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The Motley Fool Hong Kong primarily covers the Hong Kong market, though we also bring investing news from around the world. In addition, Fool.hk hosts a range of educational content, written for Hong Kongers at any stage of their investing journey. We believe the best person to make your financial decisions is you, and we want to help empower you to take control of your own financial future. Historically, The Motley Fool has also been a champion for shareholder values and has advocated tirelessly for the individual investor.
The Motley Fool Hong Kong was founded in 2018 with the launch of Fool.hk.
About Our Parent, The Motley Fool
Our parent company, The Motley Fool LLC, is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 1993 by brothers David and Tom Gardner, and Erik Rydholm. Tom Gardner has served as CEO since 2006.
The Motley Fool owns a leading global group of financial media and investment advisory companies that offer a range of subscription-based investment publications and investment management products and services. We currently have local “Foolish” offerings in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan, as well as here in Hong Kong.
Investors all over the world interact with The Motley Fool through our websites, podcasts, books, newspaper columns, television appearances, subscription newsletter services, and other investment products.
With millions of people around the world reading and following our guidance, we believe that The Motley Fool has helped global investors to become smarter, happier, and richer with outstanding public market investment advice and products for more than a quarter-century. (You can accuse us of being biased—we’d probably agree!)
There are two things we’d like you to know about The Motley Fool…
1. We Are Purpose-Driven.
Our purpose: Make the world smarter, happier, and richer.
In all we do, we take a different approach.
We believe – and have proven over decades – that the individual investor can beat the market.
We believe that anyone can do it, even if they don’t have a lot of time or money to devote to investing.
We believe in a long-term outlook, helping people build wealth over time.
We believe that the person best positioned to take care of your financial future is you.
And we work tirelessly on behalf of our hundreds of thousands of members who are enjoying the opportunities that come with having enough money to do the things that matter to them.
The Motley Fool believes in a multi-stakeholder approach to business, where success is measured by how well the whole ecosystem is faring: customers, employees, shareowners, vendors, and the larger community in which we operate.
In addition to our purpose statement, we are guided by the Golden Rule, as well as six core values:
- Collaborative– Do great things together.
- Innovative– Search for a better solution. Then top it!
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2. We Are Independent
The Motley Fool is owned by current or former employees. We are not a subsidiary of a bank, insurance company, or any other financial institution. In short, you can trust us to be an independent and unconflicted voice in the broader financial industry. Speaking of, let us explain the name “The Motley Fool”…
Funny name, right? Well, yes… and no. You see, we take our name from Shakespeare. The poet features the multi-coloured court jester — the motley fool, as he’s called — in a number of plays. Our particular inspiration comes from a passage in As You Like It:
“A fool, a fool, I met a fool i’ th’ forest,
A motley fool. A miserable world!
As I do live by food, I met a fool,
Who laid him down and basked him in the sun
And railed on Lady Fortune in good terms,
In good set terms, and yet a motley fool.
“Good morrow, fool,” quoth I. “No, sir,” quoth he,
“Call me not ‘fool’ till heaven hath sent me fortune.”
Yes, you see the motley fool was the only person who could tell the king the truth without losing his head. Who could speak truth to power. And so, as we look to provide Hong Kongers with a better way of investing, who better to take as our inspiration than the court jester who owed nothing to anyone and could speak the truth?
We distinguish ourselves from the lowercase-f fool by claiming, as our own, the capitalised version. We are proud Fools, and we work only for our readers and members, not for any other firm in the financial industry.
Last updated 19 November 2018