Why are some services closed to new members?

The Motley Fool’s portfolio services are designed around the idea of our members investing together. These services include official recommendations, and oftentimes allocation guidance, to create a well-diversified section of your portfolio. Being that our portfolio services tend to recommend many stocks at one time, The Motley Fool establishes predetermined dates for new members to join the service. Outside of that period, we close the service to new members.

The Motley Fool believes that the on-boarding experience for any particular portfolio service is best delivered to a group of members at once. These new members receive new, timely information and direction. These directions can change and information can be out of date or inapplicable to those joining days, weeks, or months outside of the open window.