‘Tis The Season: Seasonal Investing

Trying to predict the short-term market is about as effective as analyzing a lottery ticket. That said, the market has been known to follow certain seasonal trends at different times of the year. A few months ago, we wrote a blog explaining why September was traditionally one of the most volatile months in the stock market. … Continue reading

Yes Boss! How To Assess Company Management

When you begin to consider new companies to invest in, one of the very first things you should look for is a good management structure. Recently, we reviewed the excellent The Little Book That Builds Wealth by Pat Dorsey for our Five Minute Read series. In it, Dorsey outlines the different ways in which companies with economic moats can generate excessive returns … Continue reading

Passive Income

It can be hard to pay off all your bills on a monthly basis, never mind putting aside money to invest. However, more and more people have started supplementing their salary with passive income. Unless you’re Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you’re bound to struggle with the bills from time to time. In fact, most people will … Continue reading

The Five Minute Read: The Little Book That Builds Wealth

In Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read, we review Pat Dorsey’s examination of economic moats in The Little Book That Builds Wealth. Pat Dorsey is the founder of Dorsey Asset Management – a wealth management firm focusing on 10-15 companies with sustainable competitive advantages. Dorsey believes that by concentrating on businesses that have a wide economic … Continue reading

Tesla/SolarCity Merger: All You Need To Know

Farewell SolarCity…. We hardly knew you. It’s with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to SolarCity, one of our favorite little companies in the Rubicoin Showroom.The largest installer of solar panels in the United States has been acquired by Tesla Motors in a $2.6 billion deal as of last week. The largest installer of solar … Continue reading

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Instead of building your portfolio from individual stocks, investing in an ETF allows you to instantly access a wide-range of assets. One of the most common queries we get from our users is, “I want to invest, but where do I start?” It’s easy to tell people that investing will help shape their financial future, … Continue reading

Peak to Trough: How To Handle Stock Price Declines

Sometimes great businesses see huge stock price declines. Yet some investors manage to ride out these tough times and cleverly hold onto declining assets. Today we look at some stats that may leave you feeling more philosophical the next time your portfolio takes a hit. Warren Buffett’s business partner Charlie Munger gave an interview to … Continue reading

The Psychology of Spending: Retail Tricks

It can be hard not to blow the bank in the run-up to the holiday season. To help you curb your spending, we’ve identified the top five retail tricks used by stores to get you to spend more money. The start of the holiday madness seems to get earlier every year. Most stores don’t even … Continue reading

Credit Cards: Tips and Advice

Most consumers tend to mistrust credit cards. Credit cards don’t automatically lead you into debt however, and can actually be used to your advantage in many ways.  Credit cards are the most prominent form of revolving credit in the United States. But there’s a tendency to think of credit cards as a poor way to manage … Continue reading

Fractional Shares: Flexible Investing

Rubicoin has launched an option to buy fractional shares through its Invest app. But what are fractional shares exactly, and what are the benefits of buying them? Here at Rubicoin, we’re constantly trying to make it easier to invest. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a new update to the Invest app that will make investing … Continue reading

Just Say No: Investing Temperament

Becoming a great investor doesn’t just rely on the ability to study the market and take some risks. In fact, one of the most important attributes to have is the temperament to just say “no”. If you’re a regular reader of any financial publications, you’ll undoubtedly come across a story that tends to resurface at least two or three times a year. This story relates … Continue reading

The Seven Steps To Start Investing

Investing is one of the best ways to grow your long-term wealth. But before you start buying stock, there are a few things you need to do.  So you’ve decided to invest… congratulations! You’ve made one of the best financial decisions of your life. Long-term investing has consistently been proven as the most efficient way to … Continue reading

Index Funds: ProShares Dividend Aristocrats ETF

After huge success with our first index fund, we’ve decided to add a new ETF to our Showroom. Like dividends? Then you’re going to love this. Back in March, we decided to give our users the opportunity to invest in an index fund. This was the first time that we had included anything other than individual stocks … Continue reading

The Five Minute Read: The Richest Man In Babylon

In Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read, we review George S. Clason’s The Richest Man In Babylon – taking financial advice all the way back to ancient times.  George Samuel Clason was an American businessman and writer who founded The Clason Map Company – the first company to publish road maps of the United States and Canada. Clason’s business … Continue reading

Index Funds: The Vanguard S&P 500

Consistently picking great companies to invest in can take a lot of time and research. By investing money in an index fund, you can instantly gain access to a diversified portfolio.  In my twenty plus years of investing, I’ve owned hundreds of stocks. I’ve had incredible winners, disastrous losers, and a whole lot of laggards that ended up going … Continue reading

Rubi-Review: The Five Best Investing Videos

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the wealth of information that’s out there as you begin your investing journey. To make your journey a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best investing videos around. “Big Think: Everything You Need To Know About Finance And Investing In Under An Hour” – William Ackman Bill Ackman might be better … Continue reading

Time To Panic? The September Sell-Off

The stock market has been a volatile place in the last few weeks, as indices struggle and stock prices fall. But is it time to panic and sell off all your stock, or is there any truth in the September sell-off? T.S. Eliot once said that “April is the cruelest month”. Obviously he wasn’t much of … Continue reading

Earning Extra Income

Investing is all about growing your long-term wealth, but sometimes it’s hard to find that extra bit of cash you need to get you started. To help you out, Rubicoin takes a look at some novel ways to earn some extra income. You probably don’t need us to tell you that finances become stretched at times. It could be the run … Continue reading