A while back I checked out The Motley Fool while doing some research on mutual funds. I found their educational content to be a great overview of what to look for and started exploring. While The Motley Fool has a lot of great content, I'm not entirely comfortable with their incessant up-selling.
They always so eager to tell me about some "insiders" stock of the day that they are sure is just about to explode tomorrow if only I will give them some of my valuable personal information. Is this a scam? Are they just using their legacy educational content to bait people into their premium services? Are their premium services even any good? The Motley Fool once had a fair amount of Internet street cred.
Are The Motley Fool's stock picks and services worth giving any mind share to or are they just another Jim Cramer loudly shouting ticker symbols to sell advertisements?