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Hello Fools!

I've been a SA member since January 21, and I've so far build a portfolio of about 14 stocks. Some are SA's recommendation, some are not and were either found through other means.

I'm not an expert and my knowledge in investing is built from reading << One up on WallStreet>> by Peter Lynch and free internet articles. What I understood and kept from the book on how to analyse companies is quite different then when I look at the SA recommendations of companies (profitable company with small PE, while the SA's recommendation do tend to not be profitable yet or their PE have seriously busted the sky). I've been initially hesitant to buy SA's recommendation based on this.

6 month later, I do tend to see more return on my investments from the SA service than what I myself picked, which makes me want to trust more the service.

My question here is as follow: What are you fools looking at when deciding if to buy or not a Stock Advisor's recommendation?

Usually, the recommendation already come with a fair amount of company's description, revenue, leadership, forecasted growth potential, etc. So what else do you do? Even if I do open up a financial statement, the key information is already laid out in the recommendation so except going over their website and looking at what they do (already laid out by SA) I'm not too sure what factor should be influencing my decision to invest in company recommended by SA.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks Fools
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