Hi there! My name is Todd Lincoln, and I’m a stock-market investor, battle-scarred entrepreneur, fireside philosopher, passionate writer, thoughtful old soul, and loving husband and father.

Creator of Investor’s Handbook — follow to join our community!

NOTE: I get a lot of reader emails asking how to invest, so I thought I’d post my answer here:

The best way to learn investing is to get real-life, hands-on experience. There’s simply no replacement for buying and selling your own stocks.

If you need a place to start, there are two tools I recommend to all new investors:

#1) The Motley Fool


Hint: It’s a trick question.

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Deciding between growth stocks and value stocks is an age-old struggle for investors. But what if you could have both?

In my experience, the most profitable stock picks look for strong growth at a fair value.

Before I explain, let’s cover some basic definitions, because most investors don’t actually understand the difference between growth and value stocks.

Growth vs Value Stocks: Definition

First, let’s start by defining growth stocks, since they’re much easier to understand.

Growth Stock Definition

Growth stocks are companies that are expected to have unusually high growth in their future sales and/or earnings.

Investors who buy growth stocks often believe growth companies will deliver strong…


The simple secret to their +587% average return

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Last Updated: June 12, 2021

The Motley Fool is one of the biggest names in stock market investing. Today, I unpack their famous Stock Advisor service and put it to the test.

The truth is I learned how to invest with Motley Fool, so I have first-hand experience with how it works in the real world.

In this review, I explain how Stock Advisor works and break down whether the service is worth…


7 strategies for finding deeply discounted stocks

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Buying undervalued stocks is a powerful strategy that gives you lots of upside (healthy offense) with limited downside (strong defense).

However, finding stocks that are truly undervalued is harder than it seems.

Below, we’ll cover the basics of buying undervalued stocks and go through seven proven ways to find the most undervalued stocks to buy now:

  • What Are Undervalued Stocks?
  • How Do Stocks Become Undervalued?
  • These Are NOT Undervalued Stocks
  • Pros and Cons of Buying Undervalued Stocks
  • Search Google for Undervalued Stocks
  • Get Undervalued Stock Picks From Investing Newsletters and Recommendation Services
  • Use a Stock Screener to Find Undervalued Stocks

The ultimate guide to blue-chip stock investing

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Out of 8,000 U.S. stocks, there are less than 100 blue chip stocks.

For some investors, blue chips offer steady, worry-free, long-term returns with little work. For other investors, blue chips are slow, boring, dinosaurs with limited upside.

As we’ll see below, both groups are right.

Let’s dig in to what blue chip stocks are, how they’ve performed historically, and how to find the best blue chip stocks to buy right now.

Below we’ll cover:

  • What Are Blue Chip Stocks?
  • Why Invest in Blue Chip Stocks?
  • Blue Chip Stocks List & Examples of Blue Chip Stocks
  • Do Blue Chip Stocks…

How to focus your decision-making and build your profits

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The secret to making the right choice is asking the right question.

When it comes to investing, it’s easy to get distracted by all the strategies, pundits, metrics, and trends. Investors need a solid “north star” they can turn to with important decisions.

Below are 15 powerful questions that will help focus your decision-making and guide your investing strategy towards long-term success.

Questions to Ask When Making Investment Decisions:

  • “Is this the best possible decision I can make given the data I have available right now? Or is this decision being influenced by a fear of losing money or a greed to make money?”
  • “Across my entire…

How to avoid cognitive biases and boost returns

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Trading coach Van Tharp often says, “Psychology accounts for 100% of your investment success.”

A huge part of investing psychology is avoiding common mistakes.

Below are 10 cognitive traps that cost investors hard-earned money. If you can avoid these, it’ll go a long way towards boosting your long-term returns.

Cognitive Trap #1: Outcome Bias

Outcome bias is when an investor judges a past decision based on its outcome rather than the quality of the decision at the time.

For example, imagine a scenario where there are nine dimes and one quarter in a cup. …


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Here’s my core investing philosophy:

Smart decisions based on good data will lead to strong long-term performance.

A key part of that equation is “good data.”

Below are a wide range of tools you can use to research, plan, and execute your investing strategy.

If there’s anything you think I should add, let me know in the comments!

NOTE: I get a lot of reader emails asking how to invest, so I thought I’d post my answer here:

The best way to learn investing is to get real-life, hands-on experience. …


7 must-read secrets before you invest a penny

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Investment newsletters can be a powerful tool for growing your investing skills and profits.

But with thousands of stock-picking services on the market, how can you find the best investment newsletter for you?

Below, I’m going to show you exactly how investment newsletters work and how to find your perfect fit. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Investment Newsletters Are Basically Magazines
  • A Good Stock Newsletter Should Pay for Itself
  • Your Investment Service Should Match Your Investment Goals
  • How to Find an Investment Newsletter That Beats the Market
  • Stock-Picking Investment Newsletter Red Flags
  • Stock-Picking Investment Newsletter Green Flags
  • Investment Newsletter Reviews: Best…

Todd Lincoln, MBA

Stock-market investor, battle-scarred entrepreneur, and fireside philosopher. Creator of Investor’s Handbook: https://medium.com/the-investors-handbook

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