Finding Articles on The Motley Fool Website

How can I find a particular article on the Fool site?

There are a number of ways, depending on how recently it was published and how much you can remember about it:

  • If it was published in the last day or so, have a look at the Most Recent page.
  • If it’s older than that, but you know roughly when it was published, have a look in the Archives. The archives are arranged by year, and by month for each “year” page. 
  • You could search the site for it – see the answer to question 2, below.

How do I search the Fool site?

At the top right of almost any page on the site you will see a text-entry box labelled “Enter Keywords or Ticker”.

If you’re searching for articles on a particular company, just enter its ticker symbol — eg, BARC for Barclays — and you’ll get taken to the summary page for the company.  Recent articles about it will be listed in the “News and Commentary” section, on the left-hand side of the page.

If you don’t know the ticker symbol for a company, enter its name – eg, Banco Santander.  You’ll then get search results for what you entered.  Matches for company names, together with their ticker  symbols, will be shown the “Companies” box at the top right of the search results page.

You can also limit your search to articles, or discussion board posts — or all — using the “Refine by Type” checkboxes on the left-hand side of the results page, and/or also sort by date (rather than relevance) by clicking on the ‘Date’ link near the top right of the page.

I still can’t find what I’m looking for. What can I do?

What you need is the collective brain power of the Fool community!

If you post a message on the ‘Ask A Foolish Question‘ discussion board, there’s be bound to be someone amongst the regular readers who will be able to help.