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:
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Media, Consumer Goods, MegaTrends.
Stocks I Own:
3D Systems (DDD) Ambarella (AMBA) Apple (AAPL) Amazon (AMZN) Berkshire (BRK-B) Costco (COST) Disney (DIS) Ebay (EBAY) Facebook (FB) Invensense (INVN) LinkedIn (LNKD) Nike (NKE) ProtoLabs (PRLB) Sam Adams (SAM) Starbucks (SBUX) Solar City (SCTY) SodaStream (SODA) Stratasys (SSYS) Sierra Wireless (SWIR) The Container Store (TCS) Tesla Motors (TSLA) Under Armour (UA) Whole Foods (WFM) Yelp (YELP)

Investing Favorites

Consumer Goods, Entertainment, Digital Security
Rule Breakers
Influence, Robert Cialdini
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Story Toolkit - Podcast

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Marketing. Media. I think I have a gift for spotting aligned, intelligent, excellent companies.
Greatest Investment:
Tesla (TSLA)
Worst Investment:
Smoothie Franchise
Money I Manage:
My family's "fortune."

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Purchase, Yale
Job Title
Playwright, Comic Artist
Company / Organization
Former Jobs


Personal Quote:
Take it easy, but take it. And you'll win. -- Dylan
My Interests:
Film noir, comic art, combining love of fine art and literature with street vulgarity.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Bob Dylan, Laura Jane Grace
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Dave's Italian Kitchen, Evanston IL
Favorite Vacation Spots:
My pants
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Sports is an addiction I've almost broken.
Favorite Movies:
The Set Up, White Heat, Full Metal Jacket
Favorite Board Games:
Cosmic Encounters
Favorite Video Games:
An addiction I've almost broken.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Against Me!, Dropkick Murphys, Sublime, Johnny Cash
Great Books Read Recently:
Wilderness of Errors - Errol Morris
Book Currently Reading:
Bailout Nation, Barry Ritholz

An Interview with BroadwayDan

Last updated: 1/3/2014
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?
Health, family, creative control.
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'm a playwright who finds the inherent drama and comedy of the stock market's living stories endlessly entertaining. And often rewarding.

How I Invest

My investments are referred to as "The Monsters of Greatness Capital Appreciation Fund." If I see human greatness - Under Armour, Tesla, Apple - I buy it. And will pay up for that greatness. Other criteria include the Imaginary Dead Uncle test. I imagine that I got a call and found out the CEO of a company was actually my uncle. He has died and left me the business. Would I honestly lose bowel control and pass out in a euphoric haze? If so, I buy the stock. For example, - Amazon, Costco, Starbux, Nike... Big boys. True "Monsters of Greatness." This is my style. It serves me well.