The stock market is the greatest wealth-creation machine of all-time,
but we’re not taught anything about it in school.
We think that’s wrong. We’re here to help.

Our Mission:

To demystify the stock market.

We create educational content that can help anyone to learn how the stock market works.

Our Beliefs:

  • The stock market is the greatest wealth-creation machine of all time.
  • Anyone can learn to invest in the stock market successfully.
  • The only way to invest successfully is for the long-term.
  • The fastest way to improve is to learn from other successful investors.

Meet The Team:

Brian Feroldi

Brian Feroldi has been investing in individual stocks since 2004. In the beginning, he had no idea what he was doing and got his teeth kicked in. His returns improved dramatically as his experience and knowledge about the stock market grew.

Brian’s career mission statement is “to demystify the stock market.” He loves to help other people do better with their investments. He has written over 3,000 articles on stocks, investing, and personal finance for the Motley Fool.

In 2022, Brian’s best-selling book Why Does The Stock Market Go Up? was published. It was written to explain how the stock market works in plain English.

Brian lives in New England with his wife and three kids.

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Brian Stoffel has been investing in individual stocks since 2009 and is a teacher at heart. Brian has been investing for more than a decade and he has written more than 4,000 articles for The Motley Fool.

Brian worked as a middle school teacher in Washington DC for more than 5 years. He and his wife had a “mini-retirement” in Costa Rica and now spent a portion of their year there in a container-ship home.

Brian plans his life and his investments around “antifragile” principles.

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Brian Withers

Brian Withers has been investing in individual stocks since 1997. As trained as an engineer, he spent 30 years of his career at IBM, Dell, and Allergen. Brian became semi-retired at age 53 thanks to his financial acumen.

Brian left the corporate world in 2019 and has worked as a freelancer for the Motley Fool ever since. He’s written hundreds of articles for and poured over countless financial statements and earnings reports as part of his work on Motley Fool Live video programs.

He loves investing in companies that are disrupting the status quo.

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Matthew Cochrane has been investing in individual stocks since 2007. By day, he’s s a detective. By night, Matthew is a writer and investor, helping others discover how the magic of investing can financially transform their lives.

Matthew now wants to help others find this same freedom from financial stress. A former contributor to Motley Fool and 7investing, he has written hundreds of articles on finances, stocks, and investing.

Matthew serves as a trustee on his police department’s pension board, a position he was elected to by his fellow officers. He lives in South Florida with his wife and four kids.

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