Motley Fool Inside Value
Inside Value (IV) launched in 2004. The service makes one or two buy recommendations each month to its members, depending on current opportunities. Members also receive sell recommendations for any recommended stocks, access to the premium version of My Scorecard, weekly update emails on all active recommendations, and full access to the complete service scorecard, including full past performance of all picks (true of all Motley Fool advisory services).
Inside Value's bread-and-butter strategy is recommending out-of-favor businesses with strong competitive advantages, though it has been known to opportunistically dabble with deep value plays. Taking a long-term perspective, the service advocates a buy to hold strategy and recommends selling only if a stock hits the team's estimate of intrinsic value, if the team concludes its investing thesis is busted, or if the stock is likely a value trap.
From inception in 08/04 through 11/11, the average Inside Value recommendation has outperformed the S&P 500 by roughly 4 percentage points. IV was also named one of the Top 10 Investing Letters of 2011 by MarketWatch.
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