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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.

    What Matters

    What Matters

    While it’s important to live a life in which you can provide for yourself and your loved ones, it’s also important to do things that make you feel whole and happy. 

    That’s why investing is so important. One of the greatest things about investing, especially when using Rule #1 strategies, is that it gives you the ability and financial freedom to live a vital life. You’ll no longer have to commit to the daily “grind” just to pay the bills.

    Tune in to this week’s episode of InvestED to learn more about how Phil and Danielle find purpose in their lives and how you can, too. Because at the end of the day, you don’t have to be a genius to invest. 

    It’s not a game where IQ wins – it’s a game where discipline wins.

    To learn more about how to stay disciplined in your investing practices to help you live a purposeful life, download your copy of Phil’s FREE 4M’s guide to successfully invest: https://bit.ly/3BiRJA1 

    Topics Discussed:

    Risk-taking

    Financial freedom

    Personal finances

    Meditation and transcendence

    Life values


    Resources Discussed

    War of the Worlds, HG Wells

    Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne

    InvestED Book

    SmartLess Podcast


    For show notes and more information visit www.investedpodcast.com
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    • 36 min
    Risk Averse

    Risk Averse

    What does it really mean to be risk-averse when it comes to investing?

    This week, Phil and Danielle return with a new episode of InvestED to discuss risk and how to decide if a company is dangerous enough to sink a potential investment decision.

    When you first start out with investing, it can be overwhelming and intimidating. But it’s important to go deep and really do your homework before making a truly sound decision, especially in today’s tough market.

    Tune in to this week’s episode of InvestED to learn more about risk inversion, what it takes to make a sound investment decision and how to overcome overwhelm.

    To learn more about how to be confident in a company, download your copy of Phil’s FREE guide about the 4 M’s to successful investing: https://bit.ly/3BiRJA1 

    Topics Discussed:

    Risk inversion

    Investment Overwhelm

    Uncertainty

    Predicting Success

    Events


    Resources Discussed

    Netflix Episode

    Netflix Part 2

    Netflix Part 3

    FAANGM Stocks Episode


    For show notes and more information visit www.investedpodcast.com. 
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    • 32 min
    Real Estate Investing

    Real Estate Investing

    If you think that because real estate lets you leverage your investment, then the rate of return is much higher than investing in a business, and is, therefore a better place for beginner investors to put their money, think again. This is a commonly held idea that can be completely mistaken. 

    Phil and other expert investors – including Warren Buffett – have owned real estate. From subdivisions to large farms, apartments, commercial property, and single-family homes, if you assess it’s valuable for your investing goals, real estate could be a good option for you.

    This week on InvestED, in an episode from The Vault, Danielle and Phil discuss whether or not it’s possible to make real estate a beneficial component of a high-performing financial portfolio.

    Learn more about following the Rule #1 method of successful investing! Click here to download your copy of Phil’s Value Investing Cheat Sheet: https://bit.ly/3qBJfxU 

    Resources Discussed:

    Atul Gawande Books

    Fortune Article


    Topics Discussed:

    Rule #1 Investing

    Real Estate Investing

    Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway Letters

    Risk Management

    Skuttlebutt

    All-Weather Portfolio


    For show notes and more information visit www.investedpodcast.com
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    • 54 min
    Lost Money

    Lost Money

    It hurts to lose money – especially after you’ve done all the work you were supposed to do. But you’re human, and even if you follow Rule #1 investing strategies by the book, you will still run a risk.

    However, it’s important, that when that risk – and possible loss – crosses your investment path, you don’t fall back to hoping the market will climb back into your favor. You must stay disciplined and continue to do what’s best, even if it means taking a rare loss. 

    In this episode of InvestED, Phil and Danielle discuss a recent loss Phil took, despite making textbook investing decisions. See how he overcame it so you know what to do if that happens to you and your portfolio. 

    Learn how to make the best textbook Rule #1 investing decisions that will prepare you for times of uncertainty or rare loss, while still staying in control of your portfolio. Download your free copy of the 4 M’s of Successful Investing: https://bit.ly/3BiRJA1 


    Topics Discussed:

    Alibaba

    Variable Interest Entities (VIEs)

    Difference between the US and Chinese Stock Exchange

    Government risk

    Rule #1 Investing

    Dealing with losses

    When to sell


    Resources:
    Successful Investing Guide

    For show notes and more information visit www.investedpodcast.com
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    • 34 min
    From the Vault: Best Munger Quotes

    From the Vault: Best Munger Quotes

    “It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.” — Charlie Munger

    Munger is the Vice Chairman of the world’s greatest compound interest machine: Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. 

    During the time of his and Warren Buffett’s reign as the leaders of Berkshire, the company has returned roughly 2,000,000% on its initial value. It’s safe to say we can all learn a lot from Charlie Munger.

    Today’s episode of InvestED is a favorite from the vault, where Phil and Danielle explain some of their favorite Charlie Munger quotes and cover how so many Rule #1 principles are based on his teachings.

    Get inspired to invest like some of the world's greatest investors, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett, with this free guide: https://bit.ly/3wGZz3T 

    Topics Discussed:

    Charlie Munger

    Rule #1 Investing Principles


    For show notes and more information visit www.investedpodcast.com 
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    • 33 min
    Google's Regulatory Risk (Part 1)

    Google's Regulatory Risk (Part 1)

    How do you get to the point where you like a company a lot, and want to invest, but in doing your homework, you end up coming up with convincing reasons not to buy it? 

    This week on InvestED, Phil and Danielle circle back to their discussion on Google, specifically, its regulatory risks that may convince believers in the company to consider not investing. 

    Tune in to this week’s podcast to learn more about Google’s unique position, its risks, and other world happenings to keep in mind when it comes to investing in big companies. 

    To learn more about how to responsibly plan for a successful investing future, download Phil’s 12-Month Financial Success Planner: https://bit.ly/3AmNEud 

    Resources Discussed:

    Ray Dalio’s LinkedIn

    Ray Dalio’s Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order

    The Big Short Movie


    Topics Discussed:

    Investing during world conflict

    Regulatory Risk

    Regulatory intervention

    Confirmation bias

    Inversions


    For show notes and more information visit www.investedpodcast.com.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

everydayorganic ,

Learning a lot

Learning a lot but I agree the sound needs adjusting. Thank you for being transparent and not hiding your areas of disagreement. Love the father daughter dynamic. Reminds me of me and my dad😀

BringBackValueInvesting ,

Should be called “Phil’s political hour”

Since his investing is completely confirmation bias informed by political views

Cyndi-Lou-Who ,

What Happened to Google - let’s make bank

I really enjoyed this episode with the lively discussion between Phil and Danielle.This episode got me thinking about Google a little differently.Although I am part of Phils generation, I am with Danielle let’s figure out a way to make BANK with our information

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