Subject: Heartbroken: The Motley Fool becoming too foolish for me
David and Tom,
From the early days when I read the Motley fool on AOL, I greatly admired the distinction of Foolish from foolish in the philosophy presented by The Motley Fool(TMF). It has served as a guiding principle in my 32+ years of successful personal investing. Over the years as I have been a subscribers to various services (mainly Rule Breakers & Stock Advisor) the website has gradually transformed to become more and more foolish. It is disheartening. Day after day I see headline articles about Shiba Inu? Is this the folly you want to direct your ‘Foolish’ audience towards? Yes, I think cryptocurrency has a place in today’s investing conversation. But has TMF sunk to using it as top story Click-Bait? If you visit the home page most days, it appears it has.
I have been really disgusted to see daily stories with headlines such as “Why stock X jumped 8% today?” “Why stock Y crashed 5% today?” becoming so commonplace on your pages.
Have you lost your minds? These were the things the original TMF used to teach and preach against. I dearly miss the integrity of the original TMF spirit that once thrived on your website and would call out these fools for their short-term, gold-rush thinking. I feel like my trusted childhood best friend is now unrecognizable to the person I knew. He’s selling swampland in Florida to our old friends with zero remorse. I’m heartbroken. I’m ashamed to watch your website devolve into some TMZ-lite version of the financial news on the web.
Your old friend,