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Category: Investor Insights

You’re Special… Sort of.

by Malcolm McDonald on July 28, 2021.

“You’re special, just like everyone else.” Unfortunately, this is as true in business as anywhere. Specialize or die – in a world of investing options and democratized finance, that’s the challenge Vicinity welcomes “with aaaarms wide oooopen.” So what does make Vicinity special? The local asset class. Haven’t heard of it? That’s ok, we made...

A Twist on Buffett’s Advice

by Malcolm McDonald on June 23, 2021.

Today we’re taking a new look at one of Warren Buffett’s most quoted lines: “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.” While we wholeheartedly agree with the Oracle of Omaha, we think there’s a key, misplaced assumption investors make when applying this old adage. The assumption is that what we can “understand” is static and we...

Doubling-down on Democratization

by Joshua Rollins on February 10, 2021.

While trust in the gamified giant has become as volatile as a short squeeze on an outdated retail chain, now might be a good time to look at who this prince of thieves is taking from and whom it is giving to.

What have you assumed?

by Malcolm McDonald on January 28, 2021.

Assumptions are all those little (and BIG) things we expect to be true in the future around our business, its market, or the customers we’re trying to serve. Since no one can predict the future without these assumptions, we would all be paralyzed and unable to build any businesses.

4 Investor Insights from 4 Years of Reg CF

by Joshua Rollins on January 20, 2021.

Four years old… this is the age you can expect recognition of shapes and colors, and a love for rhyming words. Also for some 4 year olds I know (mine), the word “stop” may lose all meaning. This is clearly the case with Reg CF in its fourth year, who is showing no intention of...

Retiring Retirement

by Joshua Rollins on December 29, 2020.

What if you didn’t want to retire? I’m not saying what if you couldn’t retire. I mean actually saying “no thanks” to the whole concept of retirement because you have better things to do.

Going Private, Publicly

by Malcolm McDonald on December 23, 2020.

Building a portfolio of private investments can feel like sailing out on uncharted waters. “I’m not a financial planner” you might say, why would I trust myself to build a portfolio of individual stonks? Great question, you responsible investor you. Before you go all out sailing the 4 investing seas, Captain Malcolm is here to give you the investing equivalent of a beach entry pool access: $100 min investments + a variety of local options.

How a Rev Share works…

by Joshua Rollins on December 16, 2020.

If you've been browsing our campaigns you might have come across a few structured as rev share agreements. It's a term that gets thrown around with microinvesting, but how exactly does it work?