InvestED: Ep. 106- Taking Charge of Your Money

How afraid of the stock market should you be? This week we discuss why the market is going up, why it is unnecessary to use an advisor to invest, and the complexity of options trading.

In Episode 106 You’ll Learn:

  1. Who are the Tradition of Masters.
  2. What is the relation between the U.S. market capitalization and GDP of the country?
  3. Definition of an investor.
  4. Why timing the market is not the best idea.
  5. How the cost of living will grow every 20 years and how much money you will need to have saved for retirement.
  6. What to do if you want to manage your own money and obtain a ‘washtub.’
  7. What is options trading?

Show Notes:

About Phil & Danielle – Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, two-time NY Times best-selling author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide, and a former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. Danielle Town is an attorney specializing in emerging corporation law. She has her Master of Laws Degree from the University of Colorado, her J.D. from NYU, and her M.A. from Oxford. Danielle plays the counter balance to Phil in this father-daughter duo podcast. Danielle asks all of the questions that everyone wants to ask about investing.

  • bump513

    Thank you Phil for demystifying options for us smaller investors.

  • Francesco Guarnaccia

    Hi Danielle and Phil, very interesting to listen to you and found this podcast very interesting.
    My question is about ETF. It seems to me that buying a ETF in a low phase of the market and selling when the market is up again is a good long term investing strategy specially for all people that don’t have the capacity or passion to learn Rule#1 investing. This will require the minimum time necessary to define when to buy the EFT in a recession and selling in the opposite situation. What do you think about ?