Dear fellow investor,
I’m going to be blunt…
If you want real, life-changing “ground-floor” returns, it’s time to forget about Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (a group of stocks we often refer to with the acronym FAANG).
Look, here at The Motley Fool, we’ve seen amazing returns from those five companies over the past decade.
Perhaps higher returns than anybody else on the planet.
And we owe the FAANG a huge debt of gratitude for not only delivering us sky-high returns but also changing the way we live our lives on a day-to-day basis.
We all walk around with a supercomputer in our pockets thanks to Apple.
We can have basically anything on the face of the earth delivered to our front doorstep within a day thanks to Amazon.
And we can figure out the answer to essentially any question known to man thanks to Google.
But here’s the simple truth about the FAANG – their current combined market cap is already more than $7.3 trillion.
Trillion – with a T!
For them to continue the run they’ve been on over the past decade would require a fundamental shift in the concept of, well, wealth.
They’re simply too big now to keep it up at the same rate.
And if you’re expecting them to continue carrying your portfolio throughout the 2020s like they have for the past 10+ years, you’re likely in for a rude awakening.
So what do we do? Just give up on the concept of outsized “ground-floor” returns for the foreseeable future?
I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not!
Our job here at the Fool is to constantly find you what our experts think could be the next big thing in the market.
In this case, “The Next FAANG!”
We call them the FAZER stocks.
F – the edge computing pioneer that enables internet data to travel between different countries – and even continents – at warp speed.
A – at only $8.5B in market cap, this revolutionary software platform is singlehandedly replacing the concept of the in-house “tech team.”
Z – the radical video technology company changing the way society will communicate in the future.
E – the “next Google” that’s redefining the concept of search functionality as we know it, but at 75 times smaller than the current size of Google.
R – the silent king of streaming media that has set itself up perfectly to dominate tomorrow’s entertainment industry.
Like we’ve seen with the FAANG stocks over the past 10 years, we believe these five FAZER companies could ultimately define the new decade.
And according to our research, it’s entirely possible that the next trillion-dollar-market-cap company could be among them!
(A feat just six companies in stock market history have accomplished.)
After all, not only are all five of the FAZER stocks also in the technology sector…
… But together, FAZER’s average market cap is presently just about 1/37 the size of the FAANG stocks.
Instead of being in the seventh-inning stretch of their lifespan like the FAANG appears to be, the FAZER stocks have only just had the first pitch!
You see, there’s one other thing they have in common…
All five FAZER stocks are recent IPOs!
And if you've been paying even a lick of attention lately, you know the IPO landscape is on fire in a way we haven't seen in decades.
Back in May 2020, Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND), the first-ever "alternative meat" producer to hit the public markets, soared a ridiculous 163% the day it IPO'd...
Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ: ZM) shot up 72% on its first day of trading alone.
You don’t have to go far to find big-time gains, either. Look at the kind of Day 1 returns that cloud-based security company CrowdStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD) delivered.
Or just one day later, when we saw Israeli online freelance marketplace Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR) skyrocket 90% on its first day of trading – nearly DOUBLING every dollar that investors put into it on Day 1 alone.
And then PetSmart’s online pet retailer Chewy (NYSE: CHWY) capped off back-to-back-to-back days with huge IPOs when it went public on June 14 and shot up 59% on its first day of trading.
Slide the calendar back to 2018, and you’ll see much of the same.
Medicinal cannabis giant Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) tripled every dollar that investors put into it, soaring a whopping 215% in 2018 alone.
As I said earlier, the IPO market is on a historic tear right now.
With tens of thousands of clever everyday investors across America and Canada fast finding themselves newly minted millionaires...or even decamillionaires in the process.
It's a phenomenon we haven't seen in 20 years now, going back to the height of the dot-com boom. But the true reality of the situation is this:
The dot-com era has NOTHING on this new “Golden Age of IPOs"!
Don’t just take it from me…
According to The Wall Street Journal, new IPOs raised a total of more than US$62 billion in 2019.
So it's no wonder in 2019, Yahoo! Finance reported a stunning 5,000 new millionaires could have been minted just in Silicon Valley from new companies going public that year.
So it’s probably not a surprise that newspapers have been pumping out headlines like…
“A giant IPO wave is coming as ‘unicorns’ whet investor appetite”
“IPO wave is coming, and investors spy a payday”
-The Business Times
Best part of all this?
Unlike the dot-com bubble, the new “Golden Age of IPOs” isn’t all hype…
Gone are the days of horror stories like Pets.com and eToys.com back in the dot-com days, both of which are likely to pop up on any "Worst IPOs of all time" list you'll come across.
As the WSJ explains, in comparison to the IPO frenzy two decades ago, when companies would make millions off their IPO with – as they put it – "little more than a business plan and a ‘dot-com' in their names":
“Today’s crop is different. The companies debuting now are far bigger and far older. According to research from Jay Ritter, an IPO expert at the University of Florida, the median age for tech companies going public in 1999 and 2000 was four and five years, respectively, compared with 12 years in 2018. Median sales, meanwhile, were about US$12 million then, compared with US$173.6 million last year.”
–The Wall Street Journal
Simply put, by almost any metric, the slew of companies filing to IPO are much safer… much older… and much more proven than their “get rich, then get out of Dodge” brethren of the late ’90s.
And as I said earlier, there are a lot of them. More than 150 in 2019 alone, and over 40 so far this year.
That rare combination of quality + quantity is exactly why we’ve taken to calling this phenomenon the “Golden Age of IPOs” around The Motley Fool.
It’s also why Motley Fool co-founder, and CEO Tom Gardner himself personally ordered a comprehensive review of The Motley Fool’s history with recommending IPOs…
… all with the goal of determining how best to play this “Golden Age of IPOs” going forward, on behalf of members like you.
After more than a year of late nights chained to the desk, our research analysts uncovered results that proved nothing short of remarkable… even flat-out mind-boggling.
Tom himself began plans for a US$1,000,000 bet of The Motley Fool LLC’s own money on this “Golden Age of IPOs” that will represent perhaps the most daring and outrageous single investment in his more than a quarter century as a professional investor.
I'll reveal those results to you in just a moment, including precisely where the FAZER stocks fit into all of this.
But for you to understand these results properly...
I first need to ask you one simple yet all-important question…
(You’ll grasp why shortly.)
What is the single biggest killer of wealth you can possibly imagine?
Give it a few seconds of honest thought.
It has nothing to do with recessions… pullbacks...corrections...or even pandemics.
Nor does it have to do with piling whole hog into a real stinker of a stock – or even an emerging industry as a whole – and seeing it go belly up.
In fact, it may surprise you to learn that this single biggest wealth killer doesn’t have anything to do with a traditionally “bad” event at all.
And yet I’d bet my bottom dollar that it’s cost everyone — from a casual investor working a day job in an Iowa corn field to the most grizzled Wall St. or Bay St. hedge fund veterans — more money than every other money mistake you could make.
Still stumped? Allow me to explain…
See, if you’re anything like me, you’ve lost track of the number of times you’ve yelled at yourself with some combination of the following 11 words…
“If only I had invested in X from the very beginning!””
Or perhaps for you it’s more along the lines of…
“Why the heck did I wait so long to get into Y? It was SO obvious!”
Believe me, I’ve probably said it to myself a hundred times…
“If only I’d gotten in on Amazon.com when it went public back in 1997 at just US$18 a share!”
We’ve all been guilty of it.
So as painful as it may feel and regardless of how many times you may have cursed yourself for missing out, rest assured that you’re far from alone.
Holding off too long on investing in a company you already believe in with the idea of getting in at just the right moment is an all-too-common mistake.
THE all-too-common mistake.
Trust me, we’ve heard it from thousands upon thousands of members in our 28 years here at the Fool.
And without a shadow of a doubt, it’s cost those members hundreds of millions… if not literally billions of dollars in wealth over the years.
But now I want you to imagine this…
What if there were a way to know whether to invest in each and every company preparing to IPO…
… When exactly to do so…
… What it takes to navigate the incredibly tricky IPO process…
… And how much money you should be putting behind each company that goes public, as a percentage of your portfolio?
All with the goal of ensuring you never have to utter that irksome phrase “If only I had gotten in earlier” ever again!
Which brings me full circle to the astounding results of the IPO investigation we began nearly one year ago to the day.
Including how we uncovered one of the most powerful and influential investing traits in the quarter century since The Motley Fool was founded.
A factor that ties together an incredible number of The Motley Fool’s genuine “Hall of Fame” U.S. recommendations such as…
Netflix, up 27,552%
Shopify, up 7,039%
Baidu, up 2,169%
TransDigm, up 919%
MercadoLibre, up 10,749%
No need to cherry-pick returns, though.
We back-tested a whopping 2,167 past U.S. Motley Fool stock picks from 1995 to 2019 to see how recommendations with this trait performed vs. the market as a whole.
As the chart clearly shows, Motley Fool stocks that were recommended in what we call the “IPO Sweet Spot” flat-out obliterate the S&P 500 over the same time period.
It’s hard to deny the math…
Anytime you’re able to outpace the market by a factor of nearly 4 to 1, you’re on to something as an investor.
And as you probably guessed, the specific, all-important factor I’m referring to is that all of these Motley Fool stocks were recommended relatively shortly after they went public.
Or, as we call it, the “IPO Sweet Spot.”
Now, I know what you’re probably thinking…
“So all I have to do these days is buy any old IPO that comes along… right?” Dead wrong! Here’s why…
As nice as it sounds, if that were true, then everybody and their grandmother would be getting filthy rich off IPOs.
And as we’ve discovered from our own research, that certainly isn’t the case.
In a study of 2,100 past IPOs going back to 1995, The Motley Fool found…
Just 40% of IPOs outperformed the market in their first five years...
A mere 47% made money at all…
The median IPO underperformed by nearly 38% after 10 years…
And here's the real kicker. Just 3.4% of all IPOs accounted for the US$2 trillion in total economic gains. That’s a mere 74 companies out of over 2,000.
It’s sobering data for any individual investor. And it shows just how insanely difficult investing in the IPO market can be if you are doing it on your own.
After all, ridesharing service Uber (NYSE: UBER) was the most anticipated IPO since Facebook when it went public in May 2019.
Everybody was excited for Uber to finally go public, after years of anticipation.
Then what happened…?
Investors actually saw a loss of 7.6% on the first day of trading. And Uber’s IPO was deemed such a flop it prompted a flood of headlines like…
“Uber’s Colossal I.P.O. Flop May Be The Worst Ever On Wall Street”
“Uber Is One of the Worst Performing IPOs Ever”
“Uber's IPO Joins Ranks of Wall Street Flops”
“Congratulations to Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History”
Yikes! But that’s not the half of it…
Investors who grabbed a piece of Uber on Day 1 lost an estimated total of US$655 million, prompting CNN to state:
“Uber's hugely disappointing Wall Street debut is historic. Never has a company this well-known, one that has generated such an insane amount of hype and media coverage, done as poorly on its first day of trading.”
Our research also uncovered something else that may surprise you, especially if you’re intrigued by these massive US$80 billion front-page IPOs like Uber.
In analyzing 1,479 past IPOs, our in-house research team determined that companies that were valued at less than US$1 billion in market cap when they went public significantly outperformed those “unicorns” that were valued above US$1 billion.
And while Uber’s IPO may be disappointing, this next story is downright crazy…
In April 2019, a company called Zoom Video Communications went public. It was a pretty big deal in the IPO world, and Tom Gardner personally loves the company so much that we put Zoom's technology to use at The Motley Fool's HQ...long before everyone began using it to work from home.
But quite a few investors were taken aback when they discovered that a basically unheard-of penny stock called Zoom Technologies was up a staggering 56,000% in a SINGLE MONTH.
Investors were so excited about getting in on Zoom Video's IPO that they didn't even stop to check which "Zoom" they were pouring millions of dollars into!
And that’s the problem with the IPO market.
It can be fickle or even downright dangerous…
Many IPOs rely almost entirely on hype…
And with so little public information initially available, it can be borderline impossible to know as much about these companies as you can about more-established businesses that have been publicly reporting earnings for years now.
If you don’t have a professional who has unlocked the key to show you precisely how to do it, that is.
Just like we’ve done in the past on behalf of Motley Fool members for “tricky” investments like…
Options… right up until we launched Motley Fool Options to our US members, and went on to make members money on nearly 9 out of 10 trades.
Microcaps… right before we launched Rising Stars, which is pummeling the market which is pummeling the market 204.7% to 93.6%.
And most recently with cannabis… before we launched our Marijuana Masters service, which is currently beating the benchmark by 79.6 percentage points.
In every case, members like you have asked us for more coverage on the hottest investment in the market at that moment. And each time we found a way to do it capital-F Foolishly.
(Not to mention quite successfully, as you can see directly above.)
And now we usher in the "Golden Age of IPOs."
… IPOs are beating the market by 7X.
The amount of wealth set to be created both by recent IPOs just starting out on their long investment journey AND soon-to-IPO companies who’ve yet to even take the first step is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
But it brings us to a difficult yet incredibly important question you must ask yourself if you don’t want to let this “Golden Age of IPOs” pass you by:
“With more than 200 IPOs every year… and all the hype and media attention often focused on just a small handful… how the heck do I know which ones to buy?”
After all, how are you going to personally find the time to keep up with every scrap of information that comes out on the 200+ expected IPOs this year?
Or the 200+ in the year after?
At least it is for your average, everyday investor…
But not for The Motley Fool, and not for Tom Gardner.
This kind of situation is exactly where we do our best work on behalf of investors just like you.
Which is why just last year, Tom Gardner made perhaps the single boldest investing bet of his entire 28-year career as a professional investor...
Join Tom Gardner as a Member of IPO Trailblazers and watch as he invests US$1,000,000 of The Motley Fool LLC’s very own cash into the hottest current and upcoming IPOs on the market!
As the name suggests, IPO Trailblazers is the first service in Motley Fool history 100% dedicated to the goal of building life-changing wealth through the IPO market.
If it doesn’t have anything to do with following IPOs, you will not find it in IPO Trailblazers.
For my money, it’s the single most important venture we’ve ever launched here at The Motley Fool, for the simple reason I explained to you earlier…
I wholeheartedly believe there is no greater killer of wealth among Motley Fool members than waiting too long to get in on the most incredible businesses of our era.
The longer and longer you wait to get in, the higher and higher the chance will be that you’ve yet again missed out on the long runway of another “Hall of Fame” stock.
And as you see the stock continue to edge up, you start telling yourself “It’s too late to get in now”… or “I’ll just wait for it to take a small 10% haircut.”
Meanwhile, the stock price just keeps shooting straight up and to the right for the simple reason that it’s a good company!
Meaning you potentially miss out on tens of thousands… even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. If not more!
With IPO Trailblazers all of that changes in a heartbeat.
As Tom has told me many times, IPOs represent the one and only way for investors like you and me to truly get in on the ground floor of some of the amazing success stories I showed you earlier.
MercadoLibre’s 10,813% “IPO Sweet Spot” return in the US.
Or the 2,331% “IPO Sweet Spot” return our US investors saw from Baidu.
And of course, who could forget the US pick of Netflix’s epic 28,324% “IPO Sweet Spot” return?
No more sifting through complicated IPO documents you don’t understand… or trying to figure out how the financial news media could possibly spend 85% of their time talking about Uber only to see it crash and burn on Day 1.
As a member of IPO Trailblazers, all YOU have to do is sit back and follow along with Tom Gardner’s personal “best of breed” IPO recommendations!
Because aside from The Motley Fool’s overall track record in the U.S. of outperforming the market by nearly 4 to 1, Tom himself has personally overseen the recommendations of more than a few stocks that fell into the “IPO Sweet Spot,” in his US services such as:
Buffalo Wild Wings (now private) – +1,013%
Tesla – +10,150.9%
Safety Insurance Group – +361.8%
Chipotle – +2,928.2%
While we obviously know that not every stock will perform that well, they're exactly what Tom Gardner is committed to hunting for in IPO Trailblazers.
In fact, I was allowed to attend a closed-door meeting with Tom and his personal analyst team.
Toward the end of the hour-and-a-half-long meeting, Tom cleared his throat and calmly yet firmly announced the following to his army of senior analysts who were paying rapt attention:
“If you can’t convincingly argue for a stock to QUINTUPLE its share price at the bare minimum, don’t even bother bringing it to the table for inclusion in this service.”
From the tone of his voice, it was obvious he meant business, too.
A bare minimum requirement of 4X returns potential means Tom thinks you could bag at least 400% gains on every one of the stocks he recommends in IPO Trailblazers.
Simply put, Tom and team are going big-game hunting. If a stock doesn’t have potentially life-changing upside, it’s not going in this service.
And while the potential for 4X growth on every stock that goes in the portfolio may be all that many investors need to hear in order to immediately jump on board with Tom’s US$1,000,000 IPO bet, I’m well aware that a good many would prefer to hear exactly how he plans to go about accomplishing them.
After all, IPO investing can be overly complex… tricky… frustrating… and sometimes just flat-out confusing to follow.
Which is why Tom Gardner believes successful IPO investing requires a tried and true “system”
You see, after countless hours of research and refinement over the past few months in the lead-up to this first-ever launch of IPO Trailblazers, Tom has solidified a list of “4X IPO Factors” that will form a huge part of his decision-making process.
Tom considers these factors to be of the utmost importance when it comes to determining whether a stock genuinely has the ability to shoot up 4X its current value.
Even if you decide not to join us in IPO Trailblazers today, you’d do well to keep these factors top of mind anytime you’re considering buying into an IPO.
“4X IPO Factor” No. 1 – Uniqueness
The main area where IPO investing distinguishes itself from all other forms.
Because when it comes to a company going public, it has a legitimate chance to bring something to the public markets that currently does not exist.
...Something that NO other company presently out there can accomplish.
And when it comes to getting in on the ground floor of not the currently great...but the NEXT great businesses of our time, it's the single factor that most excites Tom Gardner about IPO investing above all others.
“4X IPO Factor” No. 2 – Leadership
It's pretty easy to see why brilliant leadership is not merely important but absolutely paramount when it comes to IPO investing.
Just consider that when Tom and his team first start researching some of these IPOs, many still haven't even released a publicly available financial document yet. Not one.
All you get is private equity firms spitballing what they think the valuation should be.
If you're lucky, you may learn whether the company is profitable or not.
On top of that, you don't have any kind of history of how the company has done in relation to itself. No revenue growth rates. No same-store sales numbers. No subscriber growth figures.
And when it's hard to tell exactly how successful a company actually is financially, the importance of having a leader you wholeheartedly believe in gets amplified. BIG TIME.
Which is why it's so vital that Tom Gardner has an advantage shared by very few other IPO investors on the face of the earth...
He's not merely evaluating IPOs – as the CEO of The Motley Fool, he's also running his very own nine-figure business on a day-to-day basis!
Meaning Tom can stare CEOs right in the eyes and ask exactly the right questions to discern whether they're working harder to grow your wealth than you ever had to work to get it in the first place.
After all, that's exactly what he's doing day in and day out for his own company!
Recently, Tom identified another leader just like that in Shopify CEO and founder Tobias Lütke.
Still just 41 years old, Lütke is the company's single largest shareholder – with a stake worth around US$12.96 billion!
Tom believes a CEO with proper skin in the game is THE key to determining whether IPOs have what it takes to skyrocket 400% or more.
And after 28 years as a businessman and professional investor, he's pretty good at identifying them. Remember our "IPO Sweet Spot" recommendation of Shopify from earlier?
It's not like this is a new concept, though. Think about it...
Seventy years ago, what was the key difference between McDonald's and the tens of thousands of other restaurants across America?
It certainly wasn't better burgers...
It was Ray Kroc.
What was the difference between Walmart and the thousands of other Main Street stores it outhustled and outcompeted on its way to dominance of American retail?
And why did Apple turn every US$10,000 invested in its IPO into more than $14.49 million today?
Point being, if you can identify these transformative leaders early in the process, you're almost guaranteed big returns down the line.
And if you guess wrong, you're probably setting yourself up for disaster.
Which is why actually having one of these great company leaders – Tom Gardner – personally on your side for every IPO decision recommended in IPO Trailblazers you make is truly invaluable.
After all, as the co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, Tom's been in countless meetings with board members and venture capitalists who've pressured him to take the company public.
And he knows that many private companies are only going public because they're being compelled to by their board or VCs...or they're drowning in debt and simply have no other choice!
That's what makes his wealth of experience all the more important on behalf of everyday investors like you: being able to spot those hundreds of companies from a mile away and steer well clear.
Tom knows that process from start to finish because he's seen how it works, up close and personal.
“4X IPO Factor” No. 3 – Market Opportunity
How big could this company get if it achieved 100% of its marketplace?
It's a question so few investors ask themselves, despite being perhaps the single most important question you can ask.
There's a reason that every single one of the biggest companies in the world runs a business that basically everybody needs.
Apple sells smartphones.
Amazon lets you easily buy stuff on the internet.
Google makes it possible for you to search the internet at all.
Microsoft creates the software that makes your computer work.
Without any of these companies, the world would be a very different place for a whole lot of people.
Which is why their "market opportunities" are essentially limitless...not to mention why their companies have created countless fortunes for investors over the decades.
Unfortunately, if you turn on CNBC nowadays, they're all you'll hear about.
And while we of course love and appreciate the life-changing returns we've received from these companies over the years, the truth is that it's going to be borderline impossible for them to replicate those gains going forward.
It's also why in IPO Trailblazers, we're looking for companies that are the next version of the ones you see above. Companies with potential markets so big they make your eyes water.
Remember, Tom has mandated that every single company that makes it into the service have a bare minimum of 4X potential returns upside.
If you don't have a sizable addressable market in the first place, that's incredibly difficult to accomplish.
“4X IPO Factor” No. 4 – Competitive Advantages
Tom Gardner and the team are looking for companies with beloved brands...broad scale...or high switching costs.
And for my money, competitive advantages are among the most overlooked factors when it comes to IPOs.
Year after year, you see dozens of IPOs that get hyped up mostly because consumers have simply heard the name of the company and...that's about it.
Think about the well-known meal-kit service Blue Apron, which went public back in June 2017 at $10 a share. It was the first meal-delivery service to IPO, and it was on the tip of everybody's tongue at the time.
Three and a half years later, the stock trades in the $3.67 range. So what happened?
A better question to ask is this: What exactly can Blue Apron do that HelloFresh, Sun Basket, Plated, Gousto, Home Chef, or 10 other meal-kit services you can name off the top of your head can't do?
Sure, you can cut your prices. But then what happens when retail giants who're used to operating on razor-thin margins like Amazon and Walmart decide they want in on the action?
You're probably going to lose. Badly.
All starting to make sense now? Good.
Now that we've explained the primary factors that Tom and his team look for when they're sifting through IPOs with 4X returns potential, let's talk more about the service itself.
Simply put – IPO Trailblazers is unlike any service we’ve ever opened here at The Motley Fool. Here’s how it works…
If you’ve been a Motley Fool member for some time now, you’ve probably caught on to the two primary ways our services operate.
The first method is more of the “monthly newsletter” style. Each month, you get our best recommendation or two for that particular service’s strategy – be it dividends, small caps, high-growth stocks, etc.
It’s a simple and easy way for members to always know exactly what our favourite stocks are each month and when you can expect them to arrive in your inbox, and allows you to easily space out your investments over the course of the year.
The second method is that we give you either a basket of stocks or even a fully allocated portfolio on Day 1 that you can invest a large lump sum in the instant you join the service.
This works great for when we’re trying to capitalize on an ongoing theme or trend – like cannabis, crypto, AI, or even just a market downturn – and we want to show you how to get fully invested right away – without having to wait months or years to have a fully built-out portfolio.
IPO Trailblazers is the best of both worlds.
You see, because Tom Gardner is so incredibly excited about the “Golden Age of IPOs” that we’re currently in, he believes it’s absolutely necessary that you get the full slew of his very top IPO recommendations right up front.
Remember, Tom’s stated time and time again that the single most powerful factor of IPO investing is that it’s literally the one and only way to get in on the ground floor of the fortune-making stocks we’ll still be talking about 10… 20… even 50 years from now.
You can bet your bottom dollar there's no way Tom Gardner is sitting on the sidelines for that...
Which is why the second you join IPO Trailblazers, you'll get access to all 75 of Tom's top IPOs right off the bat.
They're waiting for you on our private, members-only website as we speak – each one accompanied by in-depth research write-ups explaining why we see such a massive opportunity in every company.
How much confidence does Tom have in all of these current IPO Trailblazers stocks?
For starters, every single one of them has passed his "4X IPO Factors" test with flying colors.
Don't forget – unless Tom sees at least 4X returns upside in an IPO, it's specifically prohibited from inclusion in IPO Trailblazers...
Meaning every one of these stocks must have 400% potential upside to make it into the service. Period.
Of course, actions speak louder than words...
And while it may be nice to hear how much confidence Tom has in his ability to pick 400% winners in the IPO market, he'd prefer to show you.
Which is why Tom’s staking US$1,000,000 of The Motley Fool LLC cash behind IPO Trailblazers!
You know, it’s odd.
So many celebrity stock pickers… hedge fund managers… and talking heads on CNBC are more than happy to emphatically toss out BUY and SELL recommendations.
But when you ask them whether they’re backing those very same recommendations with their own money, they’re looking for the closest exit.
My advice? If you ever come across somebody who does that, RUN – don’t walk – the other way.
See, our humble philosophy here at The Motley Fool is this…
If you aren’t more than willing to put your own money on the line right where you’re telling other people to put it, you’re probably not worth listening to.
That “skin in the game” is incredibly important to us to ensure YOU KNOW we’re on the same team.
When you win big, we win big. And when you’re feeling the pain from the market, you know we’re right there with you.
Now, don’t get me wrong. This is an investing decision too…
Tom Gardner’s putting US$1,000,000 of the Motley Fool LLC’s own cash behind his IPO Trailblazers recommendations because he firmly believes the “Golden Age of IPOs” is the single best place to allocate that capital right now.
After all, he’s the co-founder and CEO of a nine-figure investing business that he and his brother built from the ground up out of a woodshed in the backyard.
If you think he doesn’t know a thing or two about the smartest way to allocate cash, you’re out of your mind.
Speaking of which, Tom and the team have a unique, member-friendly strategy for how they plan to spread out that US$1,000,000 going forward…
A strategy that, in my opinion, works perfectly when it comes to playing the IPO market.
Remember when I said earlier that a Motley Fool study found that just 42% of IPOs outperformed the market in the first five years?
Well, Tom and the team think they’ve found a way to flip that statistic on its head.
You see, instead of just plowing their entire US$1,000,000 investment into these stocks on Day 1, they’re taking a far more strategic tack…
Their plan is to stake out a smaller initial position in their initial IPO Trailblazers, in effect "putting down a marker" to avoid a stock skyrocketing on them before they can get fully invested.
Then, as the true “cream of the crop” reveal themselves over the course of the next 18 to 24 months through earnings calls… more publicly available financial documents… and smart business decisions, Tom and the team will begin allocating more and more capital as a reward to those companies for their success.
Which makes a lot of sense when you think about it, right?
Because whereas you’re usually lacking information when it comes to IPOs, this unique approach allows you to buy more time and make a far more informed decision on how to allocate your cash…
While still having a protective “hedge” on all companies that guarantees you capture all the potential upside in case one of these stocks really starts taking off.
It’s a win-win!
And as the months and years pass, you should expect to find your IPO portfolio weighted more and more heavily to the true game-changers in IPO Trailblazers, as the team doubles and triples down on the best stocks in the service.
It’s like getting to watch the exact same horses race each other around the track a thousand times, yet still being given the same odds as the first time you saw it.
Because you’ve already seen the horses race so many times, you have a pretty good idea of who’s going to win. You’re getting to wager with way better information!
That’s how we think about this “allocation over time” strategy. The more these initial IPO Trailblazers prove themselves to us, the better we’ll feel about placing another bet on them in the future.
Aside from that, this strategy is great for members like you because you don't have to plop down a massive chunk of cash all at one time...you can smooth it out over the course of the coming years!
And speaking of how the next few years of membership will look…
Please don’t think those 75 up-front IPO Trailblazers are the only IPO picks you’re going to be getting!
Remember when I said that IPO Trailblazers would be the first Motley Fool service that represents the best of both worlds for our members?
The truth is this “Golden Age of IPOs” is evolving so rapidly that it’s impossible for us to know in the present what kind of IPOs could be coming down the pike in the future.
A new company could unexpectedly file for an IPO at any second!
Which is why, in addition to these up-front IPO recommendations, Tom and team will also be keeping a sharp eye on upcoming IPO activity…
And if an IPO that fits his 4X requirement is unearthed, they’ll be ready to jump in at a moment’s notice and add that company to our official IPO Trailblazers recommendations list.
Meaning as long as you’re a member, you can always rest assured you’ll know precisely:
How Tom and the team feel about any promising company that files for an IPO, as well as…
Whether we think you should get in immediately, hold off for now, or simply avoid it entirely, and…
How much we plan to allocate in IPO Trailblazers, assuming we are in fact recommending the IPO.
So as you can see, we have the entire IPO market covered for you, from start to finish, in a way you probably never assumed possible.
No more wandering around in the dark trying to guess how far along private companies are in their stage of preparing to IPO...
No more scanning through hundreds upon hundreds of complicated S-1s – the form a company files with the SEC when it first wants to go public – just to have a hope of picking the right IPO to get into...
No more wondering whether you need to buy on Day 1 or hold off till later...
Our team will handle all of that for you.
All you have to do is log in to your brokerage account and execute the trade if you think it’s right for your portfolio.
On that note, here’s something else you should know about. The second you join, you’ll also get access to our proprietary “IPO University.”
IPO U is a treasure trove of educational videos, articles, interviews, and research all created exclusively to help members of IPO Trailblazers get up to speed on the complicated IPO market within just a few days’ time.
And it’s all conveniently housed right on our members-only IPO Trailblazers site for you to access at your leisure – 24/7/365, for as long as you’re a member!
Which brings us to the all-important question I’m sure you’ve been waiting for…
Just how much is access to IPO Trailblazers going to cost?
From everything you’ve seen today and the fact that you’ve read this far down in your invitation, you probably agree that the “Golden Age of IPOs” is just the start of something huge.
An opportunity to get in on a greater number of potentially game-changing companies than we’ve seen in decades… perhaps ever.
Tom Gardner has stressed to me over and over again how being able to grab a stake in a newly IPO’d company that can do what no other public company could previously do is what has the chance to genuinely set the “Golden Age of IPOs” apart from every other wealth-building opportunity we’ve seen.
These companies are truly “new,” and they bring things to the public markets that we could have never even fathomed a few years ago.
Tom is ready to roll up his sleeves and get started. He’s walking around the office fired up in a way I’ve rarely seen him.
And while we could easily just go ahead and charge more, Tom wants as many people directly alongside him for this bold IPO journey as possible.
He truly believes that if you aren’t a Member of IPO Trailblazers, you’re missing out on part of something the likes of which The Motley Fool has never done in the past.
A fortune-making ground-floor opportunity in the “Golden Age of IPOs.”
Somebody is going to grab it, and Tom isn’t waiting a second longer to be that somebody. He wants YOU right there with him.
Which is why instead of our typically higher per-year pricing, we’ve decided to set the list price IPO Trailblazers at just CA$1,999 per year.
While that isn’t cheap by any means, I do believe it represents a tremendous bargain.
I must also note that because so much of the value of IPO Trailblazers is being delivered directly up front, we also cannot offer cash refunds on this service.
Tom built IPO Trailblazers for Motley Fool investors who are committed to using the right strategy to build a portfolio full of potentially high-upside stocks.
If a group of short-term traders was able to buy IPO Trailblazers, quickly make use of its up-front recommendations, and then cancel without paying their fair share...
They could push up the prices of these tiny stocks and do a huge disservice to investors who are properly committed to this "ground-floor" investment strategy for the long run.
That all said, we do back IPO Trailblazers with our Ironclad 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
Ironclad 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
If at ANY time during the first month of your membership you feel like IPO Trailblazers isn't properly taking advantage of the "Golden Age of IPOs" on your behalf, simply give our helpful and friendly Member Support team an email at [email protected]
They'll be happy to transfer your credit to another one of our portfolio services here at the Motley Fool Canada.
And don't worry – you won't get any cable-company runaround from them, either. Just a normal person on the other end doing whatever they can to help you out.
With that said, let’s briefly recap everything you get access to:
Tom Gardner's Top Recent IPOs: All of which are already waiting for you on our private, members-only website as we speak – accompanied by in-depth research write-ups on what makes them true "trailblazers."
Ongoing Recommendations & Coverage on Upcoming IPOs: Because our team knows how rapidly the IPO market is evolving, they'll be with you every step of the way once you join. From updates on some of the hottest private companies yet to IPO to real-time recommendations of companies in the lead-up to them going public, you'll never feel out of the IPO loop again as long as you're a member.
IPO University: Your personal treasure trove of educational videos, articles, interviews, and research, all geared toward demystifying the often overly complicated world of IPOs – conveniently accessible on our members-only website at all hours of the day!
When you add it all up, it really is incredible how much you're getting when you take advantage of this offer.
If you're even remotely interested in everything you've seen today from IPO Trailblazers – including the opportunity to get in on the five FAZER stocks that could very well be “The Next FAANG” – this is the time to get in.
Considering we've sold other premium-tier services here at The Motley Fool for a lot more, being able to get in as a member of IPO Trailblazers for just CA$1,999 is a flat-out no-brainer in my opinion.
Besides, with our Ironclad 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee, you can always email us within the first month of your membership, and we'll happily transfer the credit of your membership to another portfolio service of your choosing.
With all that said, I leave you with this…
Joining Tom Gardner on his search to get in on what he considers the most exciting emerging companies in the "Golden Age of IPOs" is the single best way I can imagine for you to grab your fair share of the pie.
So what are you waiting for?
If you’re ready to get started with the wealth-building journey of a lifetime right this instant, just click the button directly below.
Or if you have any further questions, we've asked our friendly Member Support team to stand ready. They can be reached at:
To getting in on the ground floor in a way you never thought possible,
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Returns as of 7/28/21 unless otherwise specified. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Abi Malin owns shares of Amazon, Apple, CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc., and Tesla. Andy Cross owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill and Netflix. Bill Mann owns shares of MercadoLibre and Shopify. David Gardner owns shares of Alphabet (A shares), Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Chipotle Mexican Grill, MercadoLibre, Netflix, and Tesla. Joey Solitro owns shares of Beyond Meat, Inc., Chewy, Inc., CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc., MercadoLibre, Netflix, and Shopify. Shannon Jones owns shares of Amazon and Apple. Tim Beyers owns shares of Alphabet (A shares), Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Netflix, and Shopify. Tom Gardner owns shares of Alphabet (A shares), Baidu, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Netflix, Shopify, Tesla, and Zoom Video Communications. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fiverr International, MercadoLibre, Microsoft, Netflix, Shopify, Tesla, TransDigm Group, and Zoom Video Communications. The Motley Fool owns shares of CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. The Motley Fool recommends Safety Insurance Group, Trip.com, and Uber Technologies and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Motley Fool Canada owns shares of Shopify, The Trade Desk, and Zoom Video Communications.
IPO: Trailblazers includes U.S. stocks. All billing is in CAD. You will be billed according to your choice below and then $1999 for each year thereafter.
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