFEO are very forward abou...t saying that you shouldn't play with more than 5% of your portfolio and for good reason too as it turns out. I joined MFEO recently when they had a "special" deal of $99 discounted from $400 going for "a short time only". Classic market high pressure sell. I'm six months into my 12months and I'm very confident it isn't worth the $99 let alone $400. But it isn't a scam either. Fairs fair, the service is ***exactly*** what it promised it would be. Buyer beware. This is a service that offers at least 3 highly recommended speculative stock buys each quarter. They'll give one a month and then at the end of the quarter there is a "Best Buy Now" high conviction three stock recommendation. If these 3 are different from the monthly offerings then you might get six speculative recommendations in the quarter.
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I have tried emailing and calling their number to cancel my subscription/autorenew but no one is answering nor are they responding to my emails.
I sent two and they responded to the second.
Sorry I can't give you any magic solution.
If you do get to speak to them, please do ask them why the positive reviews on this site are coming through on their site but all the negative ones mysteriously do not. I am sure that they really want...to fix this problem and will immediately attend to it.
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The representative from your company (Lianne E.) has responded to several reviewers that the reviews on this site are biased but that the reviews on your own website reflect a less biased set. I am prepared to accept that however by your own admission the reviews on your own site come from either Google or Product Review. I am curious therefore that when I filter the reviews on your site to view only the Product Review sourced ones the positive ones seem to come across to your site but there seems to be some data problem that prevents the negative reviews coming across. Even more curiously the average review rating is 3.4 and yet there is not a single review below the rating of 4 on your site. Could you perhaps explain the mathematics involved here?
Why is that they are able to respond to questions newer than this one but this one continually gets ignored?
Hi Ash, thanks for the question.
The reviews shown on our website are a small subsection of reviews, and certainly not a complete representation of all reviews available on the internet - we wouldn'...t hope to replicate all of those on our site, given the sheer volume.
Seriously? You have not explained why all the positive reviews magically can be carried through to your site but none of the negative ones. Please do not insult my intelligence by claiming that you ar...e transferring the review data manually. I note that you have changed the wording to indicate that you are only showing a "selection" of reviews from the former wording which seemed to indicate that all of the product review comments were coming through. I am still wondering whether you are in compliance with the misleading and deceptive conduct provisions of the Consumer Law by continuing to have the average rating though. Your average of 3.4 is not the actual average on Product Review I suspect so what exactly is it an average of? An average of your specially selected reviews is meaningless. I suspect that the average rating will disappear off your site in the next week or so.
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