Motley Fool Stock Advisor vs Rule Breakers

What is the difference between Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers? Which one is better? And which one should you choose?

I’ve asked myself ALL those questions before, so I decided to write this article to clear the air.

At first glance you’ll look at the performance chart of each and say, “it’s a no brainer”. Of course, you’d choose Stock Advisor or Rule Breakers, it made more money!

Stock Advisor Performance

Motley-Fool-Stock-Advisor

Rule Breakers Performance

Motley-Fool-Rule-Breakers

However, looks can be deceiving…

If you take a closer look, you will notice a few things that stand out.

  1. Motley Fool Stock Advisor has been around for longer. So, it has had more time to increase its performance. (2002 vs. 2004 for Rule Breakers)
  2. The Rule Breakers chart has higher highs but also lower lows. That means it’s more volatile. Why does that matter? And what does that mean? For 1, it means that it’s riskier. Second, it also means that it has more potential to make higher returns.

What it comes down to is the core difference between Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers is the STRATEGY.

Stock Advisor’s strategy is to recommend larger cap longer term investments with less risk.

Rule Breakers’ strategy is on growth stocks. Rule Breakers is looking for “Homeruns” instead of base hits.  

Motley Fool Stock Advisor vs Rule Breakers Summary

So, which one should you pick?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer.

The answer will vary from one person to the next. I believe you should pick the one that fits best with your risk tolerance.

How risk adverse are you?

It may be a tough question to answer, but luckily there are free resources to help.

The most effective resources I’ve found are online quizzes.

You’ll be asked a series of questions like these…

On a scale of 1 to 5, assign a value to each question.

A person who leads an even, regular life in which few surprises or unexpected happenings arise misses out

Colleagues who look to the ‘tried and trusted’ frustrate me at times. on life.

I prefer meeting and working alongside new people rather than working with people I know well.

Here is the link to Kaplan’s full risk tolerance test.

Once you know your risk tolerance, then it’s easier to decide.

I’ll tell you which one I picked.

As you know, I’ve done a ton of research about the Motley Fool and ended up picking Stock Advisor.  

Here, you can read my full extensive Review of the Motley Fool.

I chose Stock Advisor mostly because of my risk tolerance but also because I follow Tom Gardner (co-CEO of the Motley Fool) closely and it seems like the Stock Advisor picks are genuinely Tom and David Gardner (Co-CEO) personal picks.

Whereas the Rule Breaker picks tend to come from an analyst team at the Fool.

I’m sure at the core, both services are vetted by a team of analysts and follow a strict methodology. But still I like the personal touch of Stock Advisor.

Also, if I was faced with the same decision right now, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick Stock Advisor again.

Firstly, because I’ve been very happy with the service so far.

Secondly, because they are currently running a 50% off promotion from a few selected websites.

So, I reached out to my rep at the Fool and asked if I could offer the same deal to my readers.

Luckily, they said YES!  

I paid $199 for Stock Advisor about a year ago, but now you can it at the lowest price ever for only $99/year.

P.s. You all know me well enough now that I didn’t just stop at asking for the discount. I thought to myself,  it couldn’t hurt to keep pushing, right?

So, I asked if they could offer my readers a lil something extra.

Here’s what they came back with 🙂

 Not only will you get the full Stock Advisor Service for half off, but you will also get:

  • “Tom Gardner’s Double Down Stock.” ($29 value)
  • “1 Total-Conviction Stock for Cable TV’s ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ – One company leads the way as a pioneer in the advertising industry.” ($39 value)
  • “One Stock for the Cannabis Boom: The backdoor play into marijuana investing.”  ($29 value)
  • “Leave Your Wallet at Home: 4 stocks for the digital payments revolution.” ($29 value)
  • “Autonomous Vehicles- Not Just Sci-Fi Anymore.” ($29 value)

That alone is $155 worth of reports… FREE.

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Full disclosure, part of the deal I worked out with the Fool is that I will also get a little kickback if you use my link.

So, you don’t have to use it, but I’d appreciate it. I tried to get the most value for you so that’s it’s a win/win.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the same deal for Rule Breakers (I’m still trying…). But it’s also a great service. So, if are looking for growth stock recommendations, click here to get Rule Breakers

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Let me know if you have any questions about the Motley Fool or about these 2 services. 

I’m more than happy to help.

I’m also going to investigate their Options service soon, so stay tuned for that.

Stock Advisor vs Rule Breakers Comparison

Stock Advisor

$99yearly
  • 2x New stock picks each month
  • Best Buys Now (10 best stocks)
  • Starter Stocks
  • Community and investing resources
  • 100% money back guaranty

Rule Breakers

$299yearly
  • 2x New stock picks each month
  • Best Buys Now (5 best stocks)
  • Starter Stocks
  • Community and investing resources
  • 100% money back guaranty
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