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What Is An IPO?

After all the excitement of last week, IPOs are the hot topic of the moment. But what exactly is an IPO, and how should we behave as investors when a new company hits the market? Last week we were treated to one of the biggest spectacles the tech world has seen in a long time … Continue reading

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The Five Minute Read: The Little Book of Value Investing

In Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read, we review Christopher H. Browne’s The Little Book of Value Investing – the go-to guide for value investing. Continuing on from our last review of Roger Lowenstein’s biography of Warren Buffett, this month’s Five Minute Read is rather Buffett-themed. Originally, the idea was to review The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin … Continue reading

The Dow Jones Index: Hitting 20,000

Since mid-December, various media outlets have been frantically tracking the Dow Jones as it approaches the 20,000 mark for the first time. But what does hitting 20K really mean for the index, and the market as a whole? Over the last month or so, the financial media has been enthralled in a collective mania over … Continue reading

What Is A P/E Ratio?

We’re frequently asked by users about P/E ratios and how they are used to assess potential investments. In the latest Rubicoin U blog, we debunk some of the major misconceptions about P/E ratios and find out if it’s actually a metric worth using. Warren Buffett is commonly referred to as one of the world’s most successful investors, but … Continue reading

‘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

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

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

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

Why Do Stock Prices Change?

Stock prices are a fickle thing. One day they might be booming, the next day they can suddenly fall. But what actually causes them to change? We know that stock prices are constantly changing. As investors, we hope that the price of our own stocks is going up! Particularly volatile stocks can move as much as 50% over the course … Continue reading

The Five Minute Read: Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read reviews Phillip Fisher’s Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, the go-to-guide for growth investing! Warren Buffett has often credited Benjamin Graham with teaching him the skills he needed to succeed in the stock market. Graham was a proponent of investing in companies that were greatly undervalued, regardless of the quality of the business. … Continue reading

The Five Minute Read: The Little Book That Beats The Market

In this week’s Five Minute Read, we take a look at mechanical investing with Joel Greenblatt’s The Little Book That Beats The Market.   Joel Greenblatt is an American hedge-fund manager, author, and academic. He is most famous as the founder and managing partner of Gotham Capital, a hedge-fund that saw 40% annualized returns over 20 years. Greenblatt … Continue reading

Stock Indices: Following the Figures

As you become more involved in the stock market, you’ll begin to hear a lot of talk about stock indices. What is a stock index, and how can they help us to invest?  Getting into the world of investing can often seem a lot more difficult than it should be. Here at Rubicoin, we believe that you should find a … Continue reading