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Phil Town is a hedge fund manager and author of 3 New York Times best-selling investment books, Invested, Rule #1, and Payback Time. 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. Subscribe and leave a review. Questions? Email questions@investedpodcast.com.

InvestED: The Rule #1 Investing Podcast Phil Town & Danielle Town

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Phil Town is a hedge fund manager and author of 3 New York Times best-selling investment books, Invested, Rule #1, and Payback Time. 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. Subscribe and leave a review. Questions? Email questions@investedpodcast.com.

    Bad Blood

    Bad Blood

    Do you ever find yourself in the process of research and realize that you’re only looking for information that supports your hunches? That’s confirmation bias, and it’s a trap that value investors must learn to dodge as they investigate the next business to buy into.

    With billions of dollars on the line at times, there’s no limit to what some people will do to see their companies achieve success, regardless of the ethics involved. Therefore, one of the best tools we can have in our toolbox is knowing how to spot red flags and steer clear of the deception and fraud that can fool even the savviest investor.

    In this week’s episode, Phil and Danielle tell us how “being a reporter for your own newspaper” is not only among the more interesting aspects of investing, but why it can safeguard your portfolio and avoid costly missteps.

    To know exactly where to start when researching companies to invest in, don’t miss out on your free copy of Phil’s Value Investing Cheat Sheet: https://bit.ly/3QeCCje

    Topics Discussed:

    Oliver White

    Confirmation bias

    Terrence Howard’s questionable math

    Peer review

    Scuttlebutt investing

    Theranos


    Resources Discussed:
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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    • 34 min
    Last of the Mohicans

    Last of the Mohicans

    To be a well-informed investor, it's crucial to read widely across various topics. This broad knowledge base enhances your ability to make strategic investment decisions by understanding industry dynamics, economic trends, and global events.

    Investing involves betting on the future of the country where you place your money, making a comprehensive worldview essential for success. While some may dismiss those without formal education in a specific field, unconventional thinking can offer unique and valuable insights in the investment world.

    On this week’s episode, Phil and Danielle take a look at the frontier economics of Daniel Boone, and how going outside the bounds of investing and finance can be a huge advantage for value investors.

    To learn how to better plan, save, and invest at any age, click here for a free copy of Rule #1’s guide Map Out Your Investing Journey: https://bit.ly/3DTy4qN

    Topics Discussed:

    July 4th

    The importance of reading broadly

    Daniel Boone/Westward expansion

    Buffett on betting against America

    Confirmation bias


    Resources Discussed:

    Last of the Mohicans

    Irrational Exuberance

    JRE with Terrence Howard and Eric Weinstein


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    • 30 min
    Succession

    Succession

    Despite all the mystique around investing, it essentially boils down to understanding the business you’re investing in and viewing it as owning a part of a real company, not just buying a stock. This tends to hold true no matter the company, the industry, or the state of the market as a whole.

    Few investors have understood this as well as Warren Buffett and his team at Berkshire Hathaway. With Munger having recently passed and Buffett offering insights into his twilight years as the world’s premier value investing superstar, what does the future hold for BH with the potential for a huge shakeup in leadership?

    This week finds our hosts back in the “studio” to discuss the question of succession planning at Berkshire Hathaway, and what that means for the value investor and the market at large.

    For more knowledge from some of the most successful minds in value investing, click here for your free copy of The Best Investors in the World: https://bit.ly/3DhbmIS

    Topics Discussed:

    Instagram

    Dataroma/Gurufocus

    Li Lu and Timberland

    Institutional imperative at Berkshire


    Resources Discussed:
    The Intelligent Investor

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    • 36 min
    Pool Party Investing Practice

    Pool Party Investing Practice

    Summer is here, and the season of barbecues, block parties, and swimming pools may actually have more to offer for your investing practice than just a nice break from sitting in front of the computer.

    In this week’s truncated “tidbit episode,” Danielle reminds us that every conversation can be an opportunity to dig a bit deeper into an unfamiliar subject, and that a good value investor keeps their eyes, ears, and mind open to the wealth of knowledge and perspective that comes from the people in their life.

    To get a handle on your own investing practice for all 4 seasons, don’t miss out on your free copy of Phil Town’s 12-Month Financial Success Planner: https://bit.ly/45AP6Xh

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    • 4 min
    FROM THE VAULT: GameStop and Short Squeezes

    FROM THE VAULT: GameStop and Short Squeezes

    The market is a thrilling arena for investors in the internet age. Due to the previously unimaginable connectivity afforded to the public by the internet and social media, we’ve seen coordinated efforts by online investors who’ve used message boards to engineer short squeezes against hedge funds, like with the highly-publicized story surrounding GameStop.
    A short squeeze occurs when investors betting on a stock's decline are forced to buy shares to cover their positions, driving the price up further. This phenomenon was vividly demonstrated with GameStop, causing substantial losses for hedge funds and prompting a regulatory response.
    In this week’s throwback episode, we check back on the early days of the ongoing GameStop/Reddit saga to see where it all began.
    To discover your investing weaknesses and learn how to manage your money smarter, click here to take the Rule #1 Investing Personalities Quiz:  https://bit.ly/468F8eW

    Topics Discussed:

    Reddit

    GameStop

    Robinhood

    Shorting stocks

    SEC regulation


    Resources Discussed:
    Chamath Palihapitiya interview

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    • 47 min
    FROM THE VAULT: What Nike’s New Campaign Means for Their Stock

    FROM THE VAULT: What Nike’s New Campaign Means for Their Stock

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Emberello ,

I've loved this podcast, but...

I can't stand the tone he uses with his daughter. For that reason, I'm no longer subscribing.

LearningToPlayTPT ,

Thank you Phil and Danielle

Love this weekly podcast. This father-daughter duo has helped me gain courage and confidence to do my own research and invest. Read all their easy to read and understand books. Love, respect and a little fun surrounds such a hard subject to teach and learn. Thank you Phil and Danielle!

Trixie111 ,

Incredibly inspiring to change

I have had fear of investing my entire life. I work in the financial industry, but have not attained wealth or abundance. I am 58 years old. This is the first time that I have been completely inspired to change my life for the better. Phil and Danielle have broken down the wall of fear that has consumed me. I feel positive, passionate and ready to do this. I am with them 100%. I cannot thank the two of you enough for starting this podcast. Danielle asks the questions that I have asked myself over and over again. Phil answers the questions in laymen’s terms. Danielle’s book is also excellent!!!

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