“I have been a member at Motley Fool for a year now and I regret I haven’t done it earlier.
For 100$ per year you get really good, well researched stock recommendations and what is more - complete sound investing philosophy.
I would NEVER pick stocks again on my own again - and I have read dozens and dozens of books about investing, value investing, valuation, etc. and I have done it for years, so I know how to do it.
I recommend to friends also indexing wit...ith ETFs, but for me it is boring and a index fund ist just a number that goes up or down. Stocks on other hand have a story - and people love stories. For me this way it is easier to hold on when hard times come by. When you know what companies are you holding, when you understand what they do and know that they make the world a better place.
I do own index funds also of course.
So investing in individual stock via recommendation service like Motley Fool helps you to learn a lot about business, about trends, about economy.
I also listen to the podcasts of Motley Foll and David Gardner and it has helped me to learn a lot and also has made me a better person. In free podcast of David Gardner Rule Breaker Investing he sometimes talks about the recommended stocks, so it is nice way to have a free preview if you want to try it.