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How Fear Impacts the Stock Market

Phil Town

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When your retirement savings are on the line, if you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been investing for a long time… you can be seriously impacted by stock market fear when making investment choices.

It’s a fact of life that people are emotional. And for good reason, they want to protect their nest egg.

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Emotional people don’t make the best investors. So, we need to figure out how to not let fear impact our investing.

As Warren Buffett said, “If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.”

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

Stock Market Crashes Throughout History & What We Can Learn

Phil Town

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You’ve probably heard before that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

This saying holds true for many things, including investing. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

2018 Recap & 2019 Stock Market Predictions

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With 2018 coming to a close and 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what happened over this past year and what investors can look forward to in the coming year.

With that said, let’s dive into the recap of 2018 and the outlook of 2019 with some “thin” stock market predictions.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

Can You Actually Time the Stock Market?

Phil Town

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Market timing or being able to time the stock market – predicting when it is going to crash and investing accordingly – is the holy grail of investing…investing Nirvana.

Having a crystal ball to predict the market is every investor’s dream. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

Here’s How Rich You’d Be If You Followed Warren Buffett’s Investment Strategy

Phil Town

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Anybody who knows me for more than two seconds knows Warren Buffett has made a big impact on me and my investment strategy. Heck, I even named my business Rule #1 after one of his quotes, “Rule #1 never lose money. Rule #2 never forget rule number one.”  – Warren Buffett That’s a rule I Read more.

3 Common Investing Lies Busted

Phil Town

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There are common investing lies and myths that can often scare off the individual investor and make them wonder if investing is worth it.

I have put together my top 3 straight up investing lies that the majority of people are taught to believe. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

Are We Headed for a Stock Market Crash in 2018?

Phil Town

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Though it has had a few jitters lately, the overall strength of current market has been unprecedented, soaring past record after record in its continual upward climb.

However, no matter how strong a bull market is, it must come down eventually, and it is my opinion that a considerable stock market crash could be on the horizon.

Here are 6 reasons why I feel the stock market could be heading for tough times in the not-so-distant future. Read more.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

Phil Town in the Media on Market Fluctuations, Invested & Market Crashes

Phil Town

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Following the release of the book that I co-authored with my daughter Danielle Town, Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad), Danielle and I have been hitting the media circuit.

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Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times Best-Selling Author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence.

Small Investment Ideas for $500, $1,000, $5,000 & $10,000

Phil Town

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What are the best small investment ideas to invest $500, $1,000 $5,000 or a small amount of money? If I was going by what the SEC wanted me to tell you, then I would say, “Investing is risky and you can lose all your money.” To that, I would have to add that putting money into Read more.

Invested: Ep. 116- Amazon & Whole Foods

Phil & Danielle

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Join Danielle and I as we bring you this week’s podcast from all over the world, literally! While I am traveling in Honduras and Danielle is in Switzerland we are discussing the hottest topic in the market today, Amazon and Whole Foods. Tune in and listen up, this changes everything! Read more.

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On the InvestED podcast, Phil and his daughter Danielle shine a light on the successful investing strategies that gurus like Warren Buffett have used for 80 years. Listen in for a great stock market education on basics, learn how to invest on your own, and follow along with real-time examples and investing tips from week to week.