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Michael,

As Tracy mentioned in another post, this decision is not based on stock/investing performance of GG's recommendations. Over the years, and on average, our recommendations are trumping the MSCI. And I'm confident that Nate will continue this sharp legacy in his real-money portfolio on Fool.com. The appetite for paying for pure-play international stock advice over the last few years just hasn't been as robust as we would like. Even with our trips and loyal member base and winning stock ideas. Unfortunately we reached the conclusion that the type of insights and ideas that GG provides is better served on Fool.com, with a wider audience and different ways to distribute Nate's ideas and thoughts, rather than in only a paid membership service. GG has been a wonderful service for the Fool and its fellow members. And as you all know any thriving, growing business has to make some decisions like this. We think leveraging the real-money angle on Fool.com helps us stay relevant in international-based investing ideas and advice, but also allows us to continue growing our business in ways we think best set us up for multi-years of continued success in helping investors invest.

I know that Nate, Snake, Tracy and all the Fools who have worked on GG over the years (Bill, Tim, etc.) are empathetic to how you feel about GG moving on. We wish circumstances were different. We hope opening Nate to more flexibility and opportunities on Fool.com to invest in internationally-focused companies in a real-money portfolio will continue to help you build out your international sleeve. And Ron and his MDP team are doing some very cool things in that service for those who give them a shot to show you. You won't be disappointed.

Thank you for reading.

Andy
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