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“Let your winners run!” Investment philosophies from Tom Gardner, CEO of The Motley Fool

February 23, 2022

“Let your winners run!” Investment philosophies from Tom Gardner, CEO of The Motley Fool

Tom Gardner

CEO & Co-Founder of The Motley Fool

Tom Gardner, CEO of The Motley Fool, joins Willy to discuss the best ways to build wealth and the future of digital assets.

Looking to fine-tune your investment strategy? Tom Gardner, CEO of stock advisory company, The Motley Fool, is here to help! Tom has made a career out of educating people on the markets, and his stock predictions have been uncanny. He joins Willy to discuss the best way to build wealth, factors to consider when investing in a company, the future of digital assets, crypto, NFTs, and so much more. 

Willy welcomes Tom Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of financial and investment advice company, The Motley Fool, which he began with his brother, David, in 1993. This is Tom’s second time joining us on the Walker Webcast! 

Tom describes the investing style at The Motley Fool, mentioning that there are many different ways to succeed. At Motley, they recognize that investing is not one size fits all. The challenge of being an advisor is having the ability to meet everyone on their own terms. While it’s fun to follow the daily market, long-term commitments are where the true value lies. Tom also shares how to know when it’s time to cash in on an investment versus when it’s in your best interest to hold. On average, the philosophy of “letting winners run” is a very smart way to approach the market. 

Tom discusses the Ascent, a Motley Fool Service that rates and reviews products for everyday money matters. It is a smaller part of the business, but still a rapidly growing part of the site. With 300 million individuals visiting the site in the last year, there is ample opportunity to gather individuals and negotiate better deals. 

Tom believes that 90 percent of cryptocurrency will be worthless in the future. Digital transformation, however, is here to stay. Discussing NFTS, Tom stresses that every business will want to have some sort of token to reward customers for their loyalty. He also shares that every great company will eventually hit a wall – it’s inevitable. When looking at companies to invest in, he says we shouldn’t look for companies that we think won’t hit a wall. We should know they will and anticipate if the leadership team is strong enough to work through it.  

As the episode wraps up, Tom tells Willy about his own personal board of directors. Then, Tom shares an anecdote about a billionaire who got an idea from The Motley Fool. The financial world wants a company that is willing to be accountable, admit its mistakes, and create an open environment for people to learn. This gives reason to The Motley Fool’s mission to create a smarter, happier, richer world. 


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