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August 7, 2020
On today's show we talk about one of the most important topics in personal finance, home ownership. Michael and Ben discuss renting versus buying, how to think about starter homes, where your house fits into your retirement plan, and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 5, 2020
On this week's show we discuss tech stock monopolies, Microsoft potentially buying TikTok, why more people are buying houses, what to do if your friends are speculating in stocks, Vanguard vs. Robinhood, the counterintuitive nature of this recession and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 31, 2020
On this edition of Talk Your Book we discuss the challenges of investing in a bond market will generationally low interest rates with Marvin Loh from State Street.   Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 29, 2020
On this week's show we discuss why market cycles are happening in record time, parallels to the 1990s, speculative frenzy, anecdotal stock market signals, the red hot real estate market, commercial real estate, how work from home will change in the future, gold going crazy, how much to pay for an engagement ring, and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 24, 2020
On this edition of Talk Your Book, we spoke with Edly co-founders Chris Ricciardi and Chuck Trafton about income service agreements, the student loan crisis and how to invest in the wages of college graduates.   Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 22, 2020
On this week's show we discuss new all-time lows in mortgage rates, why this is no normal recession, hopes and questions for a vaccine, Betterment vs. Robinhood, saving money when you earn a bonus and more.   Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 15, 2020
On this week's show we discuss the bubble behavior in Tesla, Elon Musk becoming richer than Warren Buffett, Robert De Niro is going broke, simple > complex, the home renovation boom, wealth inequality's impact on gambling, Hulu is better than Amazon Prime and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 8, 2020
On this weeks show we discuss the two types of investing mistakes, hangovers and sunburns, when markets actually make sense, migration out of big cities, Tesla's unbelievable run, a world with no yield, the joys of indexing, options for college kids in the fall and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 1, 2020
On this week's show we discuss growing worries about the economy, a double-dip depression, why the Fed may have to backstop the banks, shorting commercial real estate, the dominance of the biggest tech stocks, lower interest rates for a long time, what about Japan, inflationary scars and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 24, 2020
On this week's show we discuss Jeremy Siegel's inflationary scenario for the market, why it's time to stop complaining about the Fed, why poverty in the US actually improved during this crisis, is this another bubble, the garbage portfolio, why this is such a difficult time to invest as a retiree and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 19, 2020
On today's show we talk with Chris Shuba, founder and CEO of Helios Quantitative Research. Helios partners with financial advisors to create a unique and compelling asset management experience for their clients. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 17, 2020
On this week's show we discuss who is driving market prices right now, Robinhood's PR dream, the Hertz bankruptcy story, Dave Portnoy's day-trading escapades, why active managers should be salivating right now, how private equity could turn out like index funds, why bad news resonates more than good news, is the banking industry heading for a collapse and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 12, 2020
On today's show we talk with Ben Miller, co-founder and CEO of FundRise, about how individuals can access the private real estate market. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 10, 2020
On this week's show we discuss the insane move in the stock market from the lows, the surprising unemployment numbers, underestimating the Fed, going from the Great Depression to euphoria in a matter of months, why international stocks are finally joining the fun, private equity in 401k plans, racial wealth inequality, Airbnb's comeback and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 5, 2020
On this Talk Your Book we chat with Daniel Crosby about behavioral psychology, why we're not wired to manage money, how to improve your financial decisions and how systems and automation can help. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 3, 2020
On this week's show we discuss the saddest week in a long time, post-traumatic growth, 2020 vs. 1968, why working from home is a privilege, inequality in America, the explosion in the airline ETF, Carl Icahn's big losses in Hertz, teaching your children about investing and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 27, 2020
We discuss why Zoom is worth more than the 5 biggest U.S. airlines, how many of the pandemic stocks are here for good, Spotify taking over the podcast game, Amazon possibly buying JC Penney, winners and losers from the WFH trend, the summer bull case for Airbnb, why alternative ETFs haven't worked, what happens to the conference industry and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 22, 2020
On today's show we talk about all things related to corporate real estate in the United States. How has it been affected by COVID-19, what does the future look like, and what does it all mean for investors.   Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 20, 2020
We discuss what a potential vaccine means for stock market, we could see a bubble after this, retail bankruptcies, the food delivery business, why the stock market is so confusing right now, inequality in this crisis, active fund performance during the bear market and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 15, 2020
We discuss inequality among corporations, differences in the unemployed by education, the best new restaurant in the country just went out of business, why housing prices are rising during the crisis, millennials fleeing big cities, you are not Stanley Druckenmiller and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 13, 2020
We discuss why stocks aren't doing better in countries with a better virus response, why portfolio managers hate the Fed, how are the airlines going to survive, finding some gray area in the crisis data, food delivery price gouging, white-collar layoffs, working out from home, Peter Lynch crisis stocks, millennials receiving social security and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 6, 2020
On this week's show we discuss Warren Buffett's annual meeting, why Berkshire didn't buy anything, crisis buzzwords, the death of commodities, retailers going out of business, the rise in credit card debt, comedy Oscars and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
May 1, 2020
We discuss how hard it is to outperform the market, why investors need to be more open-minded, how the crisis will impact millennial home-buying, how the Fed is redefining central banking, Occam's razor on interest rates, how inflation impacts growth and value stocks, noobwhales attracted to market turmoil and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 29, 2020
We discuss why credit card payments will be the first thing to go for people with financial problems, why so many people prefer real estate as an investment, colleges, and gyms are in trouble, people who will leave big cities, how a crisis can change your investment thesis on the fly and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 24, 2020
We discuss why the stock market isn't falling more, craziness in the oil market, why "normal" portfolios may be performing better during the crisis, the death of department stores, banks, bailouts and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 22, 2020
We discuss fairness in the bailout process, why no one believes in this market, why it's been so difficult to outperform the market during this bear, Munger and Buffett's changing appetite for risk, why epidemiologists would make good investors and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 17, 2020
We discuss the path to normalcy, why the economy is going to be operating at partial capacity for some time, when people will begin flying again, why people are so angry with the bailouts, counterintuitive real estate trends, why colleges may be in trouble this fall and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 15, 2020
On this week's show we discuss the pandemic's impact on Disney, when people will be willing to go to large events in the future, private equity companies getting bailed out, anger coming from Main Street, counterintuitive markets, professional sports with no fans and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 13, 2020
On today’s show Michael and Ben sit down with Scott Lynn, founder of Masterworks, to talk about how technology has enabled investors to get access to the art market.  Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 10, 2020
We discuss the latest unemployment numbers, the massive help coming from the Fed, why markets are so confusing at the moment, a new theory on forward stock market returns and why investing is so difficult in this environment. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 8, 2020
On this week's show we discuss some good news out of NYC, can this ever be over until we have a vaccine, why this is more like a war than a financial crisis, who is getting hurt the worst from job losses, the 4 rules of pandemic economics, the massive response from the Fed, and some stuff to worry about when this is all over. Learn More Read the Transcript Subscribe to the Capital Allocators Blog or Monthly Mailing List Don't Subscribe, but Let Us Know Who You Are Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides Review past episodes of the Podcast
April 3, 2020
**Same show in its entirety.  The previous version lost the last few mintues.  Apologies for the inconvenience** We discuss the enormous effort from the science community to find a vaccine, using history as a guide even when every bear market is different, a wild month in the stock market, the coming small business apocalypse, how many people will have trouble with mortgage/rent payments, inequality in the downturn and much more.  Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
April 1, 2020
On this week's show we discuss avoiding politics during a crisis, unintended consequences from the shutdown, the spike in national debt, why economics is so confusing, bottoms vs dead cat bounces, when to rebalance and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 27, 2020
On this new episode we discuss the awful unemployment numbers, the new fiscal stimulus bill, restaurants in trouble, other businesses impacted, what happens if you buy too early, the best books on market panics, timing the bottom and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 25, 2020
On this week's show we discuss hindsight bias when the crisis is over, impressive measures by other countries, turmoil in the bond markets, will we get a new generation of Depression babies, the need for fiscal stimulus and more.' Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 20, 2020
On today's episode, we discuss the number of businesses impacted by the coronavirus shutdown, the potential fiscal stimulus plan, why interest rates are rising, how to think about rebalancing into the pain, Great Depression comparisons and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 18, 2020
On this week's show we discuss working from home, the enormous impact the coronavirus is having on the economy, how people's lives are changing in a hurry, turmoil in bond ETFs, the differences between now and 2008 and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 16, 2020
On today's show we speak with Dave Mazza, head of product at Direxion about trading levered ETFs, and other products they're working on. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 12, 2020
On today's emergency edition of Animal Spirits, we discuss the severe disruption being caused by the coronavirus, why it's ok to overreact but not panic, how to prepare for a recession and why personal finances are more important than portfolio management at a time like this. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 11, 2020
On this week's episode we talk about the carnage in the stock market, the huge drop in oil prices, going from the fear of missing out to the fear of being in, why moves in the markets feel like they're happening faster than ever, some context around the plunge, are investors overreacting, the Fed's bazooka, why bonds are scarier than stocks right now and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 9, 2020
On this week's business movie re-watch, we discuss The Founder, the Michael Keaton movie from 2016 about Ray Kroc and how he built McDonald's into an empire from humble beginnings. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 4, 2020
On this week's show we discuss the wild moves in the stock market, the emergency rate cut by the Fed, the chances the coronavirus leads to a recession, the crazy move lower in interest rates, Robinhood's issues, the industries most impacted by the pandemic and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
March 2, 2020
On this week's Talk Your Book Michael and Ben talk all things commodities with Yale's Geert Rouwenhorst and John Love from USCF Investments. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 26, 2020
On this week's episode, we discuss the impact of the coronavirus, ramifications of the asset management mergers because of commission-free trading, why the top 1% isn't static, why bond yields are so low, cashing out your 401k to pay for business school and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 24, 2020
On this edition of Talk Your Book, Michael and Ben sat down with Bob Mitchell and Derek Johnston of Conestoga Capital Advisors to discuss investing in small and mid cap growth stocks and why this space is often overlooked by investors. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 19, 2020
On this week's show we discuss the wealth inequality problem, how to get more people invested in financial assets, who gets hit the hardest during the next market crash, overcrowding in the private markets, concentration in the U.S. stock market, intellectual index funds debates, the benefits of working out and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 17, 2020
On this edition of a Random Watch Down Wall Street we re-visited Margin Call, the 2011 fictional movie about the 2008 financial crisis from the perspective of the various employees at an investment bank that is potentially going under. We discuss where this one sits on the pantheon of business movies, the wonderful cast and how well this has aged over time. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 12, 2020
On this week's show, we discuss the rise of TikTok Tesla traders, material signs of wealth, the generational wealth gap, why so much money is going into bond funds, why NYC is the enemy of personal finance, the Coronavirus and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 10, 2020
On today's show, we talk with John Schonberg, portfolio manager of the Covered Bridge Fund. John explains how they derive income in this strategy by selling covered calls, and how this could fit into an overall portfolio. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
February 5, 2020
On today's show we discuss the amazing run by Tesla's stock, why markets aren't like casinos, Ray Dalio's beef with the WSJ, Zeri Hedge getting banned from Twitter, sports gambling as the next stock-picking, why more risk doesn't always equal higher returns and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
January 29, 2020
On this week's show, we discuss living for today, why millennials own such a small piece of the real estate pie, why investors trade more than they used to, why older people will be working longer, FIRE backlash, the Fed's role in stock valuations, the finances of ditching your car, why people are drawn to apocalyptic thinking and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
January 22, 2020
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 and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
January 15, 2020
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 meat market and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
January 8, 2020
On this week's episode, we discuss Ben's new book Don't Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams, 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 have a budget, 401k hacks and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
January 1, 2020
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 shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 25, 2019
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 and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 23, 2019
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 blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 18, 2019
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 days and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 16, 2019
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 Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 11, 2019
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 blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 9, 2019
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... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 4, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the coming generational wealth transfer, some good economic news, The Irishman, too many contrarians, hedge fund money, investment banking as a career, 529 investing, one of the best things about parenting and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
December 2, 2019
On this edition of Talk Your Book we chatted with Will Rhind and David Barse about the new GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF and thinking about finding winners by avoiding losers in your portfolio. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 27, 2019
On this week's show we discuss scale in the asset management business, Robloncho and Cybertruck reviews, the biggest worries in the real estate market, the student loan-like problem for young people and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 25, 2019
On this edition of Talk Your Book, we spoke with Alpha Architect's Wes Gray and Jack Vogel about value and momentum strategies and how they developed their investing process. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 20, 2019
On this week's show we discuss our initial thoughts on Disney+, staying bearish on Netflix since 2002, tech adoption, Google checking accounts, Armageddon calls, the social media era, influencer fraud, new customers from free trades, measurables in advertising, home prices vs. interest rates vs. William Shatner and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 18, 2019
On this edition of Talk Your Book we had Jason Barsema from Halo Investing on to discuss the structured products market, how they're trying to make them more transparent, the pros and cons of structured products, best use cases for advisors and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 13, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the growth in auto loans, denominator blindness in debt statistics, experts on an earlier version of the world, the one-percenters, timing value stocks, infinite leverage, more surveys and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 11, 2019
On this Talk Your Book we sat down with Dana Cavalea, former strength & conditioning coach for the New York Yankees to discuss his book Habits of Champion and how he got the job of a lifetime at age 23. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 7, 2019
On today's Talk Your Book we talked with Greg Zuckerman about his new book The Man Who Solved the Market. We covered how Jim Simons built the greatest track record ever, lessons all investors can take away from Simons, how Ren Tech does it, the process of writing this book and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
November 6, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the food delivery recession, demographic wars, why people are staying in their homes longer, why teens love TikTok, how Deadspin imploded, selling out at the top, Apple wearable growth, Ashton Kutcher's personal finance advice, The Irishman and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 30, 2019
On this week's show we discuss company performance after a CEO leaves, never-ending finance arguments, what would happen if we banned buybacks, Elizabeth Warren's plans to break-up big corporations, Tesla as a sentiment barometer, why China matters more to Hollywood than the US, the glut of realtors and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 28, 2019
On this edition of Talk Your Book we chatted with Eddy Elfenbein about his ETF, the buy list, passively investing in active stock picking, why it's so difficult to do nothing most of the time with your investments, fulcrum fees and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 23, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the never-ending death of the 60/40 portfolio, why it feels logical and irrational to invest overseas right now, why rich people continue to work, how Blockbuster blew it with Netflix, the Influencer bubble may be popping, a recession may not be on the horizon, the age people are the most unhappy, Paul Rudd and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 16, 2019
On this week's episode we discuss the streaming wars, recession-proof businesses, the China-NBA clash, the power of Twitter, underwear economic indicators, credit vs. interest rates, the winner of the no-fee ETF war, Robinhood's foray into banking, finding a new role as a CFA, the greatest TV characters of all-time and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 14, 2019
On this edition of Re-Kindled, Michael and Ben discuss Tipping Point, Blink, Talking to Strangers, pop psychology, and Malcolm Gladwell backlash. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 9, 2019
On this week's show we discuss how private equity came out so well from the financial crisis, what's changed in the private tech markets, algos controlling trading, how allowance to give your kids, why anecdotes don't tell the story about the economy, why Fidelity is the Microsoft of the asset management industry and more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
October 2, 2019
On this week's episode we discuss momentum crashes, free trading for all, public vs. private markets, IPO performance, Goldman's foray into banking for the masses, healthcare inflation, rich people giving money to Ivy League schools, Shawshank what-ifs and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
September 25, 2019
On this week's show we discuss Airbnb's need to IPO, WeWork's latest PR nightmare, rich people raising cash, why now is one of the hardest investing environments ever, do interest rates impact private markets, Disney Plus, why no one will ever buy Twitter, YouTube influencers, Jim Grant and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
September 23, 2019
On today's Talk Your Book we sat down with Phil Haslett from EquityZen to discuss investing in private growth companies. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
September 18, 2019
On this week's show, we discuss how to pass the CFA exam, the range of performance in S&P 500 companies, factor crashes, why quants matter more than index funds, influencer ghostwriters, understanding IRRs, what Amazon could do next, the best movies ever and much more.   Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
September 11, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the passive bubble talk, private market bubble talk, credit cards, stocks vs the economy, people who own the market, Jeremy Renner's social media experiment, student loan forgiveness, and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
September 4, 2019
On this week's show we discuss how flows affect the market, why there is no passive bubble, why small caps are always underfollowed, financial literacy differences between men and women, the Peloton IPO, why the Fed is not our savior, the Rock's singing voice, the new Chapelle, and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 28, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the finances of having kids, the best case scenario for the next recession, is anyone bullish right now, hedging out the end of the world, Michael's worst take ever, Ben's student loan story, Joe Rogan, trading options, the best book of the year so far and much more. On this week's show we discuss the finances of having kids, the best case scenario for the next recession, is anyone bullish right now, hedging out the end of the world, Michael's worst take ever, Ben's student loan story, Joe Rogan, trading options, the best book of the year so far and much more.
August 26, 2019
On this edition of Re-Kindled, Michael and Ben discuss Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 21, 2019
On this week's show we discuss yield curve inversions, why everyone is always predicting recessions, RV indicators, bonds are expensive, who buys negative rate bonds, our new noobwhale t-shirts, VC pump & dumps, how many people live paycheck-to-paycheck, fly swatters, social media cultures, money advice for people in their 20s and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 19, 2019
On today’s animal Spirits Talk Your Book, Michael and Ben talk to Clay Gardner of titan invest. Titan is on a mission to democratize hedge fund investing. Go to titanvest.com for more information. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 14, 2019
On this week's show we discuss what to make of negative interest rates, who is buying these bonds with negative rates, the new Apple credit card, the growth in takeout food, why fly swatters can't be disrupted, how Planet Fitness hacked human nature to build a giant gym business, why fewer people are going to the movies every year, why millennials have no friends, what asset will be the best performer over the next 10 years and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 7, 2019
On this week's show we discuss how stocks have reacted to past Fed rate cuts, why is the stock market falling, why aren't there more unicorn companies in Japan, nature vs. nurture in your finances, why Michael bought a Peloton, Noobwhale t-shirts, can sovereign bonds really be in a bubble, CBD gyms, why people never feel rich, a rule of thumb on when to refinance, Amazon is getting into real estate, the most popular sandwiches and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
August 5, 2019
On this edition of Re-Kindled we discuss Philip Tetlock's masterpiece on prediction, Superforecasting. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 31, 2019
On this week's show we discuss intellectual shaming, power laws in the stock market, the insane number of stocks that end up losers, why are fewer people driving minivans, what would happen if the USD lost reserve currency status, will there ever be negative interest rates in the US, why you should never borrow money from a friend and much more.  
July 24, 2019
On this week's show we discuss why are fewer people subscribing to Netflix, will we ever really reach peak podcast, how many people own their home outright, what is the chance your home will go down in value over 5 years, Elizabeth Warren's plan to rein in Wall Street, Mira Sorvino's thoughts on the stock market, Ray Dalio's thoughts on the coming paradigm shift, a boglehead's risk parity strategy on steroids & much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 17, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the upside to social media, zombie VC companies, podcasting at Wealth/Stack, bubbles and career risk, using credit card reward points, where couples meet these days, the contradictory nature of having skin in the game, influencing and side hustling is hard, why specializing in sports could lead to more injuries and much more Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 15, 2019
On this week's Talk Your Book, Michael and Ben sat down with Sal Gilbertie, CEO and founder of Teucrium Trading, an ETF provider of agricultural commodities products. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 10, 2019
On this week's show we discuss does all the high-frequency trading at the start and end of the day matter, what trends will die off with the baby boomer generation, is Rich Dad, Poor Dad real, visualizing wealth inequality, Walmart's competition with Amazon, are banks a big short again, why did valuations get so low during the late-70s/early-80s, why does the government charge such high rates on student loan debt?, celebrating saving milestones and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 8, 2019
On this episode of Talk Your Book, we talk with Toby Carlisle, portfolio manager of the new Acquirer's Fund ETF about deep value investing. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 3, 2019
On this week's show we discuss why comedy movies are dying, therapy for social media, lower rates on savings accounts, Amazon as a shipping company, negative yielding debt, context around student loan debt, bank overdraft fees, how many Americans can do one push-up, the best books we've read in a long time and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
July 1, 2019
On this week's Talk Your Book, Michael & Ben sat down with Vincent De Martel of Invesco to discuss how institutional investors are using factor investment strategies and what this means for the space going forward. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 26, 2019
On this week's show we discuss why Michael is getting back into trading, Facebook's new cryptocurrency, is it a good thing more professional investors are buying up starter homes, should Vanguard get into private equity, why Harry Dent says there will be a depression in the year 2073, can you really use demographics to predict the markets, how many people cry after selling their home, why it's better to peak late in your career, why the 1990s had much better movies than we do now and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
June 19, 2019
On this week's show we discuss are there more unicorns now because there's more money in venture capital, why we're bullish on the next gen of retirement savers, Mary Meeker's most important trends on the Internet, is the personal finance industry a scam, what works better -- fitness advice or finance advice, is QE all psychological, will Social Security run out of money, why do we need inflation at all and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
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