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Investing in IPO Stocks: Everything You Should Know

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2019 is the year of IPOs, with numerous high-profile companies going public in the past few months.

The question on many people’s minds is: are these companies worth the investment?

Let’s talk about what IPO stocks are, some of the most recent IPOs and whether or not you’re missing the boat on buying Lyft, Uber or Snapchat. Read more.

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Mean Recession is Coming?

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the market recently, you’re probably wondering if or when a crash is going to happen. I completely anticipate a pullback soon. We’re in a record-long bull run on the market.

We’re due for a storm…

It almost happened in 2018 but didn’t, it might happen in 2019 or in 2020, but it’s coming. In fact, one of the major indicators of this might be the inverted yield curve. Read more.

How Fear Impacts the Stock Market

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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.

But…

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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Stock Market Crashes Throughout History & What We Can Learn

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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.

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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Can You Actually Time the Stock Market?

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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.

3 Common Investing Lies Busted

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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.

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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5 Investing Tools to Help You Track the Stock Market

Phil Town

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When you start investing, it is best to choose companies that have value to you.

Investing is not just about finding businesses at really good prices, but about understanding when to enter or exit the market. To aid in your understanding, I have compiled a list of essential investing tools that anyone buying or selling stocks should know about.

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Is Inflation Stealing Your Money? The Effects of Inflation on Your Retirement

Phil Town

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Inflation is something that many people completely forget to factor in when calculating how much money they’re going to need for retirement. Most people tend to assume that if you want to live on say, $50,000 a year for the rest of your life you need to multiply that number by 30 years and that’s how much you need. What they don’t take into account is inflation. This means that to retire, you may need much more than you think. The small percentage may not seem like a lot, but over time, it adds up.

Inflation can be detrimental to your retirement if you don’t take it into account. Let’s discuss how inflation is stealing your money.

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