Animal Spirits Podcast

Animal spirits is a show about markets, life, and investing. Join Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson as they talk about what they're reading, writing, listening to and watching. Look for new episodes every Wednesday morning.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 137 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 122: The Short Squeeze

On this week's show we discuss Tesla's wild ride, fixing the US retirement system, why financial literacy doesn't always work, why the Fed isn't to blame for everything in the markets, long-term market return expectations, where are all the start-ups...



episode 121: The 10 Best Jobs in America

On this week's episode we discuss Vanguard vs Mark Zuckerberg, do people value work over family, chances of a recession in 2020, Apple AirPods as a business, why are there so many mattress stores, Sapphire Reserve is raising rates, the plant-based...



episode 120: Millennials on Communism

On this week's episode, we discuss Ben's new book , the future of the publishing world, how markets respond to geopolitical uncertainty, why this bull market lacks euphoria, risks & opportunities from an aging population, how many people actually...



episode 119: Everybody's Busy

On this week's show we discuss working nights and weekends, why people are "busy" all the time, why we don't enjoy innovation as much as we should, tech bros vs finance bros, low stakes conspiracy theories, energy stocks and much more. Find complete...



episode 118: The Best Decade in Human History

On this week's show we talk about the one year anniversary of the bear market, the Christmas Eve miracle bottom, the new Peter Lynch interview, why it never pays to be a pessimist, the illiquidity premium, recessionary vs non-recessionary bear markets...



A Random Watch Down Wall Street: Trading Places

We re-watched the 1980s finance classic Trading Places with Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis to discuss how markets have changed since then, the most iconic scenes, and how well this movie aged. Find complete shownotes on our...


 2019-12-23  23m

episode 117: Shopping Under the Influence

On this week's show we discuss some of the best charts of the decade from YCharts, the different types of Twitter accounts, when ETFs will surpass mutual funds, the new Bob Iger book, the best memes of 2019, how much does the Tooth Fairy get these...


 2019-12-18  42m

Talk Your Book: The Case for Tactical Equity

On today's show we talk with Corey Hoffstein of Newfound Research about all things tactical, including their new ETF, ROMO. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor...


 2019-12-16  27m

episode 116: Murder of the American Dream

On this week's show we discuss the economy Paul Volcker inherited at the Fed, a decade without a recession, how to raise kind children, the appeal of annuities, avoiding a mid-life crisis, banana art and much more. Find complete shownotes on our...


 2019-12-11  43m

A Random Watch Down Wall Street: Boiler Room

On this episode Michael and Ben rewatch the Wall Street classic, Boiler Room to discuss how things have changed in the industry since 2000, early Microsoft millionaires, cold-calling stock pitches and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs......


 2019-12-09  27m