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See, Touch, Feel

by John Crawford on November 16, 2021.

Diving into financial planning resources or investment strategy tips can feel more like a personality test than a mathematical analysis. You’ll get questions like: Are you active or passive? Do you prefer growth or safety? Do you value short- or long-term rewards?

Pride of Place

by Malcolm McDonald on October 26, 2021.

Pride of place. It’s one of those phrases that sounds familiar, but you’re not sure why. What place are we talking about? Are there lions involved? While it’s not the catchiest phrase, it captures a concept I believe will define our microinvesting-fueled funding revolution.

What Robinhood got wrong (& right) in their Super Bowl commercial

by Malcolm McDonald on February 10, 2021.

I was about ready to let the whole Robinhood/Gamestop wildness go… and then I saw the commercial. You’ve probably seen it by now – the Robinhood Super Bowl spot featuring an upbeat voiceover narrating scenes of puppies, babies, and emotional zoom calls (yes, really). The TLDR is that “We are all investors.” Maybe it was...

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While trust in the gamified giant has become as volatile as a short squeeze on an outdated retail chain, now might be a good time to look at who this prince of thieves is taking from and whom it is giving to.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

Double Duty Diversified Income

by Kasen Wysong on January 19, 2021.

It’s trivia time at Vicinity! Which of the following headlines from the past year are real? Aliens in hiding until mankind is ready, says ex-Israeli space head Invasive wasps are posing a serious threat to passenger planes, study says Makers of grow-your-own human steaks say meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism Growing anxiety has been...