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Do Election Years Affect the Stock Market?

Phil Town

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One question that always seems to come up in investing circles every four years is the relationship between an election year and the stock market.

Regardless of who is running, election years can have a big impact on the market’s performance – and given that this year’s election is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic, this is all the more true.

Below, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to invest during election years in order to help you navigate these tricky times.

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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.

Understanding Stock Market Volatility and How to Profit From It

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Stock market volatility may sound scary, but it’s actually essential in order for Rule #1 investors to be successful. It’s the reason why there are opportunities to purchase great companies at great prices.

Today, I’ll get into exactly what is market volatility and why you shouldn’t be afraid of it.

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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.

How The Stock Market Affect the Economy

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The stock market health is a good indicator of how the overall economy is doing, which is why it is often used interchangeably with the economy—but these two are not one and the same. To clear up the confusion, I’ll answer the question: how does the stock market affect the economy?

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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.

InvestED: Ep. 78 – Back to Basics: Are You Capable of Understanding the Business?

Phil & Danielle

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Being good at skiing may not mean you will be excellent at snowboarding on the first try, but it does provide you with an understanding of winter sports which you can then grow upon.

This week on InvestED we dive into Charlie Munger’s first principle of finding great companies. We explain what it means to be capable of understanding the business and the level of understanding that is ultimately recommended before investing in a company. 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.

Stock Market Basics and How It Works

Phil Town

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The stock market is the best wealth creator in the entire world, yet remains a confusing concept for a lot of people.

In fact:

Most people don’t know the stock market basics.

When it comes to investing, where do you start? How does the stock market work? It’s difficult to pick a single starting point with so many investing strategies out there.

But that’s okay.

Today, we’ll cover the basics such as how the market works, how to learn to invest, and how beginners can get started.

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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.

The 4 Different Money Mindsets of Investing

Phil Town

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When it comes to investing, there are many different views and investment mindsets as to how we should be doing it. I’ve spent years trying model and teach how the best investors in the world – investors like Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Mohnish Pabrai invest.

Everyone should learn how to invest if they want to be financially free in retirement. If that’s true, why doesn’t everybody learn to invest? 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.

How to Deal With a Stock Market Drop

Phil Town

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When there’s a stock market drop, what do Rule #1 investors do? Stock market trends create fluctuations. The market goes from an emotional status of exuberance and excitement with an overheated market environment, to the exact opposite. The opposite emotion is fear, everything is horrible, everybody’s unemployed, and the sun is never going to come up tomorrow. That’s Read more.

The Truth About Mutual Funds

Phil Town

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When it comes to investing you have a lot of choices. You may have asked yourself, “Are mutual funds a good investment?” Maybe you’re looking for some mutual fund investment advice from someone who isn’t a fund manager.

Always remember your mutual fund manager wants to keep your money, so does your broker, and any other financial services professional who happen to have their hands in your pockets. 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.

Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds

Phil Town

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Your financial advisor is going to give you choices in your 401k or in your IRA between index funds and mutual funds. What are the best choices to make when it comes to your retirement? What is the difference between index funds and mutual funds? 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.

InvestED: Ep. 35- Efficient Market Theory and Bonds

Phil & Danielle

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Investing is arguably one of the most important elements of our financial future, yet most people choose not to invest due to a fear of failure. In this week’s episode, we discuss the emotional aspect of investing, how to grow when others are fearful, and the various types of bonds. 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.