Consuelo Mack Interviews Motley Fool Co-Founders the Gardner Brothers

In July, Consuelo Mack of Wealthtrack interviewed David and Tom Gardner, co-founders of The Motley Fool, to mark their firm’s 25th anniversary. Here are some highlights: The Gardner brothers contend, says Mack, that it’s “relatively easy to beat the market once you get the core principles down.” Tom describes these principles as: Track your returns against the market; Know your time horizon. It’s very tough to beat the market on a short time frame, he… Read More

Motley Fool’s Gardner: “Buy High and Try Not to Sell at All”

While passive index funds are all the rage, top-performing investor David Gardner says he still thinks investors will do better picking individual stocks than they would buying index funds – if they have the energy, time, and interest. And in a recent interview with WealthTrack, Gardner – the co-creator of The Motley Fool – talked about the stock-picking approach he has used to produce exceptional returns over the long haul. Gardner says he has made… Read More

A Fool's Recipe for Beating the Market

Motley Fool co-founders Tom and David Gardner have both put up exceptional long-term track records, and in a recent interview with WealthTrack, Tom discussed the brothers’ investment philosophy. Gardner says that the biggest thing an investor can do to improve their chances of success is extend their time horizon. He also says that, while the Fool offers a number of different approaches and portfolios, all of them center on the concepts of focusing on the… Read More

Gardners See Plenty of Opportunities

While a number of recent financial scandals have led many investors to grow weary of the stock market, Motley Fool co-creators Tom and David Gardner say investors shouldn’t lose faith in stock investing. “I think that it is a great time to invest — I have always felt that way,” David tells Yahoo! Finance’s Daily Ticker. “While the backdrop of the system and a lot of skepticism is out there, probably it’s also a sign… Read More

A ‘Foolish’ Strategy That Trounces The Market

In a recent article for Canada’s Globe and Mail, Darcy Keith highlights Validea.com’s top-performing model, the strategy that Validea CEO John Reese bases on the approach of Tom and David Gardner of The Motley Fool. Validea’s 10-stock, monthly rebalanced Fool-inspired portfolio has returned 226.4% (14.7% annualized) since its 2003 inception, vs. just 34.3% (3.5% annualized) for the S&P 500. “Don’t let the name deceive you; there’s nothing to be feeling foolish about here,” Keith writes. “The… Read More

Big Returns in Small Stocks

In his latest article for Canada’s Globe and Mail, Validea CEO John Reese takes a look at his small-stock-focused Motley Fool-based strategy, which has returned 16.1% per year in its eight-year history in the U.S., vs. 3.5% for the S&P 500. “Just as analysts and institutional buyers (which are often too big to take a meaningful stake in small stocks) tend to overlook smaller stocks, so too do average investors,” Reese writes. “Because of that,… Read More