World-Renowned Investing Expert Phil Town Announces San Diego Workshop

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Best-Selling Author and Top Hedge Fund Manager Comes to Southern California for Exclusive Event

Phil Town, Rule #1 Investing

My goal is to teach people how to take control of their finances so they don’t have to pay someone else who will get them a mediocre rate of return at best.

Phil Town, a recognized hedge fund manager and two times New York Times best-selling author of "Rule #1" and "Payback Time" will host his Rule #1 Investing workshop for one exclusive stop in San Diego Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22.

Town’s Rule #1 model portfolio was ranked No. 1 in 2014 by the American Association for Individual Investors ( when it produced a 50 percent rate of return. In 2013, it produced a 47 percent rate of return.

In his workshop, Town teaches everyday investors about the myths that most often lead to investing mistakes, how to take ownership of their investment decisions without the help of a financial advisor, and how to create an inflation-proof retirement portfolio.

Students that attend the workshop learn how to beat the market by buying only a few businesses that meet certain criteria, reaping returns of 15 percent and higher. He believes that the common strategy of diversifying and holding is ineffective and based on the widely held misconception of Efficient Market Theory, which states that the market is in a perpetual state of efficiency and thereby the price of any stock is at all times equal to its value.

“Eighty-five percent of the market is filled with ‘little guy’ money. It’s our 401(k)s, our pension plans, and our kids’ college funds. My goal is to teach people how to take control of their finances so they don’t have to pay someone else who will get them a mediocre rate of return at best.”

In 1980 as a Grand Canyon river guide, an investor and future mentor taught Phil "The Rule" and he subsequently turned $1,000 into $1.45 million in five years. Town says his mission is to teach ordinary investors to do the same.

The Rule #1 Workshop only recently began being offered in San Diego annually. Town said, “We hold workshops regularly in my hometown near Atlanta, but we’ve had a lot of requests to make the workshop more easily accessible for people on the west coast, and what better place than San Diego? We love it here.”

Town has been featured on CNBC, FOX, Business Week and MSNBC, and has shared stages with Bill Clinton, Colin Powell and Steve Jobs.

To register for the Rule #1 Investing workshop, go to

About Rule #1 Investing
Rule #1 Investing seeks to educate people interested in financial success, on a value based investing approach that instills confidence to take control of their own wealth. There is no assurance, however, that you will be a profitable investor based upon what you learn from Rule #1 Investing™, Inc. All trading and investment activity subjects you to the risk of loss, including losses greater than your original investment. For more information, visit

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