About The Motley Fool

Here we explain the Fool’s history and core investing beliefs, plus the various services we offer.

The Motley Fool is dedicated to making the world smarter, happier, and richer.

Tom and David Gardner, co-founders of The Motley FoolFounded in the US in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner (those two handsome chaps on the right), The Motley Fool helps people attain financial freedom through our website, our selection of premium investing newsletters and reports.

In 1997 we launched the UK version of The Motley Fool and that’s the website you’re looking at right now.

Our US website can be found at www.fool.com, and we have expanded into other countries as well, with websites in Canada, Australia, and Germany.

In all we do, we take a different approach:

  • we believe that the individual investor can beat the market;
  • we believe that anyone can do it, even if they don’t have a lot of time or money to devote to investing;
  • we believe in a long-term outlook, helping people build wealth over time; and
  • we believe that the person best positioned to take care of your financial future is you.

Our Investing Services

The Motley Fool aims to provide solutions for investors of every kind. Our products and services — whether free or subscription-based — are designed to help people take control of their investments.

Our offerings include:


The Fool’s award-winning website publishes dozens of articles each week covering company results, share ideas, portfolio management, asset allocation and much, much more.

Fool.co.uk has distribution partnerships with numerous sites such as Yahoo, Investing.com and MSN, and you can allow follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Our Subscription Investment Newsletter Services

Share Advisor is our flagship share recommendation service. Members get two recommendations per month, one of which is growth orientated and the other income based, plus weekly updates reviewing the progress of previous tips, the latest investing news and educational content (in our unique Foolish style, of course). This service primarily recommends UK and US-listed shares valued at £500m+.

Hidden Winners is our UK small-cap share recommendation service, where we pick shares that typically range in value from £20m up to around £500m. Members will get at least one small cap share recommendation per month, and we also follow the fortunes of numerous other small caps that form what we call the Hidden Winners Universe. Unique to this service, we will also periodically highlight small cap shares to avoid.

To help you decide which service might be right for you we’ve created a detailed comparison of our share recommendation services

The Motley Fool UK Personal Finance

The Motley Fool UK Personal Finance is our personal finance section of the site that gives guidance to help readers make well-informed decisions when it comes to their money. Before a Fool turns to stock-picking, they ought to have their finances in order first…

As such, you’ll find unbiased reviews where we score products with a 5-star rating, allowing readers to compare credit cards and the like, as well as comparison pages, handy calculators, in-depth guides and a whole lot more across our website!

Fool on! 

Team Fool UK