Daniel Joshua Rubin

General Information

Daniel Joshua Rubin
Fool Since:
April 22 2000
DJoshuaRubin (11/20/2013), TheMiracleDJR (8/11/2012), HollywoodDan (3/27/2011), TMFHollywoodDan (5/5/2008), TMFElCapitan (6/20/2007), TMFBreakerDan (12/10/2006)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Monsters of Greatness; Fool Newsletter stocks with strong community conviction, elite CEOs, great products, elite communication, lots of blue sky for industry, ideally top dogg, sterling reputations, a strong sense the CEO is meant to be running this particular company at this time. I am a long term TRY and hold. My aspiration to hold long term is often derailed. I agree with David Gardner's idea that one should invest in companies that, if they disappeared, people would notice, big time.
Stocks I Own:
Amazon, Arista, Appian, Alteryx, Brookfield Energy, Cognizant (CTHS), Disney, Duluth , Facebook, Hubspot, JD.Com, Mastercard, Markel, NT Butterfield, Nvidia, Paycom, Proto Labs, Shopify, Square, Take Two, Twitter

Investing Favorites

Companies that tell a good story.
Stock Advisor and Saul boards mostly, growing interest in Everlasting Portfolio
Influence, Robert Cialdini
None really, Fool Newsletters/Boards
Podcast - "Invest Like the Best"
David "The Wonder Boy" Kretzmann

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Story, Marketing, Communication
Greatest Investment:
Netflix (also my worst sale)
Worst Investment:
DHX Media - awful, awful
Money I Manage:
The Monsters of Greatness Excessive Capital Appreciation Fund

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Purchase, Yale
Job Title
Multimedia Writer
Company / Organization
Taohawk Media
Former Jobs
TV writer, Ag Marketing Exec


Personal Quote:
Take it easy, but take it. And you'll win. -- Dylan
My Interests:
Story - the power of narrative to inspire, inform and influence how people view their lives, the world.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Bob Dylan
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Sushi Nozawa
Favorite Vacation Spots:
My pants
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Football - Tottenham Hotspur, LA Galaxy; Hockey - New York Rangers; Baseball - Chicago Cubs
Favorite Movies:
White Heat, Full Metal Jacket
Favorite Board Games:
Strat-O-Matic Baseball, Cosmic Encounters
Favorite Video Games:
EA FIFA 2018
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Dropkick Murphys, Sublime, Johnny Cash, Dylan,
Great Books Read Recently:
Million Dollar Portfolio - David and Tom Gardner
Book Currently Reading:
Working way through 13-Volume Chekhov canon

An Interview with BroadwayDan

Last updated: 9/26/2017
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
Shakespeare writing "To be or Not to be" would be up there.
The Fool:
How do you define success?
If the people you're supposed to love know you love them you're successful. Doing what you want when you want how you want not bad either.
The Fool:
What's the best product you use that most people don't know about?
If you chrome the dome, go with Nivea. Perfect amount of cling with no drag and leaves my gorgeous bald head smooth as a baby's tuchus.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

I am writing a book on Story and working on plays/screenplays.

How I Invest

I trust my gut - that I know greatness when I see it - elite leadership, clean story, valuable products that may dominate or take a meaningful piece of a gigantic industry.