Overlap in stock recommendations

As you likely know, we have no 'house view' at The Motley Fool. All of our services have specific mandates. Sometimes those are style (say higher-risk, income, growth etc) and others are size (small cap). We also have different advisors across our services and this brings different ideas.  All of our analysts talk shop every day, but each service does its own primary research and forms its own opinions. 

We feel it is helpful to understand an opposing argument, even for shares you hold yourself or are preparing to buy or sell.

As such, we don't restrict stocks to one premium service or another, and it is common to have stocks overlap. If an analyst team likes a stock and believes that it fits within their service, they are free to recommend it even if it has been recommended elsewhere.

All active recommendations are still buy recommendations, because we believe they can beat the market over the next 3-5 years.

The best overall businesses might be the leading companies in several different trends or industries, and we think that’s a good thing. We’re not going to disqualify our best ideas within a new set of research just because the stocks may not be brand new to The Motley Fool. We have an extremely diverse group of members who all have different needs and goals, therefore, we have many different products to fit these different needs.

When we find a great stock that will fit a variety of portfolios and services, we will put them in each one that it fits. You can consider a stock even more of a recommendation if you see it recommended by multiple analysts across the different services we offer.

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