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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.

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?

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.

The Basics of Dividends

Phil Town

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Let’s talk about the basics of stock dividends, what they mean, and how we look at dividends as Rule #1 investors.

What’s the Difference Between a Bull & Bear Market?

Phil Town

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I sometimes get asked by investors what is a bull market and what is a bear market and how does it relate to Rule #1 Investing?

Well, let me put it in our terms…

How do Events Cause Stock Market Prices to Change?

Phil Town

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This is one of the most important things I could ever teach you about stock market prices…

How are stock prices determined? What causes stocks to go on sale?

PHIL TOWN IS BURIED UNDER A PILE OF KEYNOTE SLIDES

Phil Town

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Rulers, I've been less attentive to the Blog lately.  I'm sorry.  I'm just plain buried by creating Keynote presentations for the workshop we just did in Atlanta and…

3 HOT COMPANIES TO NOT BUY

Phil Town

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Here are a few thoughts on three hot companies that I’m not buying right now: LULU: Lululemon Athletica is a rapidly growing clothing store anchored in Yoga gear. …

That 70’s Show

Phil Town

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The stock market is well on its way to potentially repeating the market from 1965 to 1983 – 18 years of an indexed 0% market return.  We have…

Phil Town on Bank of America

Phil Town

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  Bank of America sucks Melissa has had an account at Bank of America since 2002.  She deposits a check every month and for every month since she opened…