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The Motley Fool co-founders share their top 10 stock picks and more

September 30, 2020

The Motley Fool co-founders share their top 10 stock picks and more

David Gardner & Tom Gardner

Chief Rule Breaker and Co-Founder of The Motley Fool & CEO and Co-Founder of The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool co-founders explain how to make sense of the equity markets.

In the latest Walker Webcast, we tackled the question on everyone's mind: How do we make sense of the equity markets?

The Motley Fool co-founders David and Tom Gardner answered this question and more, sharing investing expertise with listeners and providing their top 10 stock picks. The guests covered:

  • The equity market in 2001 vs. the equity market now
  • Advice for investing
  • The uncertain state of retail, hospitality, and office REITs
  • ...and more!

A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and in its first seven years as a public company has seen its shares appreciate 547%.

David Gardner
David Gardner

David Gardner is chief rule breaker at The Motley Fool, a financial services company he co-founded in 1993 alongside his brother Tom. The Motley Fool’s purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer, and to that end, David has picked stocks for a worldwide membership for 26 years, and hosted his own weekly podcast Rule Breaker Investing since 2015. In October 2018, David made his 200th consecutive monthly stock pick for the company’s flagship service Motley Fool Stock Advisor; those 200 picks returned an average annualized return of 20.7% over those 16+ years, vs. the market’s S&P 500 average of 7.5%. He and his wife Margaret both graduated as Morehead-Cain Scholars from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988; David is a recipient of UNC’s prestigious “Distinguished Young Alumni Award.” He loves games of all kinds, especially board games, having a collection of hundreds of them, which the Gardners have played a lot over the years with their three children.

Tom Gardner
Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner is the chief executive officer and co-chairman of The Motley Fool, a financial services company he co-founded in 1993 with his brother, David, and Erik Rydholm. What began as a traditional print newsletter has grown into an international multimedia network that offers financial and business solutions to millions of Fools worldwide. Tom is a firm believer in the practice of Conscious Capitalism and leads the company by way of its established “Golden Rule” principles designed to create simultaneous value for all of the company’s stakeholders. Tom’s leadership and commitment to creating a diverse culture of inclusion, belonging, and succeeding has resulted in employee engagement scores over 90%, the company twice being named as Glassdoor’s #1 Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For in America, and year-after-year inclusion as a top workplace in the Washington, DC area.

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